Written By Braddon S. Williams
Iggy Pop: Brick By Brick
Iggy Pop released Brick By Brick in 1990 and it is a fun album full of great songs and some strategically placed guest stars. The song Candy is a duet with Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, and a video was filmed for MTV, providing Iggy with his first big video hit.
Pierson’s voice blends spectacularly well with Iggy’s baritone croon, making for one of my all time favorite duets.
Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns ‘n Roses (along with super drummer Kenny Aronoff) kicked off the album with the ferociously rocking Home.
Iggy himself contributed most of the rhythm guitar on the album, and Home sounds like it was recorded live in a single take.
The title song is primarily acoustic guitar and some orchestration accompanying Iggy’s passionate vocal.
Don Was produced Brick By Brick and did an outstanding job with a stark, in your face raw feel to most of the material, suitable to Iggy Pop’s rightful claim as the Godfather Of Punk.