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Try2B Comprehensive
07-05-2009, 04:47 PM
Maybe you've heard the new one, Preliminaires (the French word, there should be an accent mark over the first 'e').

I always assumed Iggy Pop would be a sort of musical William Burroughs because of the rumors or whatever of his heroin use. I don't know any Iggy Pop songs. I heard something on the radio from Preliminaires and decided to grab it.

It is better than I thought. There is dramatic talk in French a la Paolo Conte punctuated by the kind of horns I'm a big sucker for. Some pipe organ. There's New Orleans charlatanism, touchy-feely bass and percussion, Rob Zombie-esque production that they pull off shamelessly because everything stays so low-key... it's pretty good :) There is plenty of talk of death, and the parts I haven't caught yet could very well be some kind of dirty joke or story, but still- nice job, Iggy Pop.

Voyager
07-05-2009, 06:46 PM
I always assumed Iggy Pop would be a sort of musical William Burroughs because of the rumors or whatever of his heroin use. I don't know any Iggy Pop songs. I heard something on the radio from Preliminaires and decided to grab it.


I heard him on Fresh Air, and he is very intelligent, with reasons for everything he does. My daughter got to act with him. He is a totally nice guy - friendly, polite and unassuming.

twickster
07-05-2009, 09:10 PM
This thread seems better suited for Cafe Society, so I'll move it there.

twicks, MPSIMS mod

Darryl Lict
07-06-2009, 01:57 AM
I always assumed Iggy Pop would be a sort of musical William Burroughs because of the rumors or whatever of his heroin use. I don't know any Iggy Pop songs. I heard something on the radio from Preliminaires and decided to grab it.
Please tell me that you've at least heard of Lust for Life. Which cracks me up that they use it for an anthem for Carnival Cruises. Check out Raw Power for some classic Iggy.

Try2B Comprehensive
07-06-2009, 07:34 AM
Please tell me that you've at least heard of Lust for Life. Which cracks me up that they use it for an anthem for Carnival Cruises. Check out Raw Power for some classic Iggy.

Unless I know it subconsciously, I don't know it.

Ah well. Every once in a while I learn of another good musician I've been missing.

The Falling Reverend
07-06-2009, 08:27 PM
For Iggy I highly recommend "Funhouse". This is the Stooges at their peak, just before heroin took over.
T.V. Eye is one of the greatest rock&roll songs ever.

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