Instinct (Iggy Pop album)

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Instinct [1]
Instinct (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released 20th June 1988 (UK)
Recorded 1988
Studio Sorcerer Sound in NYC,[2]
B.C. Studio in Brooklyn
Length 43:38
Label A&M
Universal Special Products
Producer Bill Laswell
Iggy Pop chronology
Blah Blah Blah
Brick by Brick
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

Instinct is the 9th album by American singer Iggy Pop, released in June 1988. After the heavily pop-oriented, radio-ready Blah Blah Blah, A&M expected another hit record from Pop; however, he instead recorded the heavy, hard-rocking Instinct. The album features Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

The album peaked at number 110 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single from the album, "Cold Metal", charted at number 37 on Mainstream rock charts and earned Pop a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal performance in 1989.

The album was ranked #69 on Kerrang!s "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" list.

Videos were made for "Cold Metal" and "High On You". The song "Cold Metal" was briefly played in the 1990 science fiction/horror film, Hardware, which also featured Iggy Pop as the voice of Angry Bob, a radio DJ.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Iggy Pop, except where noted.[5]

  1. "Cold Metal" – 3:27
  2. "High on You" – 4:48
  3. "Strong Girl" (Steve Jones, Pop) – 5:04
  4. "Tom Tom" – 3:17
  5. "Easy Rider" (Jones, Pop) – 4:54
  6. "Power & Freedom" (Jones, Pop) – 3:53
  7. "Lowdown" – 4:30
  8. "Instinct" – 4:12
  9. "Tuff Baby" – 4:27
  10. "Squarehead" (Jones, Pop) – 5:06

Alternate versions[edit]

  • "Tuff Baby" (12" version released on "High on You" single) - 6:40
  • "Tuff Baby" (Dub version) - 5:18
  • "High On You" (7" edit) - 4:33
  • "Cold Metal" (Rock version) - 5:05
  • "Cold Metal" (Dub version) - 4:10



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