The Legendary Iggy Pop

The new Iggy Pop album, Post Pop Depression, has been playing nonstop in my car for weeks.

I've loved him since childhood, when I first heard his punk band the Stooges. His wild stage performances, the mischievous glint in his eyes, the way he practically howls when he sings--Iggy Pop is a legend. Forever young at age 69, he's still making great music.


My favorite song on the new album is Gardenia. I realized it reminds me a lot of David Bowie, who I'm still missing. It's no wonder--Iggy and Bowie collaborated on many albums, The Idiot and Low among them. On Post Pop Depression, Iggy worked with Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age).

Iggy Pop trivia

  • He had a role on the children's television show The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
  • When he was young, his parents gave him their bedroom so he could set up his drum kit for practice.
  • His album, The Idiot, was named after the Fyodor Dostoevsky novel, The Idiot.
  • Film director Jim Jarmusch just released a new documentary, Gimmie Danger; it's all about his love for the Stooges.

Iggy Pop Albums at the Library

Check out Iggy and these Stooges albums from the library. Don't forget to check for Iggy and the Stooges albums on our eMusic website, Freegal Music, opens a new window: Raw Power, opens a new window is one of the albums available for download there.






Heard the album? Let us know what you think of Post Pop Depression in the comments.