Skull Ring

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Skull Ring
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2003
RecordedJanuary–February 2003
StudioThe Hit Factory Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida
GenrePunk rock[citation needed]
Length61:38
LabelVirgin
ProducerIggy Pop, Greig Nori ("Little Know It All")
Iggy Pop chronology
Beat 'Em Up
(2001)
Skull Ring
(2003)
A Million in Prizes: The Anthology
(2005)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic74/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork4.1/10[4]
PopMatters[5]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[6]

Skull Ring is the fourteenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop, released in November 2003. Every track on the album features guest performers. The performers are The Stooges, The Trolls, Green Day, Sum 41, and Peaches.

Background[edit]

The performers on most of the tracks on the album are The Trolls, Iggy's band from the Beat 'Em Up era. Members of his original band The Stooges also appear on some of the tracks.

One single, "Little Know It All", was released from the album and featured Sum 41. A music video for the song received significant airplay.[citation needed]. "Little Know It All" also appeared in the video game NASCAR Thunder 2004.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Little Electric Chair" (featuring The Stooges) (Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton) – 4:40
  2. "Perverts in the Sun" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Whitey Kirst, Alex Kirst, Pete Marshall) – 3:18
  3. "Skull Ring" (featuring The Stooges) (Pop, Asheton, Asheton) – 3:51
  4. "Superbabe" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall) – 4:09
  5. "Loser" (featuring The Stooges) (Pop, Asheton, Asheton) – 2:41
  6. "Private Hell" (featuring Green Day) (Pop, Billie Joe Armstrong) – 2:50
  7. "Little Know It All" (featuring Sum 41) (Pop, Deryck Whibley, Greig Nori) – 3:33
  8. "Whatever" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall) – 3:16
  9. "Dead Rock Star" (featuring The Stooges) (Pop, Asheton, Asheton) – 4:39
  10. "Rock Show" (featuring Peaches) (Merrill Nisker) – 2:08
  11. "Here Comes the Summer" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall) – 4:53
  12. "Motor Inn" (featuring Freedom with Peaches) (Pop, Nisker, Jason Beck, Dave Szigeti) – 4:11
  13. "Inferiority Complex" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall) – 4:13
  14. "Supermarket" (featuring Green Day) (Pop, Armstrong) – 3:01
  15. "'Til Wrong Feels Right" (featuring The Stooges) (Pop) – 3:13
  16. "Blood on Your Cool" (featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall) – 7:02
  17. "Nervous Exhaustion" (hidden track featuring The Trolls) (Pop, Kirst, Kirst, Marshall)
B-sides and alternative versions
  • "Motor Inn" (Felix da Housecat's High Octane mix) – 6:12
  • "Motor Inn" (Felix da Housecat's High Octane mix instrumental) – 6:12
  • "Jose the Arab" (featuring The Trolls; released on Skull Ring EP) – 2:56
  • "Ready to Run" (featuring The Trolls; released on Skull Ring EP) – 3:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Iggy Pop – lead vocals, acoustic guitar on track 15
  • Whitey Kirst – guitar on tracks 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17
  • Pete Marshall – bass on tracks 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17
  • Alex Kirst – drums, percussion on tracks 2, 4, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17
  • Ron Asheton – guitar, bass on tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 15
  • Scott Asheton – drums, percussion on tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, 15
  • Billie Joe Armstrong – guitar, backing vocals on tracks 6, 14
  • Mike Dirnt – bass on tracks 6, 14
  • Tré Cool – drums, percussion on tracks 6, 14
  • Deryck Whibley – rhythm guitar, vocals on track 7
  • Dave Baksh – lead guitar on track 7
  • Jason McCaslin – bass on track 7
  • Steve Jocz – drums, percussion on track 7
  • Peaches – vocals, electronics, samples on tracks 10,
  • Steve Keeping – additional drums on tracks 10, 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Skull Ring by Iggy Pop – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved May 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. "Skull Ring – Iggy Pop | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ Petridis, Alexis (October 2, 2003). "Iggy Pop, Skull Ring | Music | The Guardian". The Guardian. Retrieved May 2016. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Carr, Eric (November 3, 2003). "Iggy Pop: Skull Ring Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 21, 2007. Retrieved March 23, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved March 23, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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