Listen: Iggy Pop celebrates his 73rd birthday with a cover of Sly & The Family Stone’s ‘Family Affair’

The track features Bootsy Collins

Iggy Pop is celebrating his 73rd birthday by sharing a limited free download of his 1985 cover of “Family Affair” by Sly & The Family Stone, which features Bootsy Collins.

“I’ve always loved this song, it came out when I was kinda on the ropes in 1971. There’s a lot of truth in it, especially in the second verse, about all sorts of questions that are coming around again now,” Pop explains to BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne of the tune. “I loved the music and I love what Bootsy did with it. Bootsy’s a great star and there is so much life in his playing, and so much personality and truth in who he is.”

Download the track here.