What I Heard This Morning: Iggy Pop

So, after having lost fellow Stooge Ron Asheton earlier this year, Iggy Pop, citing his dissatisfaction with "idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music," is putting out a French-centric jazz album entitled, Preliminaires.

Explaining his inspiration in a trailer for the album, Pop discusses New Orleans jazz and novelist Michel Houellebecq.

Preliminaires is expected to release in the States in early June. In the meantime, news on the album is being tracked at a specialized blog. You can also hear some songs on the attached widget.

Like anything else Iggy does, it could be either remarkable or disastrous, but in light of the last Stooges album, I'm inclined to feel as though an absence of rock n' roll in Iggy's album might be beneficial. I'm slated to review the album for No Ripcord.

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