Peanut butter-covered proto-punk, actor, drug-addled mental patient, rock’n’roll survivor, insurance salesman: Iggy Pop has been a lot of things. Never before, however, has he presented himself as a smooth French jazz singer, but, to some extent, that’s what he does on latest LP, Préliminaires.»
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iggy pop the godfather of punk, returns with a quieter album, with some jazz overtones.
the title 'preliminaires' means foreplay in french, and iggy pop explains that the album indeed has been done especially for france and french-speaking people. on the record, he sings in french a cover of jazz standard 'les feuilles mortes (autumn leaves)', originally created by joseph kosma and jacques prevert and performed in french by artists like yves montand and edith piaf. other titles include new orleans influenced 'king of the dogs', a story about a dog named fox who explains "how cool it is to be a dog, and how much it beats human life", and "how insensitive", jazz and bossa nova standard composed by antnio carlos jobim.
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