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The Idiot


Download links and information about The Idiot by Iggy Pop. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, New Wave, Punk, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 38:34 minutes.

Artist: Iggy Pop
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, New Wave, Punk, Heavy Metal, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 8
Duration: 38:34
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No. Title Length
1. Sister Midnight 4:19
2. Nightclubbing 4:14
3. Funtime 2:54
4. Baby 3:24
5. China Girl 5:08
6. Dum Dum Boys 7:12
7. Tiny Girls 2:59
8. Mass Production 8:24



The Stooges were finished, and Iggy Pop had admitted himself to a mental hospital to get himself back on track. His friend and producer David Bowie helped cowrite some songs, and together they forged Iggy's new sound with two new albums for 1977: The Idiot and Lust for Life. In the spirit of Bowie's work with Brian Eno, The Idiot wanders down European art-rock avenues in search of experience. The textures are tough in unexpected ways. The synths dare to unnerve on "Sister Midnight" and "Funtime," while guitars break through for the final minute of "Funtime" and "Nightclubbing." Pop's singing veers from sincere and haunting to eerie and shrieking, often without warning. A track like "Baby" is beautifully abstract and far more punk than what often passes for "punk," with notes coalescing in unpredictable patterns. "China Girl" is Pop fooling around as if he were David Bowie singing a pop song. "Dum Dum Boys" looks back at Pop's old band, while "Mass Production" turns in a gothic performance. Stooges fans were often confused by Pop's solo career, but he was always as much of an artist as he was a rocker.