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 New York City; B.C. Studio in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genre
Length 43:38
Label A&M
Universal Special Products
Producer Bill Laswell
Iggy Pop chronology
Blah-Blah-Blah
(1986)
Instinct
(1988)
Brick by Brick
(1990)

Instinct is the ninth studio album by American singer Iggy Pop, released in June 1988 by record label A&M.

Style[edit]

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.

Release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

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. Videos were made for "Cold Metal" and "High on You".

Legacy[edit]

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

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.

  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

Personnel[edit]

Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs - Instict images, 1988 CD
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. Instinct at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  3. ^ David Fricke (1988-09-22). "Instinct | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 

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