Iggy Pop going Jazzy? Never know what’s gonna come out of this crazy bloke.
Iggy Pop loves controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq. Known for his transgressive, satirical novels that may or may not be totally racist depending on who you ask? That’s just about everybody’s favorite thing, right?
Last year, Iggy recorded seven songs for Last Words, a documentary about Houellebecq’s attempts to turn his book La Possibilité d’une île ( The Possibility of an Island ) into a film. In a few months, Pop will release those songs as Preliminaires, an album inspired by the book itself. Apparently he made the album especially for France and that he sings one song, “Les Feuilles Mortes”, in French. Translates “the dead leaves” and has become both a pop and jazz standard, covered by many. Now it’s Pop’s turn … WTF!
Preliminaires is “NOT a rock album, more jazzy stuff.”
“At one point, I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music, and I was starting to listen to a lot of New Orleans-era Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton type of jazz. And I’ve always loved quieter ballads as well.”
First a UK auto insurance commercial now this French shananigans … check it all out for youself below: