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« Reply #215 on: July 22, 2020, 08:21:37 AM »
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jul/20/iconic-festival-sets-the-stooges-cincinnati-pop-1970-iggy-pop

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The Stooges were far from top of the bill – the festival’s big draws were the reformed Traffic, or, if you preferred your music “heavy”, Mountain and Grand Funk Railroad, both riding high on the back of gold-selling debut albums. Perhaps the filmmakers were attracted by the buzz around the band in spring 1970. Their eponymous debut album had been a critical and commercial flop, but a certain media momentum was now building thanks to a new line-up featuring saxophonist Steve Mackay and the songs they had written for their second album, Fun House. Rolling Stone, Creem and even Entertainment World ran big features on the band. Perhaps they were just looking for something visually arresting and had heard the stories about what happened at Stooges shows: their frontman diving into the crowd, or swinging from the ceiling, or pouring hot wax over his chest.
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« Reply #216 on: August 25, 2020, 03:33:45 PM »
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« Reply #218 on: September 18, 2020, 06:03:00 PM »
One of my faves from Iggy is now 30 years old:

https://rockandrollglobe.com/hard-rock/he-wont-crap-out-brick-by-brick-at-30/

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The cocky “Home” is followed by the lyrically nervous, fiddle-flecked, ballad, “Main Street Eyes,” that starts with, “Boy, I feel so outgunned today.” There’s a wider thematic palate on this album, a good back, forth, and middle mood cataloging with some of Iggy’s most developed lyrics. “I Won’t Crap Out” is another example of his desperate defiance. “I’m glad I am crazy, it keeps me trying.” It’s a melodic-to-manic promise that’s one of his best latterday tunes. And it adds to a trail here of some of his most expansive singing chops too.

Throughout, Iggy gathers a collection of rock-solid vets (Waddy Wachtel, Kenny Aronoff, John Hiatt, David Lindley), and adds in some young guns for a few guitar head-pokes, all pieced together by the wizened pop hand of Don Was, who lays off just a bit on his late ‘80s production proclivities.

The big hit was the surprisingly tender “Candy,” a sparkling duet with B-52’s singer Kate Pierson, right as her band was doing its highest chart dance. Hearing it makes you wish Iggy might’ve tried a whole album of duets and lush torch-pop. It was one of the best summer singles of that decade.

In context of Iggy’s catalog, Brick By Brick has aged well. He was still building something, still strutting through Butt Town, treated by the industry as a “Well, maybe this time.” That time finally happened, and the album is as solid a collection of songs as any of his. It’s relative success meant he got a new lease on industry life.

Brick By Brick’s cover art is excellent. Ditching the ubiquitous Iggy portrait, he instead employed the hottest comics artist of the day, Charles Burns, to lay out an explosion of street freak types, the kind Iggy has always slithered amidst. The colorful shades are a deepening, 1980s primary color blast moving down a dark alley into the unknown new decade.

We tracked down Burns for his recollections of Brick By Brick.

"There was a tight deadline, so I had to come up with something quick. My approach was to listen to the album and come up with a dense illustration that would include some imagery based on the song lyrics – the brick buildings, the packed, claustrophobic street, a glimpse of a starry sky at night – a big, decaying east coast city feel to it. There are a few direct references: “She’s got a joint, she’s got a cute walk” (from “Pussy Power”); “The world will sing like a happy bug” (from “I Won’t Crap Out”), “…and like a cartoon cat I roam” (from “Neon Forest”). I didn’t come up with any mock-ups or sketches. I just worked straight through and made a finished black and white ink drawing, and then took a train up to New York to see if Iggy liked it. He did. And it was fun to meet him at his apartment down on Avenue D. He had the album playing on his stereo, and I remember him telling me, “I’m worried about my mom hearing this. There’s a lot of swear words.” "
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« Reply #219 on: December 22, 2020, 02:44:14 PM »
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« Reply #220 on: December 22, 2020, 06:31:05 PM »
Just a song though, not an album!
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