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Iggy Pop — Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Album: Blah Blah Blah
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Released: 1986
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm a real wild one
Wild one
Wild one
Wild ane
Wild one

Well
I'm just out of school like a real
Real cool

Gotta dance like a fool
Got the message
That I've gotta be a wild one
Oh yeah
I'm a wild one
Gonna break loose
Gonna keep a movin' wild

Gonna keep a swingin'
Baby
I'm a real wild child

Gonna meet all my friends
Gonna have myself a ball

Gonna tell my friends
Gonna tell them all

That I'm a wild one
Oh yeah
I'm a wild one

Gonna break loose
Gonna keep a movin' wild

Gonna keep a swingin'
Baby
I'm a real wild child

I'm a real wild one
And I like wild fun

In a world gone crazy
Everything seems hazy

I'm a wild one
Oh yeah
I'm a wild one

Gonna break loose
Gonna keep a movin' wild

Gonna keep a swingin'
Baby
I'm a real wild child

I'm a wild one
I'm a wild one

I'm a wild one
Oh baby
I'm a wild one

Gonna break loose
Gonna keep a movin' wild

Gonna keep a swingin'
Baby
I'm a real wild child
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Followed up with Ca Plane Pour Moi?

That would be oh so nice.
 LizK wrote:

"Iggy Pop was part of the prototype for "Gollum" in "Lord of the Rings."  
Oh no, where did that idea come from?.  I would be gobsmacked if Professor Tolkien ever heard of Iggy Pop.  Certainly didn't figure him into the character of Gollum, who was likely born about 1940. Or did you mean that Andy Sertis, the actor who so brilliantly played Gollum in the film, was channeling Iggy Pop in developing the character?  Cynaera, usually I find you the essence of sense, sincerity and intriguing comments.  But you just diddled with Professor Tolkien, and I've got to respond. 


 
I assure you he was referring to Andy Serkis' depiction of the character.   I don't know if it was Serkis or Peter Jackson's idea.
lower-case godlike boppin'  : )
 ch83575 wrote:
Not that I was staring at his crotch or anything, but is that the longest fly in the world or what?  It practically goes up to his ribs.  That puts my grandpa to shame!

 
Yes! Iggy is sporting some serious mom jeans here.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
—edit — Perhaps a meaningful discussion can ensue regarding the relationship between style and substance in rock music - are they inseparably linked with certain artist like Mssr. Pop? Discuss, I'll be getting a cocktail.  — edit —
 
Yeah, I can dig it, bro.  Like some are performers, you know?  Not really musicians.  'Cept they have musicians playing in the background and such.  Or maybe they play some, but not, like masters of the genre, if that's what you mean.  

Kiss, maybe?  To some degree AC/DC, although those short-pants boys rocked de howze.  Mott the Hoople and God knows all the glitter hair bands, too, eh?  Lots of folks these days, too, maybe?  Stars because they look good and lip-sync or got auto-tune skillz.  MTV did that.  Ugly people just couldn't get video time unless they were ... styling.  Like you said.

'Nother Scotch for me, please ...
Nice!

{#Dancingbanana}80's high school dance party flash back. 


how about "I wanna be your dog"?
 Cynaera wrote:
Okay - what do "Crocodile Dundee," "Adventures in Babysitting," and "Pretty Woman" have in common?  This song.

Iggy Pop was part of the prototype for "Gollum" in "Lord of the Rings."  And in his very brief stint in one of the Crow movies, he was absolutely maniacal.

I sorta love Iggy.
 
"Iggy Pop was part of the prototype for "Gollum" in "Lord of the Rings."  
Oh no, where did that idea come from?.  I would be gobsmacked if Professor Tolkien ever heard of Iggy Pop.  Certainly didn't figure him into the character of Gollum, who was likely born about 1940. Or did you mean that Andy Sertis, the actor who so brilliantly played Gollum in the film, was channeling Iggy Pop in developing the character?  Cynaera, usually I find you the essence of sense, sincerity and intriguing comments.  But you just diddled with Professor Tolkien, and I've got to respond. 

