Iggy Pop - Soldier - AudioSoundMusic
Iggy Pop - Soldier - AudioSoundMusic
Iggy Pop - Soldier - AudioSoundMusic
Iggy Pop - Soldier - AudioSoundMusic

Iggy Pop - Soldier

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Iggy Pop – vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Iggy Pop]

Glen Matlock – bass guitar, backing vocals

Ivan Kral – guitar, keyboards

Klaus Krüger – drums

Steve New – guitar

Barry Andrews – keyboards

Simple Minds – backing vocals on "Play It Safe"

David Bowie – backing vocals on "Play It Safe" [click here to see more vinyl featuring David Bowie]

Henry McGroggan – chorus on "Loco Mosquito"

 

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Arista

Recorded August 1970 at Rockfield Studios, Wales

Engineered & mixed by : Peter Haden and Thom Panunzio

Produced by Pat Moran

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1980

Reissued in 2014

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. Knocking 'Em Down (In The City)
  2. I'm A Conservative
  3. I Snub You
  4. Get Up and Get Out
  5. Ambition
  6. Take Care of Me

 

Side B :

  1. I Need More
  2. Loco Mosquito
  3. Mr. Dynamite
  4. Play It Safe
  5. Dog Food

 

Reviews :

"In 1980, every punk rocker in Christendom cited Iggy Pop as a key influence, and Soldier was the album where he started asking for some payback. Original Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, Rich Kids' guitarist Steve New, Ivan Kral of the Patti Smith Group, and former XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews all signed on to back Iggy on Soldier, but the result was hardly the full-frontal rock assault one might have hoped for. Reportedly, conflicts between producers James Williamson and David Bowie led to both of them walking out on the project, and Iggy is said to have gotten along so poorly with Steve New that he stripped most of New's lead guitar from the mix (which would explain why keyboards and acoustic guitar dominate the album). While 1979's New Values showed Iggy growing as a lyricist with a number of tough but introspective songs, Soldier sounds goofy by comparison, featuring oddball throwaways like "Dog Food," "Get up and Get Out" (whose lyrics are mostly cribbed from old R&B tunes), and the political "satire" "I'm a Conservative." But Iggy's in great voice throughout, and on the few songs where the band fully catches fire (like "Knocking 'Em Down (In the City)" and "Loco Mosquito"), he leaves little doubt that his powers as a performer were still with him. Buddha reissued the album in 2000 with two non-essential bonus tracks, "Low Life" and "Drop a Hook."" AllMusic Review by Mark Deming

 

Ratings :

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 3,84 / 5

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