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  • Audio CD (December 27, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: VIRGIN
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005KFVR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Beat 'Em Up by Iggy Pop

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Iggy Pop is back in all his sneering glory. Having gotten the solemn reflections on aging, morality, and lost love of 1999's Avenue B out of his system, this first postmillennial offering returns the Ig to the style of primordial days when he spat out such deconstructed tunes as "No Fun," and "I Wanna Be Your Dog." Here he proudly works his fine-edged sarcasm and formidable (if often overlooked) songwriting skills. In "Mask," he snarls "You're wearing a mask / You look better that way" before collapsing in a comic rage in which he condemns everybody in Los Angeles for "licking ass or having it licked." Never is Iggy so artistically charged as when he has a nemesis, whether it be the "Weasels"--those villains of the music business who are "rewriting rock history," and possess "an office and a chair, nice butts, and silky hair"--or the "Jerk" who has the temerity to hit on his girlfriend. It's gratifying to see that Iggy has finally decided to wrest back his thorny crown from Stooges descendants such as Queens of the Stone Age and the Melvins and pulverize them with his wit, abandon, and sheer fearlessness. --Jaan Uhelszki

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He needs to keep making albums like this.
It's hard to believe that Iggy has been cranking out great rock 'n roll for going on 4 decades.
Paul Mcdonough
Iggy Pop is one of the greatest songwriters.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John B. Maggiore on September 19, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The new Iggy Pop album is just incredibly good. This is the work of a 20-year-old --nobody does this at 55, or however old Iggy is. I don't know why this surprises me- Iggy has enough to be angry at, but BEAT `EM UP is really raw. It isn't like anything he's done since his Stooges days. THE IDIOT and LUST FOR LIFE are great and showed growth for Iggy, but they lacked the anger and volume of FUN HOUSE and RAW POWER. Iggy seemed to get lost in the 80's. Despite churning out several albums since, he never really seemed to regain what he lost until now. BEAT `EM UP it seems like the next Stooges album - like something out of the early 70's. This is an album I never expected to hear. Whatever inspired him to go back to this should be passed around to Bowie and Lou Reed.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reed VINE VOICE on October 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
'Beat Em Up' just might be considered to be Iggy's best effort since 1990's 'Brick By Brick'.Great 2001 release to hit the music racks.The cuts that I had a hard time getting out of my head were "Mask","L.O.S.T."(where the legend chants In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida several times),"Howl",the ass-kicking "Jerk","Death Is Certain" and "Drink New Blood".'Beat...' is Iggy's first entirely self-produced CD.His band on this disc is:Whitey Kirst-guitar,Lloyd Roberts-bass and Alex Kirst-drums.Basically,just some old-school Detroit style in-your-face bitter rock&roll.Listen closely to the Igster's descriptive lyrics and you'll know why this world really is going to hell in a hand basket.I FINALLY after 23 years got to see Iggy play live on this CD's tour and I wasn't let down one bit.I remember that when I got my ticket at the door,I honestly felt like I did the day I lost my virginity.Virgin Records,no pun intended.Great disc to own a copy of.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Bocaro on October 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
While just living my life one day, accepting everything as it was, a package arrived containing the new Iggy Pop CD. The cover is vulgar and tasteless, the song titles detestable, and I knew this was going to be a real treat! After hours of non-stop listening (and a slight headache), it has become indisputable that the world is a very sick place, and although Iggy is one sick puppy, he underscores the shortcomings of the universe quite blatantly and eloquently - and he still rocks!

This one is fierce, hard and bottom-heavy. The lyrics are head-on and it's a shame that some are buried in the glorious noise, as each word of wisdom from the Ig is a jewel of profundity no matter how crude, cruel or sarcastic.

It's the antithesis of his last album, Avenue B on which we found a fifty-plus Iggy bitching, crooning and moaning about mid-life loneliness with an acoustic guitar. He claims it was an brutally honest album. Maybe so, but this is the real ageless Iggy - primal, manic and yelping a tirade of insults at everyone and everything that deserves to die. We all thought Instinct was his heavy metal album, but this is the real deal. There is no lack of belly-laughs either!

From the thrashing opening track `Mask' ("You're wearing a mask, you look better that way") to the closing rant `V.I.P.' Iggy virtually regurgitates upon everything that's wrong with people, the music industry, and life in general. He hurls in every direction and no one is innocent.

On `Howl' Iggy is top dog, exercising his canine cacophony. It sounds like the Stooges jamming with Metallica. `The Jerk' echoes the sentiments of Blondie's "Rip Her To Shreds" ("Aw man, you're killin'me!").

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Clark Paull on July 17, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Early reports touted Iggy's latest magnum opus "Beat Em Up" as a return to basics for the world's forgotten boy, some even comparing it to his glory days with The Stooges. While that may be a bit of a stretch, this album contains some of the angriest, most raging songs he's ever laid to vinyl, er, plastic, um, whatever it is CD's are made of. Think of it as "Instinct" woken up on the wrong side of the bed. "The Jerk", "Weasels", "Drink New Blood", and, especially, "Ugliness" are downright vicious, with Iggy's band this time around, comprised of the brothers Kirst (Whitey and Alex) and Mooseman sawing, pounding, and bashing their instruments into shrapnel. Make no mistake: This is the same Iggy your parents warned you about and a triumphant return to form after the speed bump that was "Avenue B." Essential bookend to any Iggy collection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dreamin' on August 6, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Iggy takes a turn to his younger day and makes a glorious noise. This isn't for the tender ear music listener who cares for ballads, tender melody. Nor is this CD for the rock and roll thunderhead that loves the classic rock arena riffing that pleases the senses (or so they say it does). Many were worried that Avenue B was going to be this big change for the Igster of love but alas it was only another facet of a brilliant rock performer. Noise rules on this disc from beginning to end. Snotty, sleazy, gut wrenching punk and roll music made the way it ought to be made... with a reckless abandon or care for how it got on tape!
This is his best since American Caesar, which is a high point for a man that has been involved in one of the greatest rock and roll bands in history. Iggy hands us a prime piece of Stooge pie and we should be grateful for that.
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