Clem plus Iggy should equal genius, right? Well, no. An incoherent and unpopular LP despite Burke’s energetic beats, making it one of Iggy’s least essential releases ever. But wait - Clem’s including it for a reason.
Clem Burke says:
“Touring with Iggy Pop was tremendous, and I really thought we were going to make a great record… but we made Zombie Birdhouse instead, which was produced by Chris Stein. I don’t think I ever got paid for making that record, now I come to think of it.”
“The album was kind of a disappointment for me, but having said that I am proud to have been on an Iggy Pop record. I’m including this album in this list because there’s a DVD of Iggy Pop live in San Francisco from 1981, and that I am tremendously proud of, especially the drumming on it. You know what? I never got paid for that either!”
“The band was great - it had Carlos Alomar from Bowie’s band on guitar, and my old schoolmate Gary Valentine from the first Blondie band. So let’s include this live DVD [Iggy Pop – Live In San Francisco], not the album!”