Welcome back for another Music Monday installment. This week I’m stoked to share the latest drop from Iggy Pop entitled Post Pop Depression. If you’re not really familiar with Iggy’s music, or if you only know tracks like The Passenger, Lust For Life, or I Wanna Be Your Dog, take a listen to the first sample track (it lasts just a little over four minutes, but gives a great overview). Hopefully, your appetite is whet for more because the rest of the album is really good.
If it weren’t for some of the spoken word sections, I’d swear this was a David Bowie album. It’s like Pop and Homme (of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, and Them Crooked Vultures fame) took late 70s-era Bowie and married it with 201x-era Bowie. I’m really enjoying the old & new feel. I’m also loving the fuzzy, slightly dissonant guitars. In fact, most of the instrumentation matches Pop’s vocals in a haunting symbiosis.
I appreciate that whoever put together that 8 video playlist included his interview on Late Show with Stephen Colbert. It’s interesting to hear the backstory of how Post Pop Depression came to be as well as get two live performances. Even more appreciated is the fact that Pop kept his shirt on during this performance. I don’t know if I could handle a shirtless, sagging Skeletor serenading me.
If you want to check out the entire album, you can find it here.