Avenue B (album)

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Avenue B
Avenue B (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1999
RecordedMay–June 1998
Studio262 Mott Street; The Theatre; Hal Cragin's Studio 12A, New York
Genre
Length49:26
LabelVirgin
ProducerDon Was
Iggy Pop chronology
Naughty Little Doggie
(1996)
Avenue B
(1999)
Beat 'Em Up
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The A.V. Clubmixed[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[4]
NME7/10[5]
Robert ChristgauC[6]
Rolling Stone[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
Spin4/10[9]

Avenue B is the twelfth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop, released in 1999.

A music video was made for the single "Corruption."

The album cover was shot by Jeff Wall.

Critical reception

"Avenue B" elicited a mixed reaction from music critics. The album holds a score of 52/100 on review aggregate site Album of the Year, indicating mixed reviews.[10]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Iggy Pop, except where noted

  1. "No Shit" – 1:21
  2. "Nazi Girlfriend" – 2:57
  3. "Avenue B" – 5:19
  4. "Miss Argentina" – 4:14
  5. "Afraid to Get Close" – 0:59
  6. "Shakin' All Over" (Johnny Kidd) – 4:35
  7. "Long Distance" – 4:56
  8. "Corruption" (Hal Cragin, Whitey Kirst, Pop) – 4:23
  9. "She Called Me Daddy" – 1:52
  10. "I Felt the Luxury" (William Martin, John Medeski, Pop, Christopher Wood) – 6:30
  11. "Español" (Whitey Kirst, Pop) – 4:10
  12. "Motorcycle" – 2:42
  13. "Facade" – 5:28

B-sides and alternate versions

  • "Corruption" (Single edit) – 4:00
  • "Rock Star Grave" (B-side to "Corruption") – 4:30
  • "Hollywood Affair" (featuring Johnny Depp; B-side to "Corruption") – 2:53

Personnel

  • Iggy Pop – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Whitey Kirst – guitar
  • Pete "Damien" Marshall – guitar
  • Lenny Castro – percussion on "Avenue B" and "Español"
  • Hal Cragin – bass
  • David Mansfield – violin, viola
  • John Medeski – Hammond organ, Wurlitzer
  • Larry Mullins – drums, tabla, vibraphone, treated 808
  • Billy Martin – drums
  • Andrew Scheps – loops, mixing on "Shakin' All Over"
  • Chris Wood – bass
  • Michael Chaves – keyboards on "Nazi Girlfriend"
  • Don Was – guitar on "Long Distance"

Charts

Chart performance for Avenue B
Chart (1999) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 27
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 105

Sales

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States 15,000[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Avenue B Iggy Pop | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith. "Iggy Pop: 'Avenue B'". The A.V. Club. Onion. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). "Iggy Pop". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  4. ^ Sinclair, Tom. "Article: "Avenue B"". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  5. ^ Bailie, Stewart. "Iggy Pop Avenue B (review)". WayBack Machine/NME. IPC Media. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 8 April 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Iggy Pop". Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  7. ^ Berger, Arion. "Album Review: "Avenue B" - Iggy Pop". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 14 November 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2017.{{cite magazine}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Coleman, Mark; Kemp, Rob (2004). "Iggy Pop". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). New York City: Simon & Schuster. pp. 645–646. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ Vowell, Sarah (December 1999). "Album Reviews (Spin Dec 1999)". Google Books. Spin Media. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Iggy Pop - Avenue B overview". Album of the Year. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Iggy Pop – Avenue B" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  12. ^ "Chart Log UK 1994–2010: Rodney P. – The Pussycat Dolls". zobbel.de. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "Pop Gets Punchy on New Set". Billboard.

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