Iggy Pop “Preliminaires”
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  • I take pride in believing that I have much better tastes in music than he does, and while I know little about Iggy Pop’s recent work, I was skeptical about the new CD, “Preliminaires
  • To be honest, I only know Iggy Pop as the rocker who sang “Lust for Life” years ago and who had been a collaborator of David Bowie, and was a skinny, long-haired guy who looked like he had enjoyed his younger years
  • I decided to listen to it before I read anything about it or even before I looked at the CD cover
  • Right away, from the very first song, I found myself really enjoying it, but it was hardly what I expected

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      I was prepared to dislike the new CD my husband came home with the other day. I take pride in believing that I have much better tastes in music than he does, and while I know little about Iggy Pop’s recent work, I was skeptical about the new CD, “Preliminaires.

      ” An aging rocker trying to sound trendy by entitling his album a French word sounded a bit pretentious to me, but I decided to reserve judgment until I had heard it.

      To


      be honest, I only know Iggy Pop as the rocker who sang “Lust for Life” years ago and who had been a collaborator of David Bowie, and was a skinny, long-haired guy who looked like he had enjoyed his younger years.

      I had always thought that his music was less than inspired, and a mix of punk and rock.

      Well, we had to drive to another city, so we brought the new CD and put it in the stereo.

      I decided to listen to it before I read anything about it or even before I looked at the CD cover.

      Right away, from the very first song, I found myself really enjoying it, but it was hardly what I expected.

      The songs are almost entirely jazz or have jazz tones, and many of the songs are either sung in French (really!), or have a New Orleans blues tone.

      I loved this CD! As I was listening, I imagined sitting in a ...


      • Iggy Pop “Preliminaires”
      small jam session in Louisiana or Memphis, in a smoky room with an old blues artist singing in the corner.

      I would never have guessed this artist was Iggy, and it took me to an entirely different place as I was listening.

      All the songs are melodic and sexy, and I was hooked.

      Later on, I read the CD cover and discovered that Iggy made this CD after he was inspired by a French novelist and that he was attempting to

      create a French and ‘Big-Easy’ style jazz album.

      He even had a famous French filmmaker design the CD cover.

      I am not up on my French novelists, but I do know a bit about the New Orleans style jazz or blues music, and this CD does capture that for me.

      I really like this album and I can certainly say that Iggy Pop’s “Preliminaires” contains pretty, melodic, bluesy music that is nothing like his old music, and it is well worth buying!




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