Martin Bramah top 10 favourite albums : number 4
4. Iggy Pop: The Idiot.
This one was an instant hit with me – the record I’d been waiting for – the impossible album!
Iggy & The Stooges at this point were a spent force – history – expect no more music.
And then… Iggy Pop is reborn as the European Son: The Idiot!
He’s the herald of black clouds on the horizon, painting pictures of a monochrome world, heavy with desperation, but in which the human heart still beats – and ‘FUN’ is it’s battle cry!
The idiot thinks for himself, he is not a part of ‘the system’, his mind is not conditioned by the powers that be – he’s a pain in the arse – ‘that fucking idiot!’.
A great album, you’ll either love it or hate it the first time you hear it.
For number 5 in Martin Bramah’s top 10 albums please go here