EXCLUSIVE: Iggy Bootleg Box Due May 17

 

 

Four-disc set, Roadkill
Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009
, coming
from Shout! Factory. Meanwhile, check out a fun Iggy video clip, below.

 

By Randy Harward

 

Roadkill never looked so delicious. Shout! Factory told Blurt today that the next in their
series of “official” bootleg sets is from the Godfather of Punk himself, Mr.
Iggy Pop. Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg
Collection 1977-2009
will contain “key songs by the Stooges and tracks
culled from Pop’s extensive solo catalog, including his hits and an array of
covers.” Those hits, of course, are “Lust for Life,” “I Wanna Be Your Dog,”
“Real Wild Child,” the David Bowie co-write “China Girl,” and “Candy.” Covers
include “Them (“Gloria”), The Kinks (“You Really Got Me”), Richard Berry
(“Louie, Louie”), and The McCoys (“Hang On Sloopy”). Also included are live
tracks from around the world, starting with an Iggy intro from San Diego State University
in Nov. 1977 (the actual first live track is “Funtime” at London’s Rainbow
Theatre in March 1977) and culminating in a May 2009 performance of “Shotgun”
in Paris at Studio 105, Maison de la Radio. Everything is sequenced by decade
for a virtual 22-year tour of Pop’s career.

 

The full press release, with track listing, is below.

 

 

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Los Angeles,
CA – Shout! Factory has announced
the May 17 release of a comprehensive   
live 4-CD set of newly remastered bootleg tracks by Iggy Pop, titled Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection
1977-2009
. Sequenced by decade, the set focuses on key songs by The Stooges
and tracks culled from Pop’s extensive solo catalog, including his hits and an
array of covers.

 

This collection is a part of a series of “official” bootleg
releases by Shout! Factory, with the blessing and participation of artists who
can now exact a measure of quality control to provide fans with only the best
performances, highest quality recordings, and superior packaging with photos
and original illustrations. Previous releases in the series include Emerson
Lake & Palmer’s A Time And A Place and Todd Rundgren’s For Lack Of Honest
Work
. Several more releases are currently in the works.

 

Roadkill Rising features tracks recorded all over the world, including major tracks such as “I
Wanna Be Your Dog,” “Lust For Life,” “Real Wild Child,” “China Girl,” one of
many co-writes with David Bowie. Among the other artists Pop covers here are
Them (“Gloria”), The Kinks (“You Really Got Me”), Richard Berry (“Louie,
Louie”), and The McCoys (“Hang On Sloopy”).

 

Known to many as the “Godfather of Punk” for his groundbreaking
recordings and an incredible influence on other artists, Pop (nee James Newell
Osterberg), formed the Stooges in 1967 with Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, and
Dave Alexander. It didn’t take the band long to become well-known on the Detroit scene, coming up
alongside other acts such as MC5. In 1968 the band got their first record deal,
as Pop become notorious for his aggressive stage antics. Their first two
albums, The Stooges and Fun House, unleashed a new form of
music, but by 1971 Pop was battling heroin addiction, the band was dropped by
their label, and subsequently broke up.

 

Pop then began a new phase of his career, working with David
Bowie. Iggy & The Stooges reunited, with new member James Williamson
replacing Dave Alexander, to release the Bowie-produced Raw Power. However, by 1974 The Stooges had once again disbanded.
Pop proceeded on as a solo artist after seeking help in rehab, with Bowie
producing and co-writing two albums with him in 1977, The Idiot, which bore the future hit “China Girl,” and Lust For Life. In 1979 Pop collaborated
with James Williamson once again for New
Values
.

 

The 80’s were a prolific time for Pop, who released a number
of solo albums, including Soldier (1980), Party (1981), Zombie Birdhouse (1982), and Blah, Blah, Blah (1986), which featured
the hit “Real Wild Child.” In 1988 Pop joined up with Steve Jones of Sex
Pistols fame to release the hard rock-leaning Instinct, and with 1990’s Brick
By Brick
scored his first gold-certified album in the U.S. as well as a Top
20 hit with “Candy,” a duet with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s.

