Whilst trawling though YouTube this afternoon I found this video of Iggy Pop smashing Later… in 2015. I watched this live and loved it then, it’s a fantastic performance, one of the best I’ve seen on the telly, and it made me think – I’m not the biggest Iggy fan, I enjoy his songs when they come on the radio, and he’s one of those artists I like having around. It’ll be a sad day when he [not for a long time yet me hopes] shuffles off, so why not celebrate him [baby], why not praise him like we should? While he’s still here. Anyone else you feel the same about? Share the love !
The Pretenders have a new album out. I think the only actual Pretender involved is Chrissie Hynde. It struck me that the backing band sound very much like Iggy Pop’s for Lust For Life. That band was, essentially, Tin Machine, David Bowie and all.
Not a bad album, in my view. Loving the simplicity, the grunginess and the noisy tub-thumping.
I wondered if any other bands have morphed into another. One other example I could think of was The Meters into Little Feat, or vice versa.