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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 ;-)

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