I think a strong case can be made that even Iggy didn't think too highly of the music he was putting out at this time - based on the album title alone. And I don't think he was being ironic.

Count me in as one of those people who thinks the semiotics of Iggy Pop meant more to rock than his actual music. Perhaps a meaningful discussion can ensue regarding the relationship between style and substance in rock music - are they inseparably linked with certain artist like Mssr. Pop? Discuss, I'll be getting a cocktail.

Semiotics: pretentious word meaning study of methods of communication like appearance, gestures, and symbols.
 Govi wrote:

I cannot possibly agree more!  But then this is a standard for one generation of rockers.  Let the old folks have their fun.
 

Actually Iggy and the Stooges are fine, it is just when they play the same 3 tired songs over and over and over and over and.......
 ckcotton wrote:
NOOOO MOOOOORRREEEEEEE
AHHHHHHH

PLEASE

NO
 
 
I cannot possibly agree more!  But then this is a standard for one generation of rockers.  Let the old folks have their fun.
NOOOO MOOOOORRREEEEEEE
AHHHHHHH

PLEASE

NO
 
 Cynaera wrote:
Saw him on a recent ep of "American Idol."  He should have cashed in when he was at his prime, because his performance was just sad. All those lights and cues... He forgot the words and staggered around the stage like a marionette with a couple of strings cut.

I love Iggy - always will - but his performance on American Idol told me that he's now in it for the money.  I weep, and cling to his really great stuff, like this song.
  I too saw that Idol show.
Who made the mistake of booking Iggy for that gig?I liked it when he came up to the judges and did his shake.Saw him 35 years ago....quite the freak!


Saw him on a recent ep of "American Idol."  He should have cashed in when he was at his prime, because his performance was just sad. All those lights and cues... He forgot the words and staggered around the stage like a marionette with a couple of strings cut.

I love Iggy - always will - but his performance on American Idol told me that he's now in it for the money.  I weep, and cling to his really great stuff, like this song.
 

Hey You!!  Toss me that jar of Skippy Super Chunk!!




Autobiographical?
this song will always remind me of one place at one time... I know its kinda tame for Iggy, but a classic. I like to speed it up some!
Not really into Iggy...but this song is fun. Can't help it! Tappin' and shakin'!!!
 MojoJojo wrote:

Could be worse. Could be Daisy Dukes.  

 

that's hilarious!!!!!!!!
 ch83575 wrote:
Not that I was staring at his crotch or anything, but is that the longest fly in the world or what?  It practically goes up to his ribs.  That puts my grandpa to shame!
 

hahhahhahahahh! it is!{#Clap}
Great performer, musically sux ass.
This songs ok but not as good as the passanger or lust for life
 fuh2 wrote:

 
Iggy in Cincinnati.

Wow - hadn't heard this in years...  Can't say I miss those '80's production values.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}

Um, not that I like this song or anything.....
child time is gone —- still a wilde one ——— good piece
 ch83575 wrote:
Not that I was staring at his crotch or anything, but is that the longest fly in the world or what?  It practically goes up to his ribs.  That puts my grandpa to shame!
 
As if it matters: Iggy is one of a kind.
Somebody's gig had to be Iggy's.  He's a wild one alright.  Gotta give him credit for not being dead anyway. <8>
05:30 on a Saturday morning! Oooh Yeah! I need this!
Not that I was staring at his crotch or anything, but is that the longest fly in the world or what?  It practically goes up to his ribs.  That puts my grandpa to shame!
Okay - what do "Crocodile Dundee," "Adventures in Babysitting," and "Pretty Woman" have in common?  This song.

Iggy Pop was part of the prototype for "Gollum" in "Lord of the Rings."  And in his very brief stint in one of the Crow movies, he was absolutely maniacal.

I sorta love Iggy.
I used to be a Wild One...and it was fun{#Nyah} Lets rock!
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yeah, really.  Compare these jeans with a Certain Very Collectible Rolling Stones Album (which as you ALL know, I bought on eBay for $26,567 a couple years ago) —- it was the German Album Cover with the zipper that worked with a rather largish Uncut Tool of Love hidden behind the Flap.

edit:  Oh My why do I type these missives when I am stoned?  I don't know.  Oh well.  Time for another back bork bark blag crap sack of Doritos with extra Oreos.
 

