I've got a birthday and an anniversary to chat with you about today on Mixed-Up Memories. Iggy Pop just turned 72 and he hasn’t slowed down much at all. He just finished a series of raucous shows in Australia over the weekend, he has his own weekly radio show on BBC-6, and you can see him this June as a zombie in the new film, “The Dead Don’t Die” with an all-star cast including Bill Murray and Adam Driver. The horror-comedy premieres June 14th, via Focus Features.
Let’s celebrate with "The Passenger" off Iggy's 1977 LP, “Lust for Life.” This album was written with David Bowie and was Iggy’s second release that year.
Meanwhile, “Doolittle,” the 2nd studio album from Boston band, Pixies just turned 30-years a few days ago. More polished than their acclaimed debut, “Surfer Rosa,” the new record won high-praise of its own on the way to eventually going Platinum just this month!
Today both albums are considered highly influential in the evolution of alternative rock. I’m going with a tune that has two cellos, two violins, and a piano in the mix if you listen closely enough. It’s “Monkey Gone to Heaven” and it’s waiting for you now on the Mixed-Up Memories playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen