Iggy Pop has always been a real cool time, and he shows no sign of stopping. The Stooges are nothing short of awesome and everyone should have the experience of standing in front of a stack and having them blast your face off (live or recorded as long as the DJ isn’t one of those knob meddlers – oh you think you know something Iggy doesn’t about how this song should sound?). I just heard some of Iggy’s latest work, a record inspired by a French novel that you’d file between Jazz and French Pop called Préliminaires. The album came out last week (but I bumped this because of Michael), Écouter.
He sounds like a cross between Serge Gainsbourg and Wes Studi’s Magua from “Last of the Mohicans” Singing in French on a few tracks (see embedded), and it kind of rules. While I’m on the subject, these are some of the best things about Iggy Pop (other than The Stooges, obvs).
1. His collaborations with David Bowie.
2. Which decades later inspired the film “Velvet Goldmine.”
3. He scares Henry Rollins
4. His chat with Tom Waits in “Coffee and Cigarettes”
5. Having the balls to go for it.