Beat 'Em Up

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Beat 'Em Up
IggyPopBeatEmUp.jpg
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released June 18, 2001
Studio Hit Factory Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, United States
Genre
Length 72:27
Label Virgin
Producer Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop chronology
Avenue B
(1999)
Beat 'Em Up
(2001)
Skull Ring
(2003)

Beat 'Em Up, is the thirteenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop. Recorded at Hit Factory Criteria studios in Miami Beach, Florida, it is the first Iggy Pop album in which The Trolls were credited. The Trolls were: Iggy Pop, Whitey Kirst, Pete Marshall, Alex Kirst and Lloyd "Mooseman" Roberts.

Background[edit]

Beat 'Em Up was the first self-produced album by Iggy Pop. Art Collins, Pop's manager, said on the work: "I'm not saying this is another Raw Power, but if Raw Power is a true Iggy album, then this is another true Iggy album". He added there would be some "ranting on the album, some humor, some rock on it."[1]

Release[edit]

The album was released on June 18, 2001, and included as an unmentioned bonus the song acknowledged as "Sterility" on tour playlists,[1] featured right after "VIP". "Sterility" was a rhythmic rant, but not in the aggro-core vein of "Mask", "L.O.S.T", "Howl", or the title track.

Reception and aftermath[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic58/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Blistering5/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork2.5/10[5]

"Mask" was included on the compilation A Million in Prizes: The Anthology. The murder by drive-by shooting of bassist Lloyd 'Mooseman' Roberts, a former member of Ice-T's Body Count and a member of The Trolls at the time of his death, postponed plans to tour, though "Mask" was performed to great effect on the Late Show with David Letterman.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Iggy Pop and Whitey Kirst, except where indicated.

  1. "Mask" (Iggy Pop, Lloyd "Mooseman" Roberts, Alex Kirst, Whitey Kirst) - 2:53
  2. "L.O.S.T." - 3:24
  3. "Howl" - 5:05
  4. "Football" - 3:52
  5. "Savior" - 4:37
  6. "Beat 'Em Up" - 4:26
  7. "Talking Snake" - 4:28
  8. "Jerk" - 3:44
  9. "Death is Certain" - 4:38
  10. "Go for the Throat" (Pop, Mooseman, Kirst, Kirst) - 3:56
  11. "Weasels" - 2:59
  12. "Drink New Blood" - 4:33
  13. "It's All Shit" - 4:57
  14. "Ugliness" - 5:37
  15. "V.I.P." (Pop, Mooseman, Kirst, Kirst) - 7:01
  16. ''Sterility - 5:39

B-sides and alternate versions[edit]

  • "Mask" (Single edit) - 2:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Iggy Pop - vocals
The Trolls

with:

  • Danny Kadar - theremin on "L.O.S.T.", mix engineer, mixing
  • Pete Marshall - rhythm guitar on "Ugliness"
  • Todd James - cover illustration

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[6] none 20,200*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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