Iggy Pop – Preliminaires

Another Taranna December score…

Inspired by reading Michel Houellebecq’s La Possibilité d’une ile, Iggy headed to the studio. As I discovered online, he hilariously (of course) summed it up:

“Unlike his previous works, the album is less rock-oriented and was said by Pop to be a “quieter album with some jazz overtones” with its sound influenced by New Orleans jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. Pop also admitted that the album is his response to being “sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music”.”

There’s an old French jazz standard (Les feuilles mortes), an Antonio Carlos Jobim standard (How Insensitive), and a ton of other cool stuff. Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) did the artwork. Rolling Stone called it “definitely the weirdest record of the punk godfather’s career.”

Weird? Absolutely. But that’s Iggy. I friggin’ loved it. This was one of the highlights of my Taranna scores!

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