Friday, September 16, 2005

Frank Black Covers Iggy Pop

From some website:

...Frank Black will cover IGGY POP's 'REPO MAN' for their upcoming tribute CD, HIGH SCHOOL REUNION. The tribute will also feature artists Matthew Sweet, John P. Strohm (Blake Babies, Lemonheads), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), The Caulfield Sisters, and many more covering songs from some of the 80's most popular teen films. The release date, which was originally scheduled for mid-October, has been pushed back to November 23rd to accommodate some of the artist's busy schedules.
REPO MAN was the title track from the 1984 cult film of the same name which was written and directed by Alex Cox (Sid and Nancy), and starred a young Emilio Estevez as a punk-slacker who is apprenticed in the ways of repo men. The film had a heavily punk-influenced soundtrack, and because of its dark comedy and quirky characters, quickly earned a loyal cult following. The theme song ‘REPO MAN' was written and performed by legendary rock ‘n' roll wildman, Iggy Pop (The Stooges), who is widely accepted as the ‘Godfather of Punk'.

...'I'm a huge fan of the film Repo Man, and Frank Black was the only possible choice to cover the title track. I said early on that if he couldn't do it, I'd cut the track from the record altogether. No one else would approach it with the same reverence the song deserves. I knew he was an Iggy Pop fan and I suspected he was a Repo Man fan like myself. Thankfully he loved the record concept and wanted to cover the song. I wasn't sure how he was going to fit it in with his busy schedule, but he committed to make it work, and finished recording it this August at a friend's studio in Connecticut.' Joe Spadaro, ALR founder & president.
Lots of straight guys like to watch their buddies covering their songs.

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