A fairly haphazard gathering of Iggy Pop odds and sods, Wake Up Suckers is one of those albums that gives record collecting a bad name, and record collectors a headache -- which is a shame because of all the labels that have a claim on unreleased Pop, Skydog is usually the most reliable. They gave us Metallic KO, after all. Wake Up Suckers, however, is sad, as it drifts through a clutch of the substandard live cuts that leaked out around the seminal KO, then adds on some more recent padding, random cuts from a handful of shows, with an emphasis on songs that, to be honest, well, did you ever feel you needed to hear a live version of "Modern Guy"?
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AllMusic Review by Dave Thompson