American Caesar (album)

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American Caesar
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released September, 1993
Recorded Kingsway Studio, New Orleans and Bearsville Studios, NY
Genre Hard rock, folk rock
Length 71:32
Label Virgin
Producer Malcolm Burn
Iggy Pop chronology
Brick by Brick
(1990)
American Caesar
(1993)
Naughty Little Doggie
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

American Caesar is a 1993 album by Iggy Pop. After the success of Brick by Brick, Pop opted to continue with that album's lyrical themes while toughening up the musical foundation. Consequently, the album is often considered one of his stronger 90's albums.

The cover of the UK edition contained the following text: "Parental Warning: this is an Iggy Pop record". Videos were made for "Wild America" and "Beside you". Other notable moments on the album include "Highway Song" and an ambitious cover of the 60s standard "Louie Louie" (made famous by The Kingsmen) for which Iggy wrote his very own set of humorous, politically fueled lyrics. It was later used during the opening credits of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story.

The first single from the album, "Wild America", reached number 25 on Modern rock tracks. The album was not as commercially successful as its predecessor, but it did fare well in the UK and sold well throughout the 90s in America.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Iggy Pop, except where noted

  1. "Character" (Pop, Eric Schermerhorn) – 1:07
  2. "Wild America" (Pop, Eric Schermerhorn) – 5:52
  3. "Mixin' the Colors" – 4:49
  4. "Jealousy" – 6:04
  5. "Hate" – 6:56
  6. "It's Our Love" – 4:09
  7. "Plastic & Concrete" – 2:55
  8. "Fuckin' Alone" (Pop, Eric Schermerhorn) – 4:56
  9. "Highway Song" – 3:44
  10. "Beside You" (Steve Jones, Pop) – 4:29
  11. "Sickness" – 3:15
  12. "Boogie Boy" – 4:53
  13. "Perforation Problems" – 3:15
  14. "Social Life" – 4:12
  15. "Louie Louie" (Richard Berry) – 3:47
  16. "Caesar" (Pop, Eric Schermerhorn) – 7:09
  17. "Girls of N.Y." – 4:15

B-Sides & Alternate Versions[edit]

  • "Les Amants" (featuring Les Rita Mitsouko; B-Side To "Beside You" Single) - 5:16
  • "Louie Louie" (Live; B-Side To "Beside You" Single) - 5:32
  • "Beside You" (Acoustic Version; B-Side To "Beside You" Single) - 3:52
  • "Evil California" (featuring Annie Ross & The Low Note Quintet; B-Side To "Beside You" Single)
  • "Home" (Live At The Feile Festival Summer 1993; B-Side To "Beside You" Single) - 4:10
  • "Mixin' The Colours" (Spanish Version; B-Side To "Louie Louie" Single) - 4:10
  • "Wild America" (Radio Edit)
  • "Credit Card" (B-Side To "Wild America" Single) - 2:25
  • "Come Back Tomorrow" (B-Side To "Wild America" Single) - 5:08
  • "My Angel" (B-Side To "Wild America" Single) - 4:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Iggy Pop - guitar, vocals
  • Eric Schermerhorn - guitar
  • Malcolm Burn - guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Hal Cragin - bass
  • Larry Mullins - drums, percussion
  • Jay Joyce - guitar on "Wild America" & "Mixin' The Colours"
  • Bill Dillon - guitar on "Mixin' The Colours"
  • Darryl Johnson - percussion on "Mixin' The Colours"
  • Henry Rollins - backing vocals on "Wild America"
  • Katell Keineg - backing vocals on "Mixin' The Colours"
  • Lisa Germano - backing vocals on "Beside You"

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