Iggy Pop has released a new, animated video for his song ‘Run Like A Villain’, which is set to appear on the forthcoming reissue of his cult classic, Zombie Birdhouse. You can check it out below.
The video for the Godfather of punk’s latest release is animated by Polish visual artist Marta Kacprzak of Motion Picture Stories and follows the release of ‘The Villagers’ / ‘Pain and Suffering’ for this year’s Record Store Day.
‘Run Like A Villain’ is one of the key tracks form Zombie Birdhouse, which is due out on 28 June. The album is a described as a “heady concoction of drones, Afro-beats and free-form lyrics,” according to its press release. The album was Iggy’s 6th solo studio album and “represents him at his freewheeling best.”
It will be released on vinyl and CD officially for the first time since the original Chris Stein-produced release on Animal Records in 1982.
The upcoming reissue of Zombie Birdhouse has been remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archive, London. It contains sleeve notes by Irvine Welsh along with rare, original photographs by Esther Friedman.
Zombie Birdhouse also contains a previously unreleased version of ‘Pain and Suffering’, which features backing vocals from Blondie’s Debbie Harry. Originally recorded for animated feature film Rock & Rule, which saw Iggy provide the voice of the Monster From Another Dimension and Harry the voice for the character Angel, it never surfaced because the film’s soundtrack was never released.
As uDiscover Music recently reported, Iggy Pop has also announced that he is releasing a new collection of lyrics this autumn. The book, called ‘Til Wrong Feels Right, will feature lyrics from over 100 of Iggy Pop’s songs together with photos, memorabilia, never-before-seen notes and essays penned by Iggy himself.
The book will be published on 26 September through Viking Books in full-colour hardback, with the launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of The Stooges’ self-titled debut album.
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