Hello from Melbourne, Australia! Tonight’s show is a very special one. Today, one Iggy Pop turns 65 years old. There is no better way we can say happy birthday to the man than to let the music play, so that is what we are going to do.
We are going to go at it somewhat chronologically, although I may have a couple of songs out of order on that front but by and large, it’s a trip through the man’s catalog. Two hours isn’t enough time to be completely release-by-release, so I went for what I thought sounded good.
At this point, I don’t think any of you Fanatics needs any introduction to Iggy but if any of these tracks grabs you, all the source material is pretty easy to locate. I don’t know how available the soundtrack material is in our second hour but I don’t think it will escape you for long if you look around. All in all, a great night of Iggy in a few of his phases. I really like that duet with Debbie Harry, very cool.
I have been in Australia for a few days now and will be heading out the door of the hotel in a few minutes to the venue, where soon, I will be hitting stage for night three of a four show run here. I have a lot more shows to go here in Australia before I head over to South Africa.
I was in Vicious Sloth Records yesterday and picked up a lot of singles and albums by local bands, most of them I had never heard of but they were great and I couldn’t leave without them. I will have to do a lot of analog to digital to get them ready for our show but I will do it when I can and we will have some really happening music to check out from this trip in the weeks to come.
Remember, next week is our great Heavy Blanket album premier. I don’t know if I told you this but there is a new J Mascis project called Heavy Blanket. The album comes out in early May but we are going to unleash the whole thing in its entirety next week in the second hour. It’s a great album and I think you’re going to dig it. Not bad getting to have it on the show so early.
As it is right now, you have a lot of Mr. Pop to deal with so get ready, get set and STAY FANATIC!!!
01. The Stooges - 1969 / The Stooges
02. The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog / The Stooges
03. The Stooges - Down On The Street / Fun House
04. The Stooges - T.V. Eye / Fun House
05. The Stooges - Search And Destroy / Raw Power
06. The Stooges - Raw Power / Raw Power
07. The Stooges - Open Up & Bleed / Heavy Liquid
08. The Stooges - Scene Of The Crime / Anthology Box - The Stooges & Beyond
09. The Stooges - Gimme Some Skin / Anthology Box - The Stooges & Beyond
10. The Stooges – Johanna / Heavy Liquid
11. The Stooges - Tight Pants / Anthology Box - The Stooges & Beyond
12. Iggy Pop & James Williamson - Consolation Prizes / Kill City
13. Iggy Pop – Funtime / The Idiot
14. Iggy Pop - The Passenger / Lust For Life
15. Iggy Pop - New Values / New Values
16. Iggy Pop - Get Up And Get Out / Soldier
17. Iggy Pop - Run Like A Villain / Zombie Birdhouse
18. Iggy Pop - Repo Man / Repo Man Soundtrack
19. Iggy Pop - Fire Engine / Anthology Box - The Stooges & Beyond
20. Iggy w/ Debbie Harry - Well Did You Evah! / Red Hot + Blue: Tribute To Cole Porter
21. Iggy Pop - Bang Bang / Party
22. Iggy Pop - He's Frank / Heroes Soundtrack
23. Iggy Pop - This Is A Film / Arizona Dream
25. Iggy w/ Teddybears – Punkrocker / Soft Machine
26. Iggy Pop - Fix Me / Rise Above 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the WM3