We Will Fall: The Iggy Pop Tribute
Review by Darren Kerr
The tribute album seems to be the nineties thing
to do. Take a much loved artist and open up the catalogue to interpretation.
Most often though, it's not interpretation, it's poor Xeroxes
-- and not so reasonable facsimiles thereof. There have been some
great homages -- Random (Gary Numan), Eyesore (the
Residents), and various Damned releases. You can add We Will
Fall to the list of the good guys; even though the versions
here may be too faithful, the songs are strong enough to
N.Y. Loose give us the revved up metallic "Lust
for Life," Monstermagnet do a gently psychedelic "Gimme
Danger," Superdrag use a garden trowel to spread the dirt
thick on their scene-stealing "1970" and Lenny Kaye's
"We Will Fall" is rightly catatonic. Elsewhere, we get
Joan Jett, Joey Ramone,
Blondie (here as Adolph's Dog) and the
Misfits sounding the way they have always sounded.
First published in Drop-D Magazine on December 22, 1997
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