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Nude & Rude: Best of
Iggy Pop
Nude & Rude: Best of
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
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All Artists: Iggy Pop
Title: Nude & Rude: Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 10/29/1996
Release Date: 10/29/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384235123, 0724384235154

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LABEL HELL
theidiot | Brooklyn, NY United States | 08/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Want to set the record straight as to why some of the obvious hits were left off of this collection. According to an interview given a few years ago, Pop stated that the omissions were due to restrictions the various record companies for which he has recorded placed on Virgin Records: Elektra allowed two songs off of either The Stooges or Fun House but not both; Columbia allowed two songs from Raw Power as long as it wasn't Search & Destroy AND Raw Power (by the way, the versions of Search & Destroy and Gimme Danger on Nude & Rude were taken from the original Bowie-produced Raw Power which I believe is now out of print [Update 4/13/10: Sony Legacy has since re-released the original Bowie mix on a 2-CD Deluxe Raw Power]); Arista would not participate whatsoever so anything from New Values, Soldier and Party was off limits; and Bomp! chipped in with the essential I'm Sick Of You and Kill City. Given all the handcuffing, I think Virgin did a good job with this CD, and wrapping things up with Wild America is a nice touch as the Ig comes full circle to the kind of music he started out with. This is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with Pop's work. If you like what you hear here, proceed directly to Fun House."
Weak Selections From Iggy's Output
tleese@flash.net or Phillip Kaufman | 07/12/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Granted, you would need a double-disc to thoroughly cover both the Stooges AND Iggy's solo career, and that's probably the approach Virgin should have taken for this project if they weren't so cheap. Instead, they tried to cram twenty years of output onto a single disc, which is a shame considering Iggy's influence on modern music. I agree with the above reviewer who criticized the complete neglect of Iggy's Arista recordings, particularly NEW VALUES, an album of particular importance due to the fact that it not only included some of Iggy's best tunes ("New Values", "Five Foot One", "I'm Bored"), but it also featured Stooges' guitarist James Williamson both playing and producing. The inclusion of a few key tracks from these sessions would have been nice here, especially since they are STILL out-of-print domestically and only available as German imports (West German, to show you their age) Also, nothing from ZOMBIE BIRDHOUSE. So basically, Virgin dropped the ball on this one. I suppose it's sufficient if you want the hits and not necessarily the good songs."
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tleese@flash.net or Phillip Kaufman | Oklahoma | 07/09/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great compilation, and an excellent introduction to Iggy's music both solo and with the Stooges. Most of his solo ventures were incoherent and major letdowns. What this C.D. does is collects the best tracks off of those albums and includes a couple of the Stooges more memorable songs. I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun, Search & Destroy, Gimme Danger, NightClubbing, China Girl, and of course ForLife are just some of the standouts. Overall, if you ever wanted to know what the hype was all about, or if your a fan, buy it. P.S.- One problem though, Iggy has always done well by himself, but all of his fans know his best stuff was with the Stooges. So why then don't they throw out some of the weaker songs here ( there's a couple ) and include some more of the gems off 'FunHouse' and 'Raw Power'. They could easily fit three more tracks here and sustitute two of the worst solo songs with some Stooges stuff. Better yet, screw that, have a 'Best of the Stooges' album put out. Better yet, screw that even, have a 'Stooges' box set. You could include all three studio albums and include the great 'Rough Power'. Ahhh, if only I ran a record company."