Even the Godfather of Punk wants to croon like Perry Como… or Charles Aznavour. That’s what happened to Iggy Pop as he survived into his golden years. Iggy told NPR’s Fresh Air that his heart’s desire is doing the Lounge Lizard at Café Carlyle and the Rainbow Room. He’ll even wear a tux with glitter – but no shirt.
You can here the transformation on Preliminaires, Iggy Pop’s new release. He sang King of the Dogs and Les Feuilles Mortes (we know it as “Autumn Leaves”) live on French television last week. See more news about the release on his website.
Encore: The first inkling I had that Iggy Pop could sing chanson was his duet with Françoise Hardy on I’ll Be Seeing You. The track comes from an excellent copilation called Jazz A Saint Germain, one of Café Mouffe’s inspirations. Ah, Françoise! You deserve a Mouffe all your own.
Café Mouffe opens on Fridays. Please drop by for a listen and a chat. Sometimes the embedded videos don’t work here due to bandwidth constraints, but you’ll always find links to video sources in the notes. Try them. If you’re curious about the Mouffe, here’s the original idea behind it’s creation.