Iggy & the Stooges / Iggy Pop
1 x LP
+ bonus download
2017 EU reissue on 180g LP= masterpiece. This 1977 colaboration with David Bowie simply reeinvented Protopunk. This is the beggining of the post-punk scene, borrowing dark and funky basslines, heavily distorted guitar licks and fantastic bass-bariton...
Release date 10-06-2017(Originally released in 1977)
2017 EU reissue on 180g LP= masterpiece. This colaboration with David Bowie simply reeinvented Protopunk. This is the beggining of the post-punk scene, borrowing dark and funky basslines, heavily distorted guitar licks and fantastic bass-baritone vocals, creating an absurd darky-ambient sound.
A1 Sister Midnight
A5 China Girl
B1 Dum Dum Boys
B2 Tiny Girls
B3 Mass Production
In 1976, the Stooges had been gone for two years, and Iggy Pop had developed a notorious reputation as one of rock & roll's most spectacular waste cases. After a self-imposed stay in a mental hospital, a significantly more functional Iggy was desperate to prove he could hold down a career in music, and he was given another chance by his longtime ally, David Bowie. Bowie co-wrote a batch of new songs with Iggy, put together a band, and produced The Idiot, which took Iggy in a new direction decidedly different from the guitar-fueled proto-punk of the Stooges. Musically, The Idiot is of a piece with the impressionistic music of Bowie's "Berlin Period" (such as Heroes and Low), with it's fragmented guitar figures, ominous basslines, and discordant, high-relief keyboard parts. Iggy's new music was cerebral and inward-looking, where his early work had been a glorious call to the id, and Iggy was in more subdued form than with the Stooges, with his voice sinking into a world-weary baritone that was a decided contrast to the harsh, defiant cry heard on "Search and Destroy." Iggy was exploring new territory as a lyricist, and his songs on The Idiot are self-referential and poetic in a way that his work had rarely been in the past; for the most part the results are impressive, especially "Dum Dum Boys," a paean to the glory days of his former band, and "Nightclubbing," a call to the joys of decadence. The Idiot introduced the world to a very different Iggy Pop, and if the results surprised anyone expecting a replay of the assault of Raw Power, it also made it clear that Iggy was older, wiser, and still had plenty to say; it's a flawed but powerful and emotionally absorbing work.
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Originally released: 1977
This release: 2017