Saturday, 12 July 2008
IGGY POP - Live @ The Ritz, NYC, 20/7/88
It’s been a while since there’s been any music, and it’s been a long while since I posted any Iggy Pop, so killing the proverbial bird with one stone sorta thang here’s a live recording of the mighty popster in New York City at The Ritz on the 1988 Instinct Tour. It’s not the full gig, just seven songs, dunno what happened to the rest, perhaps who ever recorded it was under the same influence that guitarist Andy McCoy was under. Who’d gone awol from the venue, turning up five minutes before show time, having been smoking some angel dust with a female admirer, not that you’d notice it too much by his playing. There’s a nice account of this event in the book Neighbourhood Threat, Iggy’s bass player at the time and former UK Sub Alvin Gibbs' on the road account of touring with Iggy Pop. That’s were you need to go if you wanna read about it. If you wanna hear all about it, click here! In August of the same year he played the Reading Festival and tore the field apart. I've got a full recording of that, which I'll post at some point in the future.