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iggy pop's Post Pop Depression Goes Bowie: is this Iggy's Last? - The Audiophile Man
Iggy Pop Title: Post Pop Depression Label: Caroline David Bowie. That’s what you hear when you first put this record on. Bowie is all over this release, right from the off which has a distinct Heroes production feel to it. The album was, in fact, finished before the general public were aware that Bowie had problems with his health. But it is more than a homage to a good friend, it is as if Pop has been sent reeling with the tragic news of his friend’s circumstances and has sat down in a quite room to then consider times past because this album reflects upon his early solo work too: the first two albums, to be exact, the Idiot and Lust for Life. They, too, involved Bowie, of course as Pop rose from the wreckage of The Stooges. So do we have a tired retread here? No. Oh my goodness, no. This is thoughtful stuff from Pop. Intelligent Iggy, no less and producer, Joshua Homme has a lot to do with it because he is a superb guide and foil to Pop who allowed the darkness of the Pop personality to issue forth…but in a good way. This is music …