July 27, 2016 – 2:54 pm

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Paris 2016 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Le Grand Rex, Paris, France; May 15, 2016. Very good FM broadcast.

Ian Gittins of The Guardian reviewing Iggy Pop’s May 13 show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

Just about any rock star who is still performing live at the end of their seventh decade will be doing so from deep within their comfort zone. So where does this leave a man whose shtick is to be a human firework, straining every sinew to burst out of his skin?

In the case of 69-year-old Iggy Pop, it leaves him exactly where he’s always been. By the end of tonight’s first song, the carnal manifesto that is Lust for Life, his jacket is gone and he is capering and gurning across the stage, his impossibly leathery torso exposed. Then he is in the crowd, on his back, blood oozing from a cut on his temple. It sets the tone for a ferocious night.

Iggy has said that his latest album, Post Pop Depression, may be his last. If so, it is a fitting farewell. Co-written and produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, it is a brooding, simmering record, barbed and heavy with intimations of mortality – as exquisitely poignant a career kiss-off as David Bowie’s Blackstar.

Homme is a towering titan of cool on guitar here, clad, like the rest of the band, in a velvet smoking jacket as an ironic contrast to his half-naked gibbering frontman. But all eyes are drawn to Iggy. Lank-haired and gaunt, his wired simian strut still suggests a man who takes the limitations of flesh and bones as a personal affront…

Sadly, encroaching years will mean that not even Iggy Pop can do many more shows like this. But this will be the way to remember him: primal, priapic and peerless.

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Backcover picture by Chris Pizzello, posted at metronews.fr - Thanks!

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Disc 1
Track 101. Lust For Life 4:59 (8.4MB)
Track 102. Sister Midnight 4:44 (8.0MB)
Track 103. America Valhalla 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 104. Sixteen/In The Lobby 7:02 (11.8MB)
Track 105. Some Weird Sin 4:01 (6.8MB)
Track 106. Funtime 3:34 (6.0MB)
Track 107. Tonight 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 108. Sunday 5:05 (8.5MB)
Track 109. German Days 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 110. Mass Production 6:11 (10.4MB)
Track 111. Nightclubbing 4:36 (7.7MB)
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Gardenia 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 202. The Passenger 5:56 (10.0MB)
Track 203. China Girl 6:25 (10.8MB)
Track 204. Break Into Your Heart 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 205. Fall In Love With Me 8:26 (14.2MB)
Track 206. Repo Man 4:56 (18.3MB)
Track 207. Baby 5:07 (8.6MB)
Track 208. Chocolate Drops 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 209. Paraguay 6:02 (10.2MB)
Track 210. Success 5:21 (9.0MB)
55 mins

Iggy Pop - vocals
Josh Homme - guitar, vocals
Dean Fertita - guitar, piano, synthesizers
Matt Helders - drums, backing vocals
Troy Van Leeuwen - guitar, synthesizers
Matt Sweeney - bass

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  1. 6 Responses to “IGGY POP - PARIS 2016”

  2. Iggy is the difference between old and ageless.

    By Happy Camper on Jul 27, 2016

  3. Iggy is a reminder that life is to be lived, full on, and without apology.
    Thankyou thankyou thankyou BigO for sharing this.

    By Crack on Jul 28, 2016

  4. Thanks! Still enjoyable though his singing is quite bad by now. May be a good idea to retire as singer but I hope he keeps on doing his radio shows.

    By F maj7 on Jul 28, 2016

  5. thank you for posting. Attended the show. Recording sounds quite different than what he heard on the second balcony :-)

    By pd on Aug 3, 2016

  6. thank you!

    By 99fire66 on Aug 11, 2016

  7. Hi,

    could this one be reopened ?

    thank you and regards,


    By Erik on Nov 1, 2019

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