ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Nude & Rude: The Best of Iggy Pop is an excellent 17-track overview of Pop’s career, from the Stooges into the ’90s.
With the exception of The Idiot, Lust for Life, and Brick by Brick, Iggy’s solo career has been decidedly uneven and many of his albums have been flat-out dull.
Nude & Rude does a terrific job of selecting the best moments from these records, as well as many of the best Stooges tracks, thereby providing a nearly flawless introduction to Iggy’s music.
With “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “No Fun,” “Search and Destroy,” “Gimme Danger,” “I’m Sick of You,” and “Kill City” representing the Stooges, a few of the band’s essential items are missing, but all the essential solo tracks are here, including “Funtime,” “Nightclubbing,” “China Girl,” “Lust for Life,” “Real Wild Child,” “Cold Metal,” “Candy,” and “Home.”
[ Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine ]
Track Listing (favorites in bold)
- I Wanna Be You Dog
- No Fun
- Search And Destroy
- Gimme Danger
- I’m Sick of You
- China Girl
- Lust for Life
- The Passenger
- Kill City
- Real Wild Child
- Cry For Love
- Cold Metal
- Wild America
Acerbic Aggressive Bleak Boisterous Brash Complex Confident Confrontational Cynical/Sarcastic Energetic Fiery Intense Irreverent Nihilistic Passionate Provocative Rambunctious Rebellious Reckless Rousing Street-Smart Visceral Volatile