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Bombed Out! and Iggy Pop: Tell me A Story.

Bombed Out! and Iggy Pop: Tell me A Story.

Iggy Pop with Glen Matlock on the New Values Tour 1979 (edinburghgigarchive.com)

For the very first chapter of Bombed Out!, my Punk and New Wave band Memoir, I decided to use an Iggy Pop album track, fittingly called ‘Tell me A Story’ as the chapter heading.

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The cover to Iggy Pop’s 1979 album, New Values.

Tell me A Story was the first track on Iggy Pop’s 1979 album New Values. He played a few tracks off this album on the ‘New Values Tour’ in 1979 when I saw him at Eric’s Club, Liverpool.

"Hang on Iggy, I'm trying to light my ciggy."

“Hang on Iggy, I’m trying to light a ciggy.”

I mention this gig in Bombed Out! too, as it was one of my favourite Eric’s gigs, especially as I was working as stage security for it, sitting right underneath him and getting PAID to do so, for two shows. I also grabbed everything that fell on the stage during the gig – plectrums etc – and the set list at the end.

Iggy autographed this poster of A New Values gig in Paris, in 1979. (Photobucket)

Iggy autographed this poster of a New Values tour gig in Paris, in 1979. (Photobucket)

On that tour his bass player was Glen Matlock, who gets a few mentions in his own right in Bombed Out! For reasons I explain in the book I was almost shocked when I realized Matlock was playing bass for Iggy on that tour.

I’ve added two You tube links, the first to ‘Tell me A Story’ and a second one for ‘Don’t Look Down’, another big favourite of mine off the New values album.

Iggy Pop – Tell Me a Story

IGGY POP – Don't Look Down

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