Iggy Pop has shared a French cover of Elvis Costello’s “No Flag.”
Recently, Pop and Costello reminisced about the past via Zoom for Rolling Stone, where Costello mentioned that “No Flag” was one of the first songs recorded for his most recent album. “It shared one word and one letter with a famous song of yours [‘No Fun’],” Costello explains, “but nobody spotted where it was drawing from, because nobody expects me to take a cue from you.”
“When I heard your music, I felt like you were the only thing coming out of the U.K. that wasn’t going along with the I’m-a-monster-with-a-guitar-riff thing,” Pop says. “The whole guitar riffle was going up and up and up. You were either that or, no offence to her, you were [Scottish singer] Lulu.”
Listen to Pop’s French rendition of “No Flag” below.