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The big toothy smile Iggy Pop sports on the cover of Lust for Life sets the tone for this surprisingly optimistic album. Like its predecessor The Idiot, this set bears the stamp of David Bowie’s cool yet spiky production touch. But these songs find Iggy forsaking his typical urges towards masochistic nihilism in favour of more positive (though still skewed) depictions of modern life. Spurred on by the relentless rhythms of the Sales brothers, Pop leers and mugs his way through odes to unbridled lust (“Sixteen”), illicit thrills (“Some Weird Sin”) and pure materialism (“Success”). True, the album lurches into ominous terrain on the slow-grinding “Turn Blue” and the doom-tinged “Neighborhood Threat.” But more typical is the title track, a joyous affirmation of existence set to an insistently throbbing beat. If there’s a transcendent moment here, it’s found in “The Passenger,” a bouncy number with an evocative William S. Burroughs-like lyric. Lust for Life captures this punk godfather looking forward with a grin, rather than backwards with a scowl.

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This album and everything Iggy has done and continues to do is beyond words. So glad he had this time in Berlin with Bowie...

One of the greats

This album is absolutely amazing! From the power house drumming of lust for life to the mesmerizing brigade of keyboards in Tonight, this album does the best of what it's got. In every song, you feel what iggy was feeling at the moment. Turn Blue describes his mixed feelings for heroin and a black chick in the back, while lust for life deals with iggy getting a new lease on life. The only thing that i do not like is the mixing on Neighborhood Threat, I feel that the drums trump gifts vocals and does not impress me as much as the drum mixing on lust for life or fall in love with me. If I could, I would rate this as one of the best albums you can buy out there

One of Iggy's best post Stooges long players.

Lust For Life, The Passenger, Neighborhood Threat along with the first 3 & 5th cuts on The Idiot are cut from the same cloth as Bowie's Low & Heroes. Really ahead of it's time. Demands to be played loud on big speakers with enough wattage to let you feel what Hunt Sales is doing to drums.


Born: April 21, 1947 in Muskegon, MI

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

There's a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk: every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late-'60s/early-'70s band, the Stooges. Born on April 21, 1947, in Muskegon, Michigan, James Newell Osterberg was raised by his parents in a trailer park close to Ann Arbor, in nearby Ypsilanti. Intrigued by rock & roll (as well as such non-musical, monotonous, and mechanical sounds as his father's electric razor...
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Lust for Life, Iggy Pop
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Pop, Pop/Rock, Alternative, Punk, Hard Rock, Arena Rock, Adult Alternative
  • Released: Jan 01, 1977

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