In this edition of Top Shelf Tuesday we see a follow-up to ‘The Godfather of Punk’ (Part 1), looking at the career of Iggy post 90’s till now!
Grab some coffee and cigarettes as you sift through the many highlights from the Godfather of Punk!
“Somewhere in California” – scene from the 1993 Jim Jarmusch film, Coffee and Cigarettes
In 1990 Iggy released his ninth solo record which was produced by Dan Was formerly of funk group Was (Not Was). It featured both Duff McKagan on bass and Slash on lead guitar; both members of Guns ‘N Roses. Iggy also contributed to the guitar with other musicians also credited.
- Brick by Brick(1990)
Another musician who makes a guest star appearance is the beautiful Kate Pierson of the B52’s
“Candy” (Feat. Kate Pierson)
Layne Staley of Alice in Chains introduces Iggy Pop as Rage’s guest programmer, choosing the video for “Butt Town”
A popular video, receiving heavy rotation on MTV as everyone’s loved Beavis and Butt-Head also check out the video of “Butt Town” and dig it quite a bit!
Iggy Pop with Deborah Harry
Not short of contributions when these two punk icons teamed up for a compilation release via the Red Hot Organization, to benefit AIDS. A good cause to bring the voice of Blondie and The Stooges together is legendary in itself!
- Red Hot + Blue(1990) Compilation
The Cramps were a garage punk band formed in 1976 who split in 2009 due to the death of their vocalist Lux Interior. Their fifth release featured none other than Iggy Pop who provided guest vocals on the song below.
The Cramps (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Look Mom No Head!(1991)
Iggy again worked with the late Wes Craven contributing to yet another horror film.
“Why Was I Born? (Freddy’s Dead)”
The next duet was pretty depressing as it involved the story about a girl sentenced to death for becoming pregnant out of wedlock while the man responsible remained free.
Ofra Haza (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“Daw Da Hiya”
Iggy provides the intro and outro on “Black Sunshine” for the Rob Zombie led nineties group White Zombie. He also features on the video below!
White Zombie (Feat. Iggy Pop)
The follow-up to “Brick By Brick” had a strong message, with lyrical themes looking at the real or in this case “Wild America”. Henry Rollins also features in the clip below, giving some of his renowned spoken-word.
- American Caesar(1993)
Iggy also contributed with three tracks to the soundtrack for Arizona Dream.
Goran Bregović (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Arizona Dream(1993) Soundtrack
“In the Deathcar”
Les Rita Mitsouko (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Système D(1993)
“My Love Is Bad”
Whitey Kirst returned to guitar on the follow-up to American Caesar. The final track on the album, “Look Away” was a tribute to the late Johnny Thunders (The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers) and American groupie, Sable Star.
- Naughty Little Doggie(1996)
Iggy provided the opening theme to the french cartoon Space Goofs.
- Space Goofs(1997)
Keeping up with the times Iggy has provided guest vocals to many artists of today, Death in Vegas was one of those and can be seen in all its glory below.
Death in Vegas (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- The Contino Sessions(1999)
With Whitey Kirst returning to guitar the album was also co-produced by Was and Iggy. Although the album received mixed reviews, who can deny the relevance of the song “Corruption” which rocks with a major set of gonads!
- Avenue B(1999)
Igg Pop with Françoise Hardy
Getting back to the many contributions of Iggy with artists of today, he worked with the likes of Buckethead and was part of the album which almost saw At the Drive-In go out with a bang.
Buckethead (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Giant Robot(2000)
“Post Office Buddy”
At the Drive-In (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Relationship of Command(2000)
The follow-up to Avenue B was recorded at Hit Factory Criteria studios in Miami Beach, Florida. It was the first Iggy Pop album in which The Trolls were credited. The Trolls were made up of Iggy, Whitey Kirst, Pete Marshall, Alex Kirst and Lloyd “Mooseman” Roberts.
- Beat ‘Em Up(2001)
“Beat ‘Em Up” (Live)
Rollins Band (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Millenia Nova (Feat. Iggy Pop)
The follow-up to Beat ‘Em Up, saw collaborations from Sum 41, Green Day, Peaches, and The Trolls. The most important of these collaborations however were the reuniting of the Asheton brothers, bringing the three surviving founding members of the Stooges together for the first time since 1974.
- Skull Ring(2003)
“Little Know It All” (Feat. Sum 41)
Iggy returned the favour guesting on Peaches record the same year.
Peaches (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Having enjoyed working with the Ashetons on Skull Ring, Pop reformed the Stooges with bassist Mike Watt formerly of the Minutemen filling in for the late Dave Alexander, with Fun House saxophonist Steve Mackay making his return.
The Weirdness was the fourth Stooges album and first since Raw Power. Sadly it was also the last to feature guitarist Ron Asheton who passed in 2009 due to a heart attack. The Stooges would later be inducted into the Musical Hall of Fame in 2010.
- The Weirdness(2007)
“ATM” (Live on the Henry Rollins Show)
Asian Dub Foundation (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Benny Benassi vs. Iggy Pop
- Rock ‘n’ Rave(2008)
Praxis (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Teddybears (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Soft Machine(2008)
Jemina Pearl (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Break It Up(2009)
“I Hate People”
“I Want to Go To the Beach” (Live in Studio 105 @ The France Inter, 2009)
Slash (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“We’re All Gonna Die”
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Dark Night of the Soul(2010)
Serge Gainsbourg (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- From Gainsbourg to Lulu(2011)
Michel Legrand (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Noël ! Noël !! Noël !!! (2011)
Cat Power (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“Nothin’ But Time”
Kesha (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Joe Jackson (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- The Duke(2012)
- Who Are You(2012)
Zig Zags (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up” (Betty Davis cover)
Busy with many collaborations Iggy released the follow up to Préliminaires, making it his second of the French jazz genre.
“La Vie En Rose” (Edith Piaf cover)
The only album credited as Iggy and the Stooges as opposed to just The Stooges saw the return of James Williamson to guitar.
Iggy and the Stooges
- Ready to Die(2013)
“Sex & Money”
Bethany Cosentino & Iggy Pop
A Hawk and a Hacksaw (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“Asshole Rules the Navy”
- Psych-Out Christmas(2013)
Iggy Pop with Ginger Baker
- Gimme Some Skin (7″ Box)(2014)
“Lonely Boy” (The Black Keys cover)
Iggy Pop with Nick Cave & Thurston Moore
Le Butcherettes (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- A Raw Youth(2015)
Hotei (Feat. Iggy Pop)
“Walking Through the Night”
New Order (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Music Complete(2015)
Kylie Minogue (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Kylie Christmas(2015)
“I Dig Your Mind” (Nervous Breakdown Cover)
Now with a fresh new line-up including Josh Homme, who also produced the record and Dean Fertita, both members from Queens of the Stone Age, accompanied by Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
- Post Pop Depression(2016)
- Gold Soundtrack(2017)
“Gold” (Poetry of Leonard Cohen)
PINS (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Bad Thing (EP)(2017)
Jamie Saft (Feat. Iggy Pop)
- Loneliness Road(2017)
Oneohtrix Point Never (Feat. Iggy Pop)
Apart from his music career, check out some of Iggy’s work as an actor, notably with director Jim Jarmush who released the Gimme Danger Doco Movie of 2016!