Blog #348, IGGY POP

WARDEN TRACKS:  If you were to ask any music fan who they thought was the most “under-rated” band / musician / artist, you’d get a different answer almost every single time.  But… if you put forth a name and then stated your case, perhaps the other person may be slightly more inclined to agree.  Two such names that merit the suggestion are IGGY POP and JOSH HOMME, who recently collaborated on what’s being called “Iggy’s last album.”  Before you rip me about the under-rated-ness of these two gents, let me first say that the 68-year-old Pop is indeed a Punk / Alt / Underground legend, but his name may not mean much to the average music listener (whatever that means) in 2016, and by “under-rated,” I mean artists who deserve to be known & acknowledged by more people.  Josh Homme has had more exposure perhaps because of the era and maybe because of his slightly more mainstream bands, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE & EAGLES OF DEATH METAL; just two of the many branches of the modern rock icon’s extensive musical family tree.  Saturday morning I read an excellent interview with Homme about “Post Pop Depression,” the new album from this legit supergroup, check it out here, and click the following link for “SUNDAY,” a new Iggy groove.  Josh produced the album, which also features Dean Fertita from QotSA & THE DEAD WEATHER, and Matt Helders of ARCTIC MONKEYS.
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