#1073: 2016, Iggy Pop, Gardenia

by Charlie_East_West on April 18, 2016

Gardenia comes from Iggy Pop’s recently released superb album Post Pop Depression. It is quite possibly the most David Bowie Berlin era sounding song ever recorded by someone who isn’t David Bowie.

Iggy Pop co-wrote and recorded the album with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and it completely recaptures his Berlin era collaborations with the dear departed Bowie.

The album is dark, brooding and packed full of melancholy. On this particular track, the vocals even sound like Bowie singing from beyond the grave but transported back to the late 1970s.

If this is (as reported) Iggy Pop’s final flourish as a recording artist, then he has gone out on top with this superb album. Again, more similarities to his co-conspirator David Bowie, who went out with a morbid stroke of genius with his final album, Blackstar released 3 days before his death.

Time may turn music, but it can’t turn around genius. The old masters continue to teach the next generation about how to produce great music.

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