I have the vinyl Sticky Fingers LP with the workable zipper which caused a slight dent on the album itself, which caused a bad skip during "Moonlight Mile," one of my favorite Stones songs.  I was so happy to get a CD replacement....  though I still love that LP cover! 
a HORRIBLE EAR WORM..... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

this song, sadly, lost it's allure for me once it became the song in the opening sequence of 'Pretty Woman'.
Pump it up!!!!!!!
 HazzeSwede wrote:
Some really nasty guitar work done here. {#Guitarist}  # 9
 

Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols
Everyone sing.....Iggy Pop's a vainy cock.... repeat to fade{#Dancingbanana}
I'm a long-time Iggy fan...but this is really weak.  3
All I can think of is my old step aerobics class. {#Dance}

is he wearing Christina Applegate´s ...married with children Jeans ? HAHA



Rock solid 4.
Not his best!! Not in those years and not now!!
Iggy Billy Pop Idol
blah blah blah
 Dancing_banana wrote:
Someone should give Iggy a pair of "Not Your Daughters Jeans"
 
Could be worse. Could be Daisy Dukes.  

All I can think of when I hear this song is "Pretty Woman"  ... which, in all honesty, is one of my favorite chic flicks ... but from a musical perspective, Pretty Woman Soundtrack just doesn't sound right on RP.  Does not compute.

{#Stupid}
 mikexican wrote:
Ugh... who ever gave this goon a recording contract? Wild one? Dude, you're a real LAME one.
 
Well, this is far from his best work, but one should not judge his illustrious 40+ year musical career by this song.


 mikexican wrote:
Ugh... who ever gave this goon a recording contract? Wild one? Dude, you're a real LAME one.
 
i really like this song when it came out. now i think its horrible. hearing it one every 2 or 3 years is too much.
i like other iggy stuff, but not this record.

Some really nasty guitar work done here. {#Guitarist}  # 9


 Dancing_banana wrote:
Someone should give Iggy a pair of "Not Your Daughters Jeans"
 
Yeah, really.  Compare these jeans with a Certain Very Collectible Rolling Stones Album (which as you ALL know, I bought on eBay for $26,567 a couple years ago) —- it was the German Album Cover with the zipper that worked with a rather largish Uncut Tool of Love hidden behind the Flap.

edit:  Oh My why do I type these missives when I am stoned?  I don't know.  Oh well.  Time for another back bork bark blag crap sack of Doritos with extra Oreos.


Ugh... who ever gave this goon a recording contract? Wild one? Dude, you're a real LAME one.
Someone should give Iggy a pair of "Not Your Daughters Jeans"
btw

a clear 10, I forgot to add
 Arcee wrote:
{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dance}
 
totally agreed!
YEAH!!!!



{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Dance}
wow... these days this song sounds so tame... go Iggy!
I feel like Julia Roberts should be showing up soon...
 EssexTex wrote:
I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
 

effin hilarious!!..thanks for the gut wrenching laugh.
A 9 because, well, he's Iggy and his stuff ROCKS! Never mind taht he's a fellow Michigander and I saw him often enough as the front man to The (Psychedelic) Stooges taht he evokes a certain nostalgia. Heck, even my wife digs this tune abd asked me to put it in her exercise mix!

The photo (at least the facial portion) could be entered in a Charlie Watts "separated-at-birth" contest.

 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
I'll be darned.  He was born in the same hospital as me, 12 years earlier.

That record was from 22 years ago when low rise jeans were not in fashion.  Amazingly, he doesn't look a whole lot different today.
 

that means you share the same Chinese zodia identity{#Cowboy}
 EssexTex wrote:
I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
 
That's what she said

A 7 because this song is just pure fun! Makes me think of a time when I was a aimless teenager running through stores in the mall knocking everything off the shelves as I went along...getting chased by mall security. You know, purely 80s mall rat antics.

