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China Girl

By: Iggy Pop


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Iggy Pop Artist Snapshot:

James Osterberg began his musical career in 1964, playing in various Detroit bands but most famously in the Iguanas, where he acquired the nickname Iggy Pop. Inspired by the dirty sound of Chicago blues, a Doors live performance, and garage-band aesthetics, Pop formed the hugely influential proto-punk band the Stooges, combining primal rock power with an explosive, often violent stage show. Splitting up the band in 1974, Pop relocated to Berlin, and with the help of admirer David Bowie, kickstarted his long, successful solo career. Remaining an icon of the old-school punk-rock guard, Iggy Pop continues to record, and has also acted in films such as Jim Jarmusch's DEAD MAN and John Waters's CRY BABY.


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2   Nightclubbing Buy Buy
3   Funtime Buy Buy
4   Baby Buy Buy
5   China Girl Buy Buy
6   Dum Dum Boys Buy Buy
7   Tiny Girls Buy Buy

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After several years of hard living and the commercial disappointment of his previous band the Stooges (occasional rave reviews do not keep the lights on), Iggy Pop continued his collaboration with David Bowie for his first solo album. Bowie serves as producer and cowriter, and his artsy, stylized hand can be felt negotiating the sessions. Unlike the explosive firepower of the Stooges, The Idiot centers on a moody, sometimes funky vibe that reflects the decadent aura of Berlin, where this album was recorded--and where Pop and Bowie attempted to tame their excesses. "China Girl" has since gone on to become a standard in both of their repertoires. However, it's Pop's mix of eerie nonchalance and passionate screams that defines the song. Tracks such as "Nightclubbing" and "Dum Dum Boys" are surprisingly subdued for Pop considering the subject matter. This is essentially Pop taking baby steps back into the world-at-large after years of self-abuse. --Rob O'Connor

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5 out of 5 stars What an album, May 8, 2008
By Bowie Guy
You should get this if you are a fan of iggy, bowie, or get it just for the song nightclubbing. Excellent album, great value!




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