13274_BOXTOP.inddI’m pleased to be announcing that Cleopatra Records will be releasing a 3CD collection of Iggy Pop rarities and live performance tracks. This collection, Psychophonic Medicine, will offer 41 gems in all. The included booklet will have 36-pages of photos, notes, and more. Here’s the breakdown:

The first CD will present an amazing collection of outtakes, alternate mixes, rare tracks, and even unreleased stuff from The Idiot, Party. There are demo tracks with Steve Jones, a bonus True Blood collaboration with Bethany C-section (Best Coast), and a few session tracks with Ric Ocasik. There will be a total of 16 tunes:

CD1: Rarities

The Idiot Outtakes (1977)
01 – Dum Dum Boys (Alternate Mix)
02 – Baby (Alternate Mix)
03 – China Girl (Alternate Mix)
04 – Tiny Girls (Outtake)
Party Outtakes (1981)
05 – It’s My Life (Unreleased)
06 – Bang Bang (Alternate Mix)
07 – Sea of Love (Alternate Mix)
08 – Time Won’t Let Me (Alternate Mix)
Ric Ocasek Sessions (1983)
09 – Fire Engine
10 – Warrior Tribe
11 – Old Mule Skinner
Steve Jones Demos (1985)
12 – Beside You
13 – Cry For Love
14 – Purple Haze
15 – Warm Feeling (Unreleased)
Bonus Track
16 – Let’s Boot And Rally with Bethany Cosentino

The remains two CDs will cover two historic early Iggy Pop shows. The first, Paris Palace 1979, is found on CD2, and will offer 12 fiery live cuts:

CD2: Paris Palace 1979

01 – Cock In My Pocket
02 – Kill City
03 – Fortune Teller
04 – New Values
05 – Billy Is A Runaway
06 – I Wanna Be Your Dog
07 – Five Foot One
08 – Dirt
09 – Batman
10 – Louie Louie
11 – Shake Appeal
12 – I’m Bored

The last CD represents a show in San Francisco with 13 performance tracks:

CD3: San Francisco 1981

01 – I Need More
02 – Some Weird Sin
03 – Houston Is Hot Tonight
04 – TV Eye
05 – 1969
06 – Rock and Roll Party
07 – Bang, Bang
08 – Dum Dum Boys
09 – Eggs On Plate
10 – I’m a Conservative
11 – I Need More (Again)
12 – Lust for Life
13 – The Winter of My Discontent

I can’t emphasize enough the importance and greatness of Iggy Pop. Musically, we have heard many excellent songs where Iggy is concerned. Be that with The Stooges, or his solo material, Iggy just rocked it. And more amazing is that he’s still doing it!

Years ago, I encouraged anyone to watch his show at Avenue B, available on DVD. It underscores his intensity and dedication to Rock and Roll. I can only imagine that the two live CDs will emphasize my points.

If you’re an Iggy Pop fan, Psychophonic Medicine is an early Christmas gift!

By MARowe