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American Caesar
Iggy Pop
American Caesar
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Iggy Pop
Title: American Caesar
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 9/7/1993
Release Date: 9/7/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383900220, 0724383900251, 0724383902552, 724383900244, 724383902521

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Oh Iggy, Oh Baby
Richard Harrold | Chicago, IL | 12/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Brick By Brick" brought a hard-edged, but highly-polished Iggy. With American Caesar, Iggy gets deliciously raunchy again. Some of my favorite titles on this include "Wild America," a typical Iggy-style anthem to hedonism that does its best to castigate the thug mentality in some circles of music when he chants "Exterminate the brutes!""Mixing the Colors" is a deliciously mellow trance-like blues heavy beat tune extolling interracial relationships in the face of prudish Americans and racial separatists. And the "Highway Song" is just one happy tune that calls me back to the days of standing at the edge of the road with my thumb out in that classic Lennon-type posture of "Oh that magic feeling, nowhere to go.""Boogie Boy" is quintessential Iggy in all his gyrating and jumping glory, with "Perforation Problems" providing a matter-of-fact comment on the inherrent apathy of drug addiction. And what makes us torture ourselves so much over all this? It's the G--D----- "Social Life"!With all the pop formula out there providing an incessant flow of musical pablum for the masses, it's so refreshing to hear artists like Iggy Pop who are just as in-your-face today as they were when their careers were launched 30 years ago."
Powerful Document of an Original American Voice
Gianmarco Manzione | Tampa, FL USA | 08/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Why am I afraid, why am I afraid," Iggy pleads amid the torn maelstrom of sound that is "Hate," easily one of his most distinctive compositions. These songs -- powerfully written and sincerely performed -- are the best Iggy has put to tape since his time with The Stooges. The brilliant Malcom Burn, whose other projects with such acts as Emmylou Harris would suggest that he is the last person expected to work with Iggy Pop, astonishes with the deft hand he displays throughout this masterpiece. Song by song, Burn and Iggy construct a sonic document that echoes not only one man's personal hell, but the true torments of the common man. Like Dylan's equally riveting "Time Out of Mind," "American Caesar" so skillfully walks the line between the private and the public that its harrowing disclosures eliminate that boundary in favor of a lyrical and musical accessibility. More surprisingly, this is done without any compromise of authenticity. From its burst of manic divinity in "Highway Song" and "Boogie Boy" to those softer audible ghosts, "Jealousy" and "F-in' Alone," "American Caesar" solidifies Iggy Pop as one of the most original voices ever to emerge from the American rock scene. While some tracks are more interesting than others, not a single one of them fails to capture the listener's attention. Only the unnecessary cover of "Louie Louie" fails to contribute anything of further value to the album's incredibly varied grab-bag of emotions, moods and confessions. Simply put, Iggy never approached this kind of vulnerability before or after "American Caesar," and the album belongs on every all-time best rock albums list. While I understand that we all come from different musical backgrounds and aesthetical tastes, I have to say that, in this case, rock fans who fail to comprehend this album's flawlessness and power are either not listening or need to check themselves for a pulse."
Richard Harrold | 08/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Iggy Pop has some of the hardest hitting rock. He can be angry, funny and cynical all at the same time. This album is one of his best."