Published Jul 08, 2010At 63, Iggy Pop is almost a senior citizen, but in the past year, the punk icon has been more active than ever. He's already led the Stooges on tour this year, as well as reissued the group's classic albums (The Stooges and Raw Power). Now, fans will be treated to yet another reissue: his 1977 collaboration with Stooges guitarist James Williamson, Kill City.
The album was initially recorded in 1975, after the drug-addicted Iggy had checked into a mental institution to get himself clean. Bomp Records released the album in 1977, as Pop was in the process of resuscitating his career, with some help from David Bowie.
Back in the spring, Williamson told Blurt, "Also last week, I finished mixing Kill City and we're going to release that this year. A friend of mine is a really, really good engineer, Ed Cherney. He went in and mixed the album, with my help. This guy has done records for everybody and he just made this record sound, well, like it should have sounded all along. It has finally reached its full potential and that's exciting. We're now going to remaster that and do all the artwork and Pop is going to re-release it, probably late summer/early fall."
Blurt now reports that the album will be reissued on Alive Naturalsound/Bomp Records, and is due out October 19. It will be available on vinyl, CD and digital formats. There's no word on if it will come with any bonus material.