Iggy Pop’s Préliminaires is an antidote to his recent antics with the reformed Stooges. The album has a quiet, jazzy flavor to it, and is said to be influenced by Louis Armstrong. But Iggy has lost none of his fire; he takes a few pot shots at "idiot thugs with guitars who are banging out crappy music” in this YouTube video.
An interview with British tabloid the Sun has shed further light on the bands Iggy may be referring to above. "Anyone from Smashing Pumpkins to – what's the one with Fred Durst?" he asked. "There are a million billion of them, and people think they're gods, man."
"I took great pains not to think first," he said, outlining his primitive approach to rock with the Stooges. "Because the thing I can't stand is a rock star who thinks he's got brains. They're always so damned dull!" Préliminaires was released earlier this week by Astralwerks.