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Iggy Pop & The Stooges - "Ready to Die", CD, [2013] [Record Review]

Iggy Pop & The Stooges: Ready to Die

I've had this fucker for a while, but I'm not totally done getting to know it. It should be some kinda return to the sound of the ultimate Stooges record "Raw Power" [1973]. James Williamson is back and by definition it rocks again? Well, yeah, it sure does.

I was never really a true Iggy rocker. To be honest the two albums I liked best were "The Idiot" [1977] and especially "Blah Blah Blah" [1986]. Both of those albums were David Bowie fueled. But that aside, I've listened quite a lot to "Raw Power", because some of the bands I love, have named that record as being a lot of their inspiration.

This new Iggy + Stooges album is a nice album. The sound and production is much too perfect and polished to be real punk anymore. You can't however take away the groove, the rock'n'roll or the coolness. It is actually a very fine attempt of reaching out for the old masterpiece of their own. You'll get a stomping foot listening to this, and you will realize that punk ain't dead after all. Not dead at all. If you've ever loved anything remotely Iggy, Stooges or punk, I am quite certain this album is for you.

...and if I had a fuckin' gun, I could shoot at everyone...

Rating: 4

Band: Iggy Pop & The Stooges

Record Title: Ready to Die

This Release: 2013

Record Format: CD

Content Type: Record Review

Language: EN

Updated: 2013-12-21 03:13

Created: 2013-12-21 02:21

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