Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection, 1977-2009 is a comprehensive 4-CD set of newly remastered bootleg concert recordings by Iggy Pop. Roadkill Rising features the best of concerts recorded over four decades and from venues all over the world. All his Stooges and solo classics are covered, as well as deep album tracks and offbeat covers. It's entertaining look at one of rock and roll s most vital performers on stage and completely in his element and a must for fans.
Known to many as the "Godfather of Punk" for his groundbreaking albums with the Stooges, Pop helped defined New Wave with his late-'70s recordings with David Bowie. He began to gain real commercial success in the '80s, and the with the advent of grunge in the '90s, he became more popular than ever. The 2000s saw Iggy's critical stature rise even higher, with the reformation of the Stooges and their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, Iggy refused to be pinned down, following the Stooges reunion album The Weirdness with Preliminaires, a jazz-influenced solo album and a true departure for him.
Roadkill Rising invariably succeeds in presenting an Iggy Pop gig as an exceedingly exciting place to be, where the line separating exhilaration and unrest is routinely blurred. --Pitchfork May 2011
Thankfully, Iggy himself sorted through three decades of tapes to assemble this killer four-disc package. --Rolling Stone May 2011
Spanning The Idiot/Lust for Life late-'70s solo comeback concerts through the 21st-century Stooges reunion tours, this four-CD live box is so raw that you can almost see the twisting, sinewy torso and smell the sweat and peanut butter, as the sonic levels constantly push into the red. --SPIN June 2011