Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Fat Possum
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


Iggy Pop & The Stooges Ready To Die 150g LP

Iggy Pop & The Stooges

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First Full Album Of All-New Material Since Legendary "Raw Power" Sessions!

Better 40 years later than never...The follow-up to the first record ever to bear the Iggy and the Stooges logo - the immortal proto-punk masterpiece Raw Power - Fat Possum releases the all-new Iggy and the Stooges studio album, "Ready To Die".

Ready To Die finds Iggy Pop, guitarist James Williamson and drummer Scott "Rock Action" Asheton reunited for a full album of all-new material for the first time since the legendary Raw Power sessions, with Mike Watt filling in for the late Ron Asheton on bass. the results are the closes thing to a time capsule to 1973 - or at least to Iggy's subsequent efforts with Williamson, including 1977's Kill City and 1979's New Values - that rock 'n' roll is likely to proffer in this millennium. Ready To Die's opening one-two of "Burn" and "Sex & Money" pair sublimely blunt and self-explanatory subject matter with back alley razor-blade guitars and a troglodytic rhythmic stomp as intensely single-minded as Iggy's lyrical statements of intent. Elsewhere on the album, anthems abound in the form of the most dead-on rallying cry for the lower-working-class dispossessed to date - the succinctly and aptly title "Job" - as well as a title track that mixes a signature Iggy Pop mission statement of angry desperation with guitar pyrotechnics that recall those halcyon opening salvos of "Search & Destroy".

Just as Iggy exhumed the original Stooges name when he reunited in 2003 with the Asheton brothers, the revival of the Iggy and the Stooges moniker that first appeared on the cover of Raw Power heralded the return of guitarist James Williamson to the fold in 2009, or as Iggy put it then "Although 'the Stooges' died with Ron Asheton, there is still 'Iggy and the Stooges'." As far as the decision to record and release a new Iggy and the Stooges album for the first time since 1973, Iggy recently commented: "My motivation in making any record with the group at this point is no longer personal. It's just a pig-headed f**king thing I have that a real f**king group when they're an older group they also make f**king records. They don't just go and twiddle around on stage to make a bunch of f**king money.."

"[G]reat news: Ready to Die is better than anyone could rationally expect. [Guitarist James] Williamson makes a potent accomplice as co-writer and producer — dig the sharp, punchy sound — and unleashes a barrage of nicely spiky electric riffs, as well as some surprisingly tender acoustic licks. And if the snarling fills that open leadoff track 'Burn' consciously strive to echo 'Search and Destroy,' Williamson manages to pull it off with brutal flair. Philosopher Iggy remains the main attraction, of course. Out of control in the early '70s but fully in command today, he embodies, as ever, the twin impulses governing the fully lived life, loftily pondering the meaning of existence even as he seeks answers in primal pleasures... Ready to Die is a weirdly exhilarating gem, thanks to Iggy's fiery eloquence and the Stooges' still-raw power. Apparently rock'n'roll can be an old man's game after all." - Jon Young, SPIN, Rated 8/10

• 150 Gram Vinyl
• Includes Limited Time MP3 Download of Entire Album
• Full Lyrics

Iggy Pop, vocals
James Williamson, guitars
Scott "Rock Action" Asheton, drums
Mike Watt, bass
Steve Mackay, saxophone
Toby Dammit, percussion

Side A:
1. Burn
2. Sex and Money
3. Job
4. Gun
5. Unfriendly World
Side B:
1. Ready To Die
2. DD's
3. Dirty Deal
4. Beat That Guy
5. The Departed

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