Thursday, February 17, 2011

Best of the 70's: Lust For Life by Iggy Pop

Lust For LifeThis album currently sits at number 99 on the Best of the 1970's list.  I've been talking about the albums from this list and their influence on the future, but this album doesn't really fit into that category.  Iggy Pop had already made his big contribution with The Stooges, and at this point Iggy was following the lead of another contributor David Bowie.  No this album doesn't make the list for its influences, but simply for its music.  It combines the drive of The Stooges with the avant garde sounds of David Bowie and finds a musical spot that really works.  It's Iggy Pop's second solo album and by far the best he ever made.  Both were heavily influenced by Bowie.  

I'm not a big Iggy Pop fan, but "Lust for Life" is a great opening track and I've always been a big fan of "The Passenger."  That being said I would never pick this album out to throw on.  I could see picking out songs here and there for mix tapes, but it's a tough full listen. 

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.


  1. Speaking of music from earlier days...around these parts all you hear on the radio is Reo Speedwagon, Eddie Money (yes, Eddie Money) and Rick Springfield. I'm pretty sure in the last 2 months I've heard way too much of these artists and others from this era. I'm a big Jesse's girl fan- but c'mon 30 times? once a day is entirely too much. Maybe a silver lining- well...well Mabel will grow up hearing the same music we did as kids.

  2. I went to college with a woman who never wanted anyone to talk when one Eddie Money song came on ... can't remember the name. It was a big hit.