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"CAPTAIN BILLY’S MAGIC 8 BALL" - "LUST FOR LIFE" - IGGY POP- FEATURING THE ALBUM "LUST FOR LIFE" BY IGGY POP IN HIGH DEFINITION WITH NARRATIVE - EPISODE # 48 - THE CAPTAIN EXPLORES HIS COVE OF 8 TRACK TREASURES JUST FOR YOU!!

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“CAPTAIN BILLY’S MAGIC 8 BALL” – “LUST FOR LIFE” – IGGY POP- FEATURING THE ALBUM “LUST FOR LIFEBY IGGY POP IN HIGH DEFINITION WITH NARRATIVEEPISODE # 48 – THE CAPTAIN EXPLORES HIS COVE OF 8 TRACK TREASURES JUST FOR YOU!!

“GIMME MY PIECE!”

LUST FOR LIFE by Iggy Pop (RCA, 1977)

In 1999, when the song Lust For Life was featured in the film TRAINSPOTTING and several commercials, the ex-Stooge, Jim Osterberg, aka Iggy Pop’s career was resurrected. He is quoted as saying “I outlived the system,” and this sexy, eternally rocking, vampire is still alive and continues to be venerated.

In the mid-seventies, when Pop was struggling with heroin addiction, David Bowie scooped him up to create The Idiot. Bowie brought Jim to Germany, toured with him, putting himself in the background, only supporting the band on keyboards. But, it galled Iggy that the Thin White Duke was still getting all the attention. So, for the second album, Lust For Life, Iggy decided to take more control. Jim felt competitive about his relationship with David: “I realized I had to be quicker than him,” he admitted.

All the lyrics on this record are improvised by Iggy, and they display the Stooge’s obsessions – (there are two songs about heroin, and a few references to leather boots, and white wine). One of the most popular cuts, The Passenger, is a stream of consciousness monologue inspired by a Jim Morrison poem describing “modern life as a journey by car.” The Sales brothers (Soupy’s kids) Tony and Hunt, are on board, and they provide the bed-rocking foundation. The indelible riff of the title song was supposedly inspired by the Morse Code, and it continues to light up our neurons.

The album did well at the time, making it to number 28 on the UK album chart, and 120 in the US. “In the last ditch, here comes success,” Iggy sings on one of the cuts, and what he conjured was coming true.


By Rich Buckland 03/06/2022 10:55 AM

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