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Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Announce Their Album ‘Post Pop Depression’


>>STEPHEN: WELCOME BACK. MY NEXT GUESTS WENT OUT TO THE
DESERT AND RECORDED AN ALBUM TOGETHER. PLEASE WELCOME IGGY POP AND
JOSHUA HOMME! (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
IGGY, JOSH, THANKS FOR BEING HERE. YOU HAVE BEEN PERFORMING AND
FIRST RELEASED YOUR ALBUM IN ’69. JOSH PEOPLE KNOW YOU FROM THE
QUEENS IN THE STONE AGE. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
HOW DID YOU GET TOGETHER? YOUR NEW ALBUM CALLED “POST POP
DEPRESSION,” NO ONE EVEN KNEW ABOUT IT TILL RIGHT NOW. THIS IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE
PROJECT HAPPENED. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
THIS IS THE BAND’S FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AND IT’S A COMPLETE
SECRET. HOW DID YOU GET TOGETHER? HOW DID IT START?>>I PROPOSED TO HIM BY TEXT
FROM MY FLIP PHONE.>>Stephen: WHAT DID YOU SAY? I SAID — IT’S CALLED A RUGBY
BECAUSE YOU CAN DROP IT AND IT DOESN’T BREAK.>>Stephen: YOU JUST SAID
LET’S DO AN ALBUM?>>NO, I SAID I THOUGHT MAYBE WE
COULD WRITE SOMETHING AND RECORD IT. I DIDN’T WANT TO PUT IT IN A BOX
AND NEITHER DID HE.>>Stephen: UH-HUH. O FOR ME IT WAS, LIKE, DON’T
BOX IT AND FOR ME IT WAS LIKE SHHH! KEEP IT SECRET.>>Stephen: KEEP IT SECRET,
KEEP IT SAFE.>>WE CORRESPONDED BY TEXT AND
PROSE POEM FOR A WHILE.>>Stephen: THAT’S NICE. I WRITE POETRY.>>Stephen: I KNOW. IT’S A WONDERFUL WAY TO GET
TO KNOW SOMEBODY, RIGHT?>>Stephen: SEND POETRY? YOU SHOULD TRY IT.>>Stephen: I DID. WE GOT MARRIED. WHERE DID YOU RECORD THIS? HOW DID YOU KEEP IT SECRET?>>JOSHUA TREE.>>Stephen: THANK YOU, THAT’S
HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE THERE. EASY TO KEEP A SECRET WHEN
THERE’S NO ONE THERE TO TELL. IT’S LOVELY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A
CHANCE TO SORT OF MAKE MISTAKES AND FIGURE THINGS OUT AND FIND
YOUR OWN PATH. WHEN YOU MAKE A RECORD, NOBODY
IS AWARE YOU’RE DOING IT, YOU’RE KIND OF MAKING IT FOR EACH OTHER
AND YOU’RE KIND OF THERE TO EXCITE AND DAZZLE EACH OTHER.>>Stephen: HOW LONG DID IT
TAKE?>>I DON’T KNOW, I WASN’T —
(LAUGHTER) THREE WEEKS.>>AND THEN AFTER THAT HE DID A
LOT OF WORK MAKING IT BETTER THROUGH STRING PLAYERS.>>Stephen: WERE YOU LIVING
OUT THERE? WHAT’S IGGY LIKE AS A ROOMMATE?>>IT’S A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE
TO HAVE IGGY AS A ROOMMATE. YOU KNOW, I’M SUCH A HUGE FAN,
AND TO BE A HUGE FAN OF IGGY AND SEE HIM IN THE MORNING IN A
KIMONO IS — (LAUGHTER)
>>Stephen: THAT IS MORE CLOTHING THAN IS USUALLY
ASSOCIATED WITH HIM.>>IT’S JUST ENOUGH TO LEAVE
SOMETHING TO THE IMAGINATION, AND I’VE GOT A REALLY GOOD
IMAGINATION.>>BEFORE I MADE THE TRIP, MY
WIFE WAS WORRIED ABOUT THAT SO SHE BOUGHT ME SOME PA JAM MAS. SHE SAID, YOU DON’T WANT PEOPLE
THERE SEEING YOU WALKING AROUND.>>Stephen: LIKE FOOTY
PAJAMA? YEAH, AND FRENCH LONG JOHNS
AS WELL. SHE CHOSE THEM. AND I SHARED THOSE WITH GENE,
THE GUITAR PLAYER, SO WE BONDED. HE GOT INTO MY LONG JOHNS. (LAUGHTER)
>>Stephen: YOU’RE OFTEN CALLED THE GODFATHER OF PUNK. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
THAT WORD GETS THROWN AROUND VERY CASUALLY. PUNK, PUNK ROCK.>>YEAH, BOY.>>Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINK
IT IS, OR BY ASKING THE QUESTION, WILL I NEVER
UNDERSTAND?>>AT THIS POINT I WILL SAY,
HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED IN THOSE CHARLES BRONSON MOVIES WHERE
HE’S GOING TO GO WIPE OUT ALL THE BAD GUYS? THE BAD GUYS WERE ALL SKINNY,
SOMEBODY WROTE, MAKE ‘EM PUNKS. IN NEW YORK CITY, BAD GUYS ARE
NOT SKINNY, THEY’RE BURLY. YOU HAVE TO BE BURLY TO BE A BAD
GUY. SO I KIND OF FEEL LIKE PUNKS ARE
A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT JUST KIND OF GOT A BAD RAP, YOU KNOW, AND
COULDN’T FIT IN TOO EASILY.>>Stephen: IGGY, YOU INVENTED
CROWD SURFING. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU DID
THAT?>>LAST TOUR. LAST YEAR. (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)
I DON’T DO IT AS MUCH AS.>>Stephen: DON’T DO IT AS
MUCH?>>NO, BECAUSE I’M ALL LIKE
RUBBER BANDS.>>Stephen: WELL, DON’T SNAP
ANYTHING TONIGHT.>>NO, EVERYTHING WILL BE COOL.>>Stephen: THANKS FOR BEING
HERE. STICK AROUND FOR A PERFORMANCE
BY IGGY POP. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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