Essential Albums

Iggy Pop – Lust for Life

30th March 2017

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There are some albums that are you just have to hear, whether it’s for the musicianship, songwriting or just the feeling the album gives you. We’ve asked our tutors for their ‘must listens’.

This recommendation comes from Jo Kendall, Music Journalism Tutor at BIMM London.

Iggy Pop – Lust for Life

“With Trainspotting revived for the 21st century as T2 it’s worth exploring the franchise’s inspiration, Iggy’s second solo album from 1977. The cover depicts a remarkably fresh-faced Pop – given the sex, drugs and rolling-naked-in-broken-glass lifestyle he’d pursued most of his ‘professional’ life. Best pal David Bowie clambered on board again, as with Iggy’s debut, as producer, composing the title track as guitarist Ricky Gardiner contributed what would become a punk-folk classic, The Passenger. Alongside the formidable, booming tones of the Sales brothers on bass and drums, Iggy’s elevation from glam-garage powder keg to assured, proto-punk superstar was complete. But aside from that, the songs are just fantastic, oozing rock’n’roll attitude, groove and humour.”

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