Iggy Pop has always provided his best work collaborating with other artists of the same ilk. He, of course, worked with David Bowie on two of his most famous albums, served as the inspiration for Ziggy Stardust, and has recently got Josh Homme involved in producing and backing him up on the excellent Post Pop Depression. Apart from that, he had one of the best backing bands in rock with the Stooges.
Perhaps, it’s best we get started by answering a few basic questions about our subjects.
Who is Peaches, Iggy Pop’s collaborator?
Peaches is a Canadian singer whose songs sound like to mix of electronic dance music and punk rock. She is known for her lyrics which usually include sexual imagery, presented explicitly, and usually harshly. Some of the titles of her albums include Fatherfucker, Rub, Impeach my bush and I feel Cream.
Who is Iggy Pop?
Iggy Pop is a highly influential rock performer, often labeled as the godfather of punk rock. Iggy achieved notoriety with the Detroit band the Stooges, before launching a successful solo career that keeps going strong today.
When did Peaches and Iggy Pop collaborate?
Iggy and Peaches worked together on the song Kick It back in 2003. The song was included on Peaches’ album Fatherfucker. The lyrics reference notable Iggy Pop compositions. Kick It is one of Peaches‘ most famous songs.
A collaboration between one of the originators of sleazy rock and music one of the newer artists swimming in these murky waters could have gone in two ways. It could have sounded distorted, confusing, and dissonant. It could have made for an odd and great duet. Thankfully their song Kick It did both.
The song was the third single of the Peaches album Fatherfucker and showed the singer could handle her own with the godfather of punk”. The two take turns singing to each other while referencing each others’ works. Peaches makes references to Stooges favorites like I wanna be your dog, Search and destroy and Iggy’s own Sixteen, lending new meaning to the titles. Iggy also makes references about his past tendency towards self -abuse performed on stage and his time spent in Berlin.
Here’s a live version of the song with Iggy dancing on a large screen, next to Peaches. Who could ask for more.