Iggy Pop‘s new album, Post Pop Depression, gave the Godfather of Punk his highest-charting album ever. Recorded in collaboration with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album allowed Pop to try some different sounds from the music he made with his band The Stooges.
“It’s not supposed to sound like the god**** Stooges,” Homme said at a live interview in Los Angeles this past week, according to Rolling Stone.
Instead, the pair took inspiration from Pop’s work with David Bowie, particularly the albums Lust for Life and The Idiot.
“Those records were clearly made at the speed of inspiration,” Homme said. “They sound like that, don’t they? They’re trying to stand on their own. It seems like this joyous, wonderful, effortless thing, and we tried to make a record we would enjoy too. They cared about those records and we cared about ours.”
As for the lyrical content of Post Pop Depression, some of it came from a series of essays Pop wrote about his sex life and sent to Homme.
“I was having a dry spell in my life. It happens to everybody,” Pop said. “I thought, how much of my life am I going to have to wreck to get my sex life back? Let’s write about what it was to make sure it was worth it.”
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