Iggy Pop

Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell [Dynamic]

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Titled after one of Raw Power's more over-the-top tracks, the live solo Iggy set Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell should not be confused with an earlier release of the same name (comprised of Stooges rarities from the 1973 period). This 2005 Italian import release spotlights a Toronto show from October 28, 1982, and since the album Iggy was supporting at the time, Zombie Birdhouse, is one of his odder solo outings, this recording will be of interest mainly to hardcore Iggy heads. Iggy's backing band proves to be a rough and rocking one, but as most longtime fans know, this era was right before Iggy took a much-needed break from the road, and Iggy's often disinterested vocals can be detected on such tracks as "Loose." But it's always a hoot whenever such rarely performed tunes of yesterday as "Kill City" and the title track get live readings, and this was one of the few tours that featured such oddities as "The Ballad of Cooke McBride" and "The Horse Song." Sure, there are plenty of better Iggy live sets out there (from both a performance and track list standpoint), but Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell includes arguably the most uncommon/rarely performed selections of any Iggy concert recording.

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