Iggy Pop – New Values

New Values

Iggy PopNew Values Arista SPART 1092 (1979)

Pretty much state-of-the-art 1970s rock, comparable to The David Johansen Group‘s The David Johansen Group Live, Lou Reed‘s Street Hassle or even the harder parts of Harry Nilsson‘s Nilsson Schmilsson.  Iggy is reunited here with two former Stooges, James Williamson and Scott Thurston.  Things are somewhat uneven, coming up a little short in the songwriting department more than anything.  Still, a few songs like “Five Foot One,” “Girls,” “Tell Me a Story,” and “Curiosity” are decent.  Iggy has certainly done better, but he’s done worse too.