First Listen: Iggy and the Stooges – Burn

130422_readytodie_coverThe Michigan connection aside, I’ve always lumped Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper together. While the comparison may seem incongruent, consider this: both were founders of their specific genres (punk and shock rock, respectively), they peaked with their earlier output, they successfully catered to the tastes of the day (“Candy” and “Poison”) and both are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2010 and 2011 inductees, respectively).

My point? Both are icons — in the realms of music and pop culture. I can, have and will continue to sing their songs to my children.

Agree or disagree, it’s no matter. Iggy and The Stooges have a new album, Ready to Die, coming out on 30 April via Fat Possum Records. Check out the band’s first single “Burn” below.

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