 

The 90’s saw a wave of recognition for Pop, with his songs
being covered by a list of artists as diverse as Duran Duran, Slayer and Tom
Jones. He released a remastered version of Raw
Power
, was featured on VH1’s Behind
The Music
, and released two new albums, American
Caesar
(1993) and Avenue B (1999).

 

After releasing two more solo efforts, Beat Em Up (2001), and Skull
Ring
(2003), featuring Ron and Scott Asheton, Pop and The Stooges reunited
once again, with Mike Watt taking over for the late Dave Alexander, and
thrilled fans at the Coachella festival with their first performance in 30
years. In addition to the release of two retrospective compilations, The
Stooges would tour for the next few years and in 2007 released a new album, The Weirdness.

 

2009 saw the solo release Preliminaires, a jazz influenced
album and a true departure for Pop. Tragically, Ron Asheton died of a heart
attack in 2009, just a year before The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame. Roadkill Rising: The
Bootleg Collection 1977-2009
, captures the power, intensity and history of
Pop and The Stooges and is a must anthology for fans.

 

 

DISC 1 – The ’70s

1. Iggy Pop
Intro

San
Diego
State
University, San Diego, CA (11/16/77)

2.
Raw Power

3.
1969

4.
Funtime

Rainbow
Theatre, London,
UK
(3/7/77)

5.
I Need Somebody

6.
Search And Destroy

Agora Ballroom,
Cleveland, OH (3/22/77)

7.
Turn Blue

8.
Gimme Danger

9.
Tonight

Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI
(3/25/77)

10.
Fall In Love With Me

11.
Gloria

12.
Rock Action

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
(11/16/77)

13.
Knocking ‘Em Down In The City

14.
New Values

15.
Play It Safe

16.
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

17.
You Really Got Me

Old Waldorf,
San Francisco, CA (11/27/79)

 

DISC 2 – The
’80s

1.
Nightclubbing

2.
Puppet World

3.
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)

4.
Take Care Of Me

Bookie’s,
Detroit, MI (9/26/80)

5.
Batman Theme

6.
Hang On Sloopy

Music Hall,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(12/3/81)

7.
I Wanna Be Your Dog

8.
Loose

9.
Real Wild Child

10.
Sister Midnight

Club 1018,
New York, NY (4/5/87)

11.
Blah Blah Blah

12.
Winners And Losers

13.
Shades

14.
Some Weird Sin

Bay Street,
Sag Harbor, NY (4/15/87)

15.
Kill
City

The Channel,
Boston, MA (7/19/88)

16.
High On You

The Ritz, New York, NY (7/20/88)

 

DISC 3 – The
’90s

1.
Lust For Life

2.
China Girl

3.
Butt
Town

4.
Home

Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany (1/26/91)

5.
TV Eye

6.
The Passenger

7.
Louie Louie

8.
Rip It Up

Phoenix Festival, Long
Marston Airfield, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
(7/17/94)

9.
Candy

10.
Five Foot One

Leysin
Festival, Leysin,
Switzerland
(6/12/91)

11.
Caesar

12.
In The Death Car

13.
Fucking Alone

14.
Hate

15.
No Fun

Agora Theatre, Evry, France (4/23/94)

 

DISC 4 – The
’00s

1.
Corruption

2.
Howl

3.
The Jerk

4.
Lost

5.
Drink New Blood

Bizarre
Festival, Weeze,
Germany
(8/20/01)

6.
Dirt

7.
Dirt #2

Bol D’Or
Circuit De Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France
(9/13/03)

8.
Down On The Street

9.
Real Cool Time

Glastonbury Festival, England, Pilton, Somerset, UK
(6/23/07)

10.
Funhouse

The FIB,
Benicassim,
Spain
(7/19/07)

11.
My Idea Of Fun

12.
Not Right

13.
Skull Ring

The 930 Club,
Washington, DC (4/5/07)

14.
Les Feuilles Mortes (Autumn Leaves)

15.
King Of The Dogs

16.
Spanish
Coast

17.
Willow Weep For
Me

18.
Shotgun

Studio 105,
Maison de la Radio, Paris,
France
(5/28/09)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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