Iggy Pop Soldier
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- Released: March 1, 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.Loco Mosquito
- 3.Knocking 'Em Down (In The City)
- 4.Play It Safe
- 5.Get Up And Get Out
- 6.Mr. Dynamite
- 7.Dog Food
- 8.I Need More
- 9.Take Care Of Me
- 10.I'm A Conservative
- 11.I Snub You
- 12.Low Life - (bonus track)
- 13.Drop A Hook - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
Personnel: Iggy Pop (vocals); Glen Matlock, Barry Andrews, Ivan Kral, Steve New, Klaus Kruger.
Producers: Pat Moran, Thom Panunzio.
Reissue producers: Rob Santos.
Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Wales, England in 1980. Includes liner notes by Paul Trynka.
Digitally remastered by Elliott Federman (SAJE Sound, New York, New York).
In 1980, every punk rocker in Christendom cited Iggy Pop as a key influence, and Soldier was the album where he started asking for some payback. Original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, Rich Kids' guitarist Steve New, Ivan Kral of the Patti Smith Group, and former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews all signed on to back Iggy on Soldier, but the result was hardly the full-frontal rock assault one might have hoped for. Reportedly, conflicts between producers James Williamson and David Bowie led to both of them walking out on the project, and Iggy is said to have gotten along so poorly with Steve New that he stripped most of New's lead guitar from the mix (which would explain why keyboards and acoustic guitar dominate the album). While 1979's New Values showed Iggy growing as a lyricist with a number of tough but introspective songs, Soldier sounds goofy by comparison, featuring oddball throwaways like "Dog Food," "Get up and Get Out" (whose lyrics are mostly cribbed from old R&B tunes), and the political "satire" "I'm a Conservative." But Iggy's in great voice throughout, and on the few songs where the band fully catches fire (like "Knocking 'Em Down (In the City)" and "Loco Mosquito"), he leaves little doubt that his powers as a performer were still with him. Buddha reissued the album in 2000 with two non-essential bonus tracks, "Low Life" and "Drop a Hook." ~ Mark Deming
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