Iggy Pop’s ‘Haitian Nightmare’ turns into a quirky album
Zombie Birdhouse, Iggy Pop’s strange and long out of print album from the early 80s, is being reissued in June 2019 by Caroline Records. Most listeners were pretty confused by the album, which wasn’t like anything else in his discography (and remains unique) and it quietly disappeared into the used vinyl and CD market. It’s interesting to hear the record now being marketed as something of a ‘lost classic,’ but the time may be right to hear what the influence of this album might have been.
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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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