Iggy Pop - 'King Biscuit Flower Hour' (King Biscuit)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/12/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I still have the home tape that I recorded off the radio when this show played on a Sunday night,on a very worn down BASF brand cassette.Now thanks to King Biscuit releasing the entire gig on CD,I can happily put the cassette out of it's misery.This seventeen track/70 minute disc is a must-have for all Iggy/Stooges fans.Needless to even have to mention it,but the sound quality is top notch.The gig took place at The Channel in Boston sometime in 1988.Best tunes would be "Kill City","1969","Five Foot One",the timeless ass-kicker "Search And Destroy",the '80's punk-metal gem "Cold Metal" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog".Just an all around great sounding high-energy show of pure classic punk."
Great Driving Music ! -Just Don't Get A Speeding Ticket !
Jeff Andersen | Omaha, NE USA | 10/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I discovered the music of Iggy Pop about 6 years ago when I first listened to the Stooges' album Fun House. After listening to the first three songs on that album, I was hooked. After buying Fun House, I soon followed by purchasing The Stooges, and then, Raw Power. Later, I moved on to Iggy's solo stuff, The Idiot, Lust for Life, etc. All of these albums were great! While listening to all of this great music, I couldn't believe that I hadn't known about it before. Iggy was and still is all about singing hard-charging, powerful, in-your-face music that completely rocks. But aside from all of this, Iggy's reputation as a live performer is legendary. I am a huge fan of energetic frontmen in music and Iggy definitely fits the bill. He's actually LIVED the decadence he sings about and he does it with the energy of a wild animal. Unfortunately, I never had the good fortune to hear Iggy perform live, until I bought this album.I am always careful when buying live recordings, but given it was Iggy, I thought I would take a shot. This album, as it turns out, is great. It is Iggy's concert recorded by King Biscuit Flower Hour on July 19, 1988 at The Channel in Boston. The sound quality is excellent, the setlist is solid and Iggy and his band are in top form. As he says in one of his between-song dialogues, "We're just gonna rock it straight tonight!" and that's exactly what he does! The songs really move right from the opening track, "Instinct", and continue all the way to the closing track, a great version of "I Wanna Be Your Dog". As the title of this article suggests, this CD makes for great driving music. In fact, I liked this album so much, I bought King Biscuit's other Iggy Pop concert, Live in NYC, a 1986 show from the Ritz in NYC. If you like this album, check out Live in NYC, which is equally great and contains a great version of "Real Wild Child". Thank you for the music and honesty Iggy!"
I hate you baby, `cause you're the one I love!
Lando | Charlotte, NC | 10/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had only heard about Iggy Pop before I bought this album. I think the only song I knew was 'Lust for Life' at the time, and that's not even on this disk. There are a bunch of good tunes on this CD... Instinct, Search & Destroy, Penetration, etc. And my favorite, Johanna.
The energy of the show translates well on this album. If you like listening to music to psych you up while exercising/working out, there aren't to many better choices than this. It is constantly in my changer while I'm 'sweatin' to the oldies'.
This disk may have the best quote in Rock & Roll history... "This song is about a girlfriend I used to have. She spent all my money on heroin. I loved her for it." Now, I don't condone heroin use, but ROCK ON IGGY!!!!!!!!!!!