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Carlos
Carlos
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Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 22, 2006, 16:21
I'm trying to get this fucker for a long time. And now I know there's a special edition of this Y.Pop's album. Hooray

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:mzen97qdkr0t
silogut
silogut
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Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 22, 2006, 17:44
can't get that link but if memory serves me correct there was a reissue about 18months back and it includes a 2nd live disc of that era with material from concerts where the ig plays Z.B & it also some stooges classics like penetration etc. Tell me if it is any good - I used to have a cassete copy but cant find it! IMHO ZB is one of the few Pop albums worth owning outside of the obvious Stooges/bowie/williamson collaborations
vince
vince
1628 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 23, 2006, 01:32
'The Horse Song' & 'Bulldozer' are Iggy classics that could stand to be resurrected with decent band behind him.

The man can do no wrong.
Glam Descendant
1462 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 05:08
If you get the 2-disk version please post some comments here. I have a single disk version that has a couple of bonus tracks that weren't on the vinyl copy. One of Iggy's most unique and overlooked albums imo.
Carlos
Carlos
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Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 07:25
I have just bought it from amazon.uk
Here's something about the record:

"Iggy has had a pretty rough deal from the critics over the years, but his catalogue is far stronger and more consistent than it is usually given credit for. Lust For Life, The Idiot and the three Stooges albums are must-haves; Kill City, New Values, American Caesar and Brick By Brick are hugely enjoyable if you like those essential five; more recently, Skull Ring and Avenue B have had their moments, even though the latter got a pasting on release.
But Iggy, like a lot of artists, really didn't do himself justice in the '80s. He slogged his way through those years trying to turn respect and influence into cash and album sales, and in the process he produced some inessential material. You've got to watch your step with every one of his albums from that decade, but this is the one you really need to avoid. Iggy's musical collaborator here was someone named Rob DuPrey, whose tunes are just awful - drowning in synthesisers, without a single reason to live. You wait in vain for just one pleasant sound, but it never comes. What producer Chris Stein of Blondie thought he was doing letting the whole mess ever emerge is anyone's guess. Other Iggy Pop albums deserve to sell in infinite quantities, but this one really shouldn't have been allowed out of the studio."

I guess it must be good ;-)
head grocer
24 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 08:03
well it's certainly a good deal better than New Values, Brick By Brick and American Caesar!
Carlos
Carlos
3740 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 09:54
"Zombie Birdhouse was in many ways a noble experiment, and it is never less than interesting, but it also rarely works the way it is supposed to; ultimately, this album's a failure, but it is certainly one of the most interesting and ambitious failures of Pop's career, which ought to count for something. In 2003, Zombie Birdhouse was given a remastered reissue that added an unreleased track from the sessions, "Pain and Suffering" (it was used in the Canadian animated fantasy feature Rock and Rule, which also featured music from Blondie and Lou Reed), as well as a bonus disc featuring a 57-minute board tape of Pop and his road band performing all but one of the Zombie Birdhouse tunes, along with a few songs from his solo and Stooges periods during an October 1982 gig in Toronto. While the live material is a bit sloppy in its execution, and the recording isn't especially good, Pop is in much stronger form here and tackles the songs with noticeable confidence and flexibility. However, the live disc still sounds like a bootleg and is best appreciated by fans rather than casual observers...though that is probably appropriate since Zombie Birdhouse isn't an album Pop's less ardent admirers need concern themselves with. " Taken from All Music Guide
silogut
silogut
432 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 13:11
Carlos wrote:

Lust For Life, The Idiot and the three Stooges albums are must-haves; Kill City, New Values, American Caesar and Brick By Brick are hugely enjoyable if you like those essential five; more recently, Skull Ring and Avenue B have had their moments, even though the latter got a pasting on release.



Ok some of this is true: some BS, I mean if you can hear anything redeeming in Brick By Brick, played by Slash and his buddies, you opinion needn't be considered. And when the writer states:- 'you wait for just one pleasant sound, but it never comes' you just know he/she is not credible, I mean when was the righteous raw power ever about making 'a pleasant sound'?
keith a
keith a
9142 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 13:11
> But Iggy, like a lot of artists, really didn't do himself justice in the '80s.

I think Blah Blah Blah and Instinct are better than anything he's made since. The last few have all had at least one great track, but are inconsistent affairs to say the least.
Popel Vooje
5320 posts

Re: Zombie Birdhouse - de luxe edition
Oct 24, 2006, 13:25
Or "Blah Blah Blah", which - along with "Party" - is his all-time nadir IMO.
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