What better way to celebrate the Iguana's 60th Birthday on Saturday than digging out a copy of Kill City! I had forgotten all about Iggy Pop's first post-Stooges disc, which is an easy thing to do. It's pretty patchy and some of it can sound awful anemic what with all the saxophones and keyboards, but in hindsight this all works to its favor. Recorded with James Williamson over a weekend in 1974 when Iggy was let loose from the "nuthouse", this record perfectly captures the seedy, strung out L.A. darkness of the time. This record happened right between the dissolution of the Stooges and Iggy's collaborations with Bowie. It shows Iggy at an amazing transitional period. The raw power of the Stooges was behind him and he had yet to dive into electro-cabaret in Berlin. Did I mention he was undergoing treatment at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute? Yeah!