So James Osterberg Jr. which is his real name who has been called the grand-daddy of punk more than a few times so I’ve just gotta put together my own fave tracks fave list. Does everyone know who he is at least? Hopefully you’ve listen to something by him by now? I say this because I remember I did once meet a young poor girl at a party who told me she’s never heard of Iggy Pop! I should say that I call her and say poor for not never hearing Pop’s music but having to listen to me for something like the next half an hour or more talking about him and the whole history punk rock etc. You could say my blog is kind-of like that? Sometimes I just think everyone knows all this stuff but unless your intro to it somehow you don’t know it, I guess one good thing about the internet these days!
Here’s my ten Iggy picks…
The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog – The Stooges (1969)
The Stooges – Loose – Fun House (1970)
The Stooges – Death Trip – Raw Power (1973)
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing – The Idiot (1977)
Iggy Pop – The Passenger – Lust for Life (1977)
Iggy Pop – I’m Bored – New Values (1979)
Iggy Pop – Loco Mosquito – Soldier (1980)
Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson – Candy – Brick by Brick (1990)
Deborah Harry & Iggy Pop – Well Did You Evah! – Red Hot + Blue [compilation album] (1990)
Iggy Pop & Nick Cave – Nobody’s City – The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project: Axels & Sockets [compilation album] (2014)
First three are one track each from the amazing three Stooges albums of late 60’s and early 70’s. Next five are from some of solo Iggy albums, oh no make the next six because the Candy duet was on one of his solo albums too. Then the last two are from comp albums and Cole Porter wrote the Harry one, yeah it did featured on her top ten tracks too so I do totally love that song! Then finishing just like I did with the Blondie/Harry post a couple weeks ago with Cave and Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project track. So that’s a bit of a tribute to American post-punk band The Gun Club and singer- songwriter Pierce, I do love those what ended up being three albums and do highly recommend to anyone to track them down, if you haven’t and like what you hear. As well on that duet with Nick it’s ex-Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore playing that mad solo. It is by far and way my fave track Iggy in more recent times which I had to included with his old more classic tracks. I think maybe Loco Mosquito is most likely the little less well-known one but all are his classic old songs if you’re a big fan.
Maybe, changing my fave 10 songs posts to Sunday morning was a bad idea! Both last weekend and this pile don’t seem like the best to listen at this time. Maybe, hopefully you’re looking/listening a bit later on?
I’m going change to some of my fave pop music acts for the next couple coming weekly posts of my top 10 tracks sets! Because someone did kind-of say need a little bit more pop songs, a little while ago. To me, I might be wrong but pop means popular and it’s so popular I feel no need to even talk/write about most of it! I’ve picked out two big pop acts for two weekly posts which I do totally love and can easy make my fave 10 songs lists for!
What’s your fave Iggy Pop song/s now, pretty please?