Iggy Pop: ‘Tell Me A Story’ & Bombed Out!
Iggy Pop with Glen Matlock on the New Values Tour 1979 (edinburghgigarchive.com)
For the very first chapter of my Punk and New Wave band Memoir, Bombed Out!, I used an Iggy Pop album track, fittingly called ‘Tell me A Story’ as the chapter heading.
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.
I mention this gig in Bombed Out! too, as it was one of my favourite Eric’s gigs of all time, especially as I was working as stage security for it, sitting right underneath him and getting PAID for the privilege, for two shows. I also grabbed everything that fell on the stage during the gig – plectrums etc – and the set list at the end.
On that tour his bass player was Glen Matlock, who gets a few mentions 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.
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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.