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Iggy does Jazz

By | Published on Tuesday 3 March 2009

Iggy Pop has said that he’s recorded a jazz LP inspired by Michel Houellebecq’s novel ‘La Possibilit√© D’une Ile’.

In a video interview posted on, he said of the album, which is called ‘Preliminaires’: “It’s a quieter album with some jazz overtones. That’s because at one point I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars, banging out crappy music. And I was starting to listen to a lot of New Orleans-era Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton type of jazz”.