Iggy Pop – Apres (2012)

I was afraid of this and eventually I’m right. On the other hand, this is almost like a trip back to my childhood and back to some of the songs my mom and dad danced on. So, the brand new link between Joe Dassin, Serge Gainsbourg, Harry Nilsson, Yoko Ono, Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Henri Salvador, Cole Porter, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra is Iggy Pop. Since January 6, 2009, when original Stooges guitarist, and Iggy’s self-described best friend Ron Asheton was found dead, Iggy acts…. different. Meantime – on March 15, 2010 – The Stooges were included into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Iggy released “Préliminaires”, his less rock-oriented and deeply sad album, flirting with Blues and Jazz, inspired by a novel by French author Michel Houellebecq. And Iggy keep on hanging to this… French connection. “Après” (After) definitively would delight my parents and bring me back some memories, but honestly, I’m not a nostalgic at all and can’t really feel this. 10 sad songs are a little bit too depressing for me right now when the whole world seems to sinking…

On the other hand, Iggy Pop is still the same, absolutely charming guy and have that unmistakable voice which will hypnotize you. Iggy is still magnetic, still disturbing, still…. Iggy. Even if he sings “Et Si Tu N’Existais Pas”, “What Is This Thing Called Love?”, “La Vie en rose” or “Michelle”. And definitively Iggy have nothing left to prove, but many more things to deliver.
Life should be sunnier, life should be…. pinker. 🙂

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