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The first new Iggy Pop album since 2016’s Post Pop Depression.

While it follows the highest charting album of Iggy’s career, Free has virtually nothing in common sonically with its predecessor—or with any other Iggy Pop album. On the process that led Iggy and principal players Leron Thomas and Noveller to create this uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon, Iggy says:
"This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice...By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen."


STAFF COMMENTS

Barry says: Iggy's back! One of the most recognisable figures in the punk community returns with his latest solo effort, shining with contemplative melodies and loungey percussive pieces, clearly showing a move towards a more freeform approach than his previous outings, with smooth jazzy horns and slow-burning developmental shifts. Lovely stuff, and perfectly illustrative of his mastery of a wide variety of disciplines.

FORMAT INFORMATION

LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl.

LP includes MP3 Download Code.

Iggy Pop & James Williamson

Kill City

    Released on Bomp in 1977, Kill Ciy captures Iggy Pop in a rare moment of vulnerability and few can argue that in terms of the quality of material and the strength of Iggy's voice, this is an overlooked achievement. 

    Kill City helped bridge Iggy Pop's musical career from the drug-fueled and blazing rock of the Stooges (Raw Power, etc.) to his artier (but just as influential and passionate) David Bowie-produced solo albums (The Idiot and Lust for Life). After the Stooges broke up for good in 1974, Iggy (who was depressed, suicidal, and addicted to hard drugs) checked himself into a mental hospital to straighten out. When he emerged sober, Iggy hooked up with ex-Stooges guitarist James Williamson and began collaborating on demos. The duo tried to land a record contract on the strength of the compositions, but failed to do so. Although it's not as jaw-dropping as the releases listed above, Kill City certainly has its moments. And surprisingly, the songs sound more like laid-back Stones rockers than what the duo was known for at the time (which was barely containable near-heavy metal).

    There are a couple of Stooges leftovers ("Johanna" and "I Got Nothin") which lack the bite of the originals, but make up for it in Iggy's heartfelt vocals. The title track opens the album, with the lyrics painting a picture of a desperate and dangerous metropolis, and musically is the closest to the classic Stooges sound. Iggy and James' admiration of Jagger and Richards shows on the tracks "Sell Your Love," "Lucky Monkeys," and the instrumental "Night Theme." Also, synthesizers and keyboards are featured on "Master Charge," signaling the new direction Iggy would soon embark on.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive, limited to 200 copies.

    Iggy Pop

    Zombie Birdhouse

      Originally released on Animal Records in 1982 and produced by Chris Stein of Blondie, ‘Zombie Birdhouse’ is something of a lost classic.

      Produced by Chris Stein
      Remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archive, London
      Features the singles “Run Like A Villain” and ‘The Villagers”
      Sleeve Notes by Irvine Welsh
      Rare Photographs from the original photo shoot


      FORMAT INFORMATION

      Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive orange vinyl limited to 800 copies.

      CD Info: The CD edition is Expanded with the addition of a Bonus Track in the form of the original version of “Pain & Suffering”, which features Debbie Harry on backing vocals. The song was originally recorded for the ground-breaking animated feature film, “Rock & Rule” (Iggy provided the voice of the Monster From Another Dimension and Debbie Harry the voice for the character, Angel) but the OST was never released.

      Iggy Pop

      The Villagers / Pain & Suffering

        Dark green 7” - the first time ‘Pain & Suffering’ has been on vinyl. Numbered. 

        Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte, Steve Swallow With Iggy Pop

        Loneliness Road

        Over a career now spanning nearly thirty years, Jamie Saft has established himself as one of the visionaries of contemporary American music. As a composer, pianist and keyboard innovator, and collaborator of music icons such as Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, the B-52s, Donovan, John Adams and John Zorn, he has been fearless in his pursuit of spiritual elevation through music that both seeks to embrace the whole American canon, and also transcend it, by seamlessly assimilating genres, traditions, idioms and timelines. In Loneliness Road, the follow-up album to that acclaimed 2014 release, the trio of Saft, Swallow and Previte are joined on three tracks by singer Iggy Pop. Saft is quick to point out that Loneliness Road is not simply a jazz piano trio with Iggy Pop added to three tunes. “It’s a deeper concept of original improvised music that transcends genre,” he explained. “I constructed this music on my initial notions of what music I'd like to improvise on with these particular musicians. There was no sense of ‘genre’ in the conception of that music.”All the elements for Loneliness Road came together in serendipitous fashion. While the intention of including Iggy Pop in the album had been discussed very early by Jamie Saft and RareNoise producer Giacomo Bruzzo, both understood it was by no means an easy objective to accomplish, and that it was all down to the music. Loneliness Road is indeed the result of a truly collaborative effort: “While I did compose all the music for this album, Steve and Bobby and ultimately Iggy were all able to realize this music with me at the very highest level. Iggy's lyrics and vocal approach are essential to each of the three tunes he contributed to. It's as if they were always there.” 

