Saturday, June 11, 2005

Iggy Pop's 12 CDs

Iggy appears in a recent edition of Entertainment Weekly's Listen to This insert and he's asked what CDs "You've Gotta Get - By Any Means Necessary - Right Now!" It's an interesting mix especially since most of the music is 30-40 years old, sometimes even older. His definition of new music is R. L. Burnside (a really old blues man).

Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home ("the inspiring lack of vocals skills gave me hope")
Rolling Stones - 12x5
David Bowie - Station to Station
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours ("a nice one")
Various Artists - Indian Runner (Jack Nittzsche soundtrack to Sean Penn film with 60's/70's hippie bands)
Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs ("as close as I get to country")
James Brown - Star Time ("Tight is a very inadequate word for his band")
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? ("Super special")
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
John Coltrane - The Heavy Weight Champion ("Probably more than any signle artist, I listen to him" saith Iggy)
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Vol 1 ("Eerie, scary and sometimes ironic")
R. L. Burnside - Too Bad Jim ("I just got the Killers album. I don't wanna listen to the Killers. I wanna listen to this!")


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