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Instinct is the eighth studio album by American singer Iggy Pop, released in June 1988 by record label A&M.

Instinct [1]
Instinct (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released20 June 1988 (UK)
Recorded1988
StudioSorcerer Sound in New York City; B.C. Studio in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genre
Length43:38
LabelA&M
Universal Special Products
ProducerBill Laswell
Iggy Pop chronology
Blah-Blah-Blah
(1986)
Instinct [1]
(1988)
Brick by Brick
(1990)

StyleEdit

After the heavily pop-oriented, radio-ready Blah Blah Blah, A&M expected another hit record from Pop; however, he instead recorded the heavy, hard-rocking Instinct. The album features Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

ReleaseEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Rolling Stone     [3]
Robert ChristgauC+[4]

The album peaked at number 110 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first single from the album, "Cold Metal", charted at number 37 on Mainstream Rock Charts and earned Pop a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock/Metal performance in 1989. Videos were made for "Cold Metal" and "High on You".

LegacyEdit

The album was ranked number 69 on Kerrang!s "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time" list.[citation needed]

The song "Cold Metal" was briefly played in the 1990 science fiction-horror film Hardware, which also featured Iggy Pop as the voice of Angry Bob, a radio DJ.

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Iggy Pop, except where noted.

  1. "Cold Metal" – 3:27
  2. "High on You" – 4:48
  3. "Strong Girl" (Steve Jones, Pop) – 5:04
  4. "Tom Tom" – 3:17
  5. "Easy Rider" (Jones, Pop) – 4:54
  6. "Power & Freedom" (Jones, Pop) – 3:53
  7. "Lowdown" – 4:30
  8. "Instinct" – 4:12
  9. "Tuff Baby" – 4:27
  10. "Squarehead" (Jones, Pop) – 5:06

Alternate versionsEdit

  • "Tuff Baby" (12" version released on "High on You" single) - 6:40
  • "Tuff Baby" (Dub version) - 5:18
  • "High On You" (7" edit) - 4:33
  • "Cold Metal" (Rock version) - 5:05
  • "Cold Metal" (Dub version) - 4:10

PersonnelEdit

Technical

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Discogs - Instict images, 1988 CD
  2. ^ Deming, Mark. Instinct at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  3. ^ David Fricke (22 September 1988). "Instinct | Album Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  4. ^ Robert Christgau review

External linksEdit