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Iggy Pop: The Arista Trilogy

by Marshall Bowden

Iggy Pop had proven that he could write well, could focus and produce solid work without David Bowie’s assistance and was generally ready to assume the mantle of a more mature, and therefore saleable, artist.

Iggy Pop was pretty much down for the count at the time Arista signed him in 1978. When former Columbia Records exec and Arista founder Clive Davis was approached about signing Iggy to his fledgling label (remember, Columbia lost megabucks financing the recording, production, and re-production of the Stooges’ Raw Power) he pretty much said no dice.

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