21 May 2022
Last week FLORENCE + THE MACHINE launched new album DANCE FEVER.
And since yesterday a deluxe edition of the longplayer has been available.
It includes acoustic versions of 4 songs from the album and one cover.
The cover is Florence Welch‘s version of The Stooges‘
1973 blast Search And Destroy (from the Raw Power LP).
Welch: “I was thinking about Nick Cave, I was thinking about Leonard Cohen. I was thinking about how, in some ways, although everyone undergoes huge changes, their physical bodies – especially moving through touring – have been allowed to remain unchanged and they can commit their body entirely to the stag. In the singing, I’m trying to still embody them. In the lower baritones, I’m trying to do a Leonard or a Nick or an Iggy Pop.”
Florence sounds a bit like Siouxsie Sioux here and searches not to destroy
this Stooges punk classic. Instead, she turns it into a Machine belter.
The raw Stooge power original…
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE: Facebook
Tom: “More Iggy, I have a hangover”.
Josh Homme about Iggy Pop…
Works faster than caffeine
1 May 2022
Worshipped metal freaks ONI from Canada launched a new maddening missile called SECRETS from their new, forthcoming album Loathing Light, out on 17 June.
The song is a collaborative effort by frontman
Jake Oni and Lamb Of God leader Randy Blythe
It was Oni who came up with the idea
of a second vocalist. Enter Iggy Pop.
Oni: “Iggy’s vocals are so iconic and instantly recognisable, his style is what we were after.
But we figured, let’s see if we can get the man himself to check it out,” Oni explained in a press release. “He came down, we had some food and just chilled. And then he did his thing all over the song. He asked me for ideas about how to approach it, which was just crazy and cool. It all worked so well and came out sick.”
Press play and open the gates to hell…
A year older
22 April 2022
The one and only real Punkfather was born James Newell Osterberg Jr
aka IGGY POP on 21 April 1947 in Muskegon, Michigan. He started moving,
falling, standing up, going totally nuts, and yelling like a madman in 1960.
He canned 5 albums with The Stooges and 18 solo LPs (so far). For the past few
years, he was a guest on countless tracks of other artists. I wonder sometimes how
all these (former) junkies and 24-hour party animals survive and still kickin’ hard.
Happy 75 to the passenger!
The dog is getting older but he still has the heart of a young party animal.
Here’s the living legend still going berserk off and on stage!
– I WANNA BE YOUR DOG –
Have a mad lust for life birthday, Mister Pop…
Not done yet…
IGGY POP: Facebook – Discography
No retirement yet for IGGY…
And a lot of shows in France…
IGGY POP: Website
New striking strokes
2 March 2022
Artist: THE CRYSTAL METHOD
Who: Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland started this
electro project in the early 90s in Las Vegas, Nevada.
It’s now, for about 5 years, the solo show of Kirkland
New album: THE TRIP OUT – his 7th LP
Out: 15 April 2022 – Pre-order info here
New single: POST-PUNK
Kirkland invited pre-punk Iggy Pop (you can hear him almost any day on
a new collaboration, the past few years) and his British buddy, composer/DJ
Hyper in his studio. The raving result is a banging techno boom, bursting all
the way, with Pop‘s voice strangled by a blender sounding spooky, sounding Iggy.
Breaking news: Iggy is not a punk anymore!
“I don’t want to be a punk
I don’t want to belong to any of it
I just want to be”
THE CRYSTAL METHOD: Facebook
IGGY POP: Facebook
9 February 2022
The Aerican Polar Music Prize 2022 is awarded to lust for life icon IGGY POP.
Why? With his era-defining group The Stooges, Iggy Pop created furious rock music by
blending together blues and free jazz influences with the roar of the Michigan automotive industry. With his courage, initiative and raw power, Iggy Pop paved the way for punk and
post-punk. Groups like the Sex Pistols, Ramones, Blondie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy
Division and Nick Cave all followed in his footsteps.
As a solo artist, Iggy Pop has never slowed down, and has instead pushed this art form forwards for half a century. Iggy Pop is “the chairman of the bored” who portrays alienation
in poetic language. A wholly unique artist who personifies and embodies what rock music is about.
Congrats, mister Osterberg
Even at 74 Iggy still has a lust for touring…
What Turn Up The Volume is playing/watching between two coffees
Here comes IGGY POP
with the liquor and drugs,
and a flesh machine and
his all-star band with
whom he recorded his
2016 Post Pop Depression LP….
IGGY POP: Facebook