Vinyl Archives: Week of July 15th

Featuring Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, the Pixies and more!

Join us on a journey through the gigantic vinyl archive each weekday on-air at 9:45 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. If you miss an episode, you can catch them on Facebook and Twitter at 9 p.m. each weeknight, or on

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Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”

Iggy Pop has just announced his forthcoming album Free, which is set for release on September 6th, and as part of the announcement, he’s dropped the title track to the album. “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice,” Iggy Pop explains in a statement. “By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free.”

Lou Reed – “Walk on the Wild Side”

Haim recently debuted a track titled “Summer Girl” live in Los Angeles at the Teragram Ballroom, where they prefaced the groove-worthy tune by saying, “This one’s for Lou Reed.” So, we’ve been in a pretty Lou Reed mood since then, and what better way to celebrate that than with “Walk on the Wild Side?”

Pixies – “Here Comes Your Man”

The Pixies have dropped a video for their new track “On Graveyard Hill,” which sees the band soundtracking a psychedelic horror show. The video, which was directed by Kii Arens and Bobbi Rich, revolves around a young woman who gets pressured into seeing a fortune teller after hearing a radio ad. The eerie late-’60s style clip features a montage of scenes where the woman rides in a hearse, meets with a psychic, and goes on what appears to be a bad trip.

XTC – “Dear God”

Former XTC members TC&I, which features Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers, are set to release a live album titled Naked Flames: Live at Swindon Arts Centre on August 9th. The album was recorded during their six show residency at the Swindon Arts Centre from October to November of last year. The shows marked the first live performances that featured both Moulding and Chambers in over 32 years, and the album will see a mix of material from TC&I’s Great Aspirations and classic XTC hits.

The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored

Last month, Metallica covered the Stone Roses’ “I Wanna Be Adored” in the band’s hometown, Manchester, where bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett led the crowd in a sing-a-long. Halfway into their set, Trujillo told the audience that they were going to be “playing local music tonight celebrating the music of this city. You’ve got to sing because I can’t!”