With the remaster of Iggy Pop’s Kill City due to be released on October 19th, I felt that we at Streetlight Records should give this album the credit it deserves. In my opinion Kill City is an under-appreciated piece of rock ‘n’ roll history. It segued Iggy from the Stooges’ Raw Power to his Bowie-produced solo LPs The Idiot and Lust For Life.
When the Stooges called it quits in ‘74, Iggy was battling drug addiction and depression. He checked into a mental institution to rehabilitate himself. Upon his release, a clear headed, sober Iggy hooked up with James Williamson—who played guitar on Raw Power and was rumored to have played a big part in the inner conflict that led to the demise of the Stooges—and the two began to work on demo tracks for the album that would become Kill City.
Though not the sonic in-your-face attack that was Raw Power, Kill City is a stand up rock ‘n’ roll record. Armed with a couple of Stooges left over tracks (“Johanna” and “I Got Nothing”) and a hand full of Stones-influenced tunes, this album delivers. It will please any rock ‘n’ roll fan looking for a good time.
The Bomp Records reissue of this sleeper is packed with informative liner notes and the LP is pressed on green vinyl like it was originally pressed. Come in and check it out. It will be in our listening post and we’ll be carrying both the CD and LP version.