New Boxset ‘THE BOWIE YEARS’ – The Idiot Working With The Thin White Duke

14 June 2020

Artists: Iggy Pop and David Bowie
Album: The Bowie Years 
What: New boxset compiling Iggy Pop’s and
David Bowie‘s collaborative years in Berlin – 75 songs / 5 hr 30 min
Released: 12 June 2020

Pitchfork says: “Working with Pop allowed Bowie to get darker in his songwriting and production than he dared in his solo work; working with Bowie allowed Pop to focus his
flailing instincts into refined, careful songcraft. For two albums, they served as each other’s perfect foils, and their work together would inflect music made on both sides of the Atlantic, from Joy Division and Depeche Mode to Grace Jones and Nine Inch Nails. Their stoic cynicism presaged the austerity measures of the ’80s and their continuing ramifications; amid the dregs of capitalism, these lonely melodies and their battered delivery keep resonating. “Can you hear me at all?” Pop asks on The Idiot’s “Sister Midnight.” The answer is “no,” and he keeps singing.”

Key phrase: This is what happened when two genial minds met,
took tons of drugs together and made everlasting music
Key tracks: Too many to list them up here

Full Box here…

IGGY POP: Facebook

The whole collection

‘LUST FOR LIFE’ By Living Legend IGGY POP (1977)

Top singles from the past…

15 April 2020

Artist: Iggy Pop 
Single: Lust For Life
Co-written with David Bowie
B-side: Success
Released: October 1977
Note: The famous drum rhythm was based on the Armed Forces Network call signal,  which Pop and Bowie picked up on while waiting for a broadcast of Starsky & Hutch.
Album:  Lust For Life – Pop’s second album, produced by himself, Bowie and engineer Colin Thurston under the name of ‘Bewlay Bros‘.

Here we go (Trainspotting clip) …

Pop’s infamous TV performance on Dutch TV…

IGGY POP: Facebook

Ten Inspiring Songs To Keep That Vicious Coronovirus Out Of Your Safe Home…

25 march 2020

Music is the dope, turn up the volume…

1. ‘Play Safe’ by IGGY POP
Let’s play safe / I never knew how / How to play safe / You told me how

2. ‘Safety Dance by MEN WITHOUT HATS
We can dance, we can dance everything out control / We can dance doing it wall to wall

3. ‘If You Tolerate This Then You’re Children Will Be Next’ by the MANICS
If you tolerate this then your children will be next, will be next, will be next, will be next

4. ‘Back Home’ by GOLDEN EARRING
People wonder why I’m going back home / Just the place where I belong / Back home

5. ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ by THE VERVE
I never pray / But tonight I’m on my knees / I need some sounds that recognize the pain in me

Home, let me come home / Home is wherever I’m with you

7. ‘Come Home’ by JAMES
This is a testing time when the choice is mine / Am I a fool for love or foolish with desire

8. ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ by LIVERPOOL FANS
When you walk through a storm / Hold your head up high / And don’t be afraid of the dark

9. ‘All For One’
All for one, one for all / If we take a stand, we shall not fall

10. ‘Let There Be Love‘ by OASIS
Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams? / Let there be love

IGGY POP Joins CAGE THE ELEPHANT For A Reworked Steamy Version Of ‘BROKEN BOY’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

23 January 2020

Last year Kentucky rockers CAGE THE ELEPHANT released their fifth successful longplayer ‘Social Cues’ with fervid opening track ‘BROKEN BOY’ as one of the
highlights. The band has just shared a reworked version of the song featurig living
legend IGGY POP .

Cage the Elephant frontman Matt Schultz said about the collaboration: “[Iggy is] such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a
visionary and beautiful human as he is.”

Here’s the audio clip of the steamy ripper…

CAGE THE ELEPHANT: Facebook / IGGY POP: Facebook