        Iggy Pop

        The Idiot - Back To Black Edition

          Two years on from the end of The Stooges, Iggy returned, older, wiser and perhaps a little more world weary. The Idiot is his debut solo album and the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Style-wise the album sits nicely alongside Bowie’s Berlin period albums, gone is the raw proto-punk of The Stooges, instead we have fractured guitar sounds and discordant keyboards, and whereas previously his vocals were delivered with a defiant snarly, he instead adopts his now trademark baritone drawl.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

          Iggy Pop

          Lust For Life - Back To Black Edition

            Released less than a year after "The Idiot", "Lust For Life" is a return to the sloppy, sleazy, blues-y, swagger of the Stooges. Though the record is, again produced by David Bowie, he takes much more of a backseat musically, allowing for Iggy Pop to take center stage in his return to form. An absolute classic from this total legend.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd LP Info: 180g and download card.

            The Story Of The Stooges / As Told By Iggy Pop

            Total Chaos

              Third Man Books is excited to announce one of the most anticipated books of the year, about one of the most influential bands of all time…The Stooges. TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of the Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words. Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive Stooges collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop’s candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded - the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010, The Stooges, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music.

              Jeff Gold, Johan Kugelberg and editor/contributor Jon Savage are among the most respected music authors and historians working today. Their efforts include numerous acclaimed and best-selling books and a Grammy Award. TOTAL CHAOS stands as a work for all fans of the band and rock music to draw inspiration. Including an absolute treasure-trove of rare and unseen photographs, TOTAL CHAOS is a book that show AND tells the story of The Stooges. A metallic k.o. of only the best kind.

              Iggy Pop & Yoko Ono

              Waiting For The D Train / I'm Going Away Smiling

                Iggy Pop performs ‘Waiting for the D Train’ live with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band in Los Angeles, and covers Yoko’s ‘I’m Going Away Smiling’ in the studio.

                • Limited edition of 1,000.
                • Beautifully pressed one-side 10" vinyl with a Yoko etching on the flip side.
                • Packaged in a clear plastic sleeve.
                • Proceeds to benefit Paws 4 You Rescue of Miami: www.paws4you.org/

                Iggy Pop & James Williamson

                Kill City (Remastered)

                  Restored, re-mixed, and re-mastered under the supervision of both Iggy Pop and James Williamson!
                  'A lot of people have borrowed it's ideas, it's one of the very first independent LP's I know of' - Iggy Pop.
                  'With this re-release we are not only re-united in our musical endeavors but in our appreciation of this album, its re-mix and its importance to us as artists'. - James Williamson.

                  "Kill City" helped bridge Iggy Pop's musical career from the drug-fueled and blazing rock of the Stooges ("Raw Power", etc.) to his artier (but just as influential and passionate) David Bowie-produced solo albums ("The Idiot" and "Lust For Life"). After the Stooges broke up for good in 1974, Iggy (who was depressed, suicidal, and addicted to hard drugs) checked himself into a mental hospital to straighten out. When he emerged sober, Iggy hooked up with ex-Stooges guitarist James Williamson and began collaborating on demos. The duo tried to land a record contract on the strength of the compositions, but failed to do so.

                  Although it's not as jaw-dropping as the releases listed above, "Kill City" certainly has its moments. And surprisingly, the songs sound more like laid-back Stones rockers than what the duo was known for at the time (which was barely containable near-heavy metal). There are a couple of Stooges leftovers ("Johanna" and "I Got Nothin") which lack the bite of the originals, but make up for it in Iggy's heartfelt vocals. The title track opens the album, with the lyrics painting a picture of a desperate and dangerous metropolis, and musically is the closest to the classic Stooges sound.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  CD Info: The CD comes in a digipack with a 24 page booklet.

                  Iggy Pop

                  Beat Em Up

                  The king Iggster shows that he still hasn't given up showing those youngsters a thing or two about attitude and contempt for everything.


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