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Iggy Pop Brings Punk Vitriol to Lo-Fi Blues on New Song ‘Asshole Blues’

Iggy sings and plays guitar on the new song, in which he laments, "Asshole, when are you gonna die?"

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Photo by Masayoshi Sukita

Punk legend Iggy Pop has released a new song, ‘Asshole Blues,’ as part of a new flexi disc series on the record label Mag Mag, which was founded by the band Jacuzzi Boys. It’s a traditional lo-fi acoustic blues song which Iggy performs on guitar while singing in his distinctive mournful warble.

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Iggy brings punk vitriol to this traditional blues song. Explaining the song to Rolling Stone, Iggy said, “I wrote a blues song about an asshole who’s out to get me. It’s full of negative energy.” Listen here:

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