Showing posts with label Iggy Pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iggy Pop. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Shades - Iggy Pop

Black, also known as Colin Vearncombe, recorded a cover version of 'Shades' in 1991 as the B-side of his single 'Here it comes again'. I loved the track, loved the melody and the sheer power of the song. When I found out it was a cover of an Iggy Pop song, I started getting curious about the original version as well. So when I stumbled across this single, I couldn't resist buying it.

The original version is a bit rawer, less polished than the Black version. The song, written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, was not a hit. It was taken from Iggy's 1986 album 'Blah blah blah'.

My collection: 7" single no. 2545
Found: Record Exchange, London, November 1, 1995
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Shades' / 'Baby it can't fall'



Friday, 16 January 2009

Real wild child (Wild one) - Iggy Pop

In 1994, one of pop's most underrated artists included a cover of one of rock's most overrated artists in her live set. Kim Wilde went on a Hits Tour, performing most of her own biggest hits, but she also played Iggy Pop's 'Real wild child'. Personally I never understood what the big deal was about Iggy Pop: formerly with The Stooges, a punkrock band, he continued to make the same kind of songs throughout his career. Compare 'Lust for life' (1977) with this track (1987) and you will hardly notice any difference.

Still, as part of my Kim Wilde collection I also had to have this original song, and so I bought this single in 1995 after some months of searching.

My collection: 7" single no. 2551
Found: Record fair, November 19, 1995
Cost: 5 guilders
Tracks: 'Real wild child (Wild one)' / 'Fire girl'
Download: Album 'Blah Blah Blah', including both tracks
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