I'll be darned.  He was born in the same hospital as me, 12 years earlier.

That record was from 22 years ago when low rise jeans were not in fashion.  Amazingly, he doesn't look a whole lot different today.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Paging Dr. Freud! Dr. Freud to Emergency! Paging Dr. Freud!
 
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

{#Devil_pimp}


Wow. Those are some really unattractive jeans. (Enjoying the tune, though!)
Never liked the production on this album—an irritatingly dated eighties synth sound ladled over everything—but the vocal performance is pure, raw unrestrained Iggy. A great cover version, in the final analysis, and still fun to hear.
EssexTex wrote:
I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
Paging Dr. Freud! Dr. Freud to Emergency! Paging Dr. Freud!
rtrudeau wrote:
Are those his mom's jeans?
:roflol: roflmao
EssexTex wrote:
I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
And what's the matter with a huge, veiny cock--especially with a puckered foreskin?
:bounce: :heartkiss: :bounce:
EssexTex wrote:
I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
nice!
What a segue from Sigur Ros.
rtrudeau wrote:


Are those his mom's jeans?


Mom Jeans!

I like him, though he looks like a huge vainy cock
God knows I love Iggy, but he just looked, well, old on his HOF gig for Madonna. Props to M, tho', for handing him the stage.
I immediately think of the beginning of the movie Pretty Woman when I hear this!
paloeguevo wrote:
I think this is the first time that I see Iggy wearing a shirt..
Are those his mom's jeans?
robco1 wrote:
:lol: :yes:
Hell! It's the first time I've seen his pants above his hair line. :eek: :eek:
iggy pop rocks!
:motor: :dancingbanana_2:
paloeguevo wrote:
I think this is the first time that I see Iggy wearing a shirt..
:lol: :yes:
I think this is the first time that I see Iggy wearing a shirt..
Below, the banana dancing on top of the piano is perilously close to the beat of this song. Just a teeny bit fast.
He surely is!
mrrmt wrote:
i forgot pants used to be that high...
:lol: :lol:
An all time favorite of mine. Thanks for the spin.
Govi wrote:
Perhaps you'd tell us the name of the Buddy Holly song. I can find nothing by him under "Wild One" nor "Real Wild Child".
Holly covered "Real Wild Child" all right. Nowdays you can find his version on these albums:
olesonb wrote:
Treatment, Thanks for the history lesson. I always thought that Buddy Holly originally wrote and performed this. I laugh my ass off everytime I put my Holly CD on and listen to him sing it. I encourage everyone to check out. It's a must! Iggy doesn't come close to being a bad ass when compared to Buddy.
Perhaps you'd tell us the name of the Buddy Holly song. I can find nothing by him under "Wild One" nor "Real Wild Child".
Yes....I'm again 18 and on my summer vacations in Portugal... *sigh* We loved this album. :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :dance:
gonna break it loose, hoohah A fun little 'adventures in Babysitting' song that for some odd reason reminds me of that movie and Elizabeth Shue (sp?) :bounce:
this song blows. i don't give a hoot who sings it.
Its funny how tame this song sounds now! I love it though.
E_A_D_G wrote:
The only logical segue from here is "Roadrunner" - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. Anybody got it to upload?
Oh man I love them. I'm adding that to my must-upload list (tho I might sneak in Vampire Girl as well)
mrrmt wrote:
wow. i forgot pants used to be that high...
Maybe Simon Cowell is a closet Iggy fan...?
wow. i forgot pants used to be that high...
Brian Setzer does a fantastic roots version on Rockabilly Riot.
That's right, you tell 'em, hoseur. UltraNurd wrote:
Poser is a widely accepted alternate, and certainly in most text I encounter the dominant form.
too "wild" too early in the morning..
treatment_bound wrote:
Just for the record, as was mentioned, this is not an original Iggy song. I always thought it was an Iggy original, until I heard it recently watching the early 90's movie "This Boy's Life". It's included in a scene where a very young Leo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are cruising around, lookin' tough as late 50's wanna-be greasers. Here's a snippet of his bio from Wikipedia: >>In 1985, Pop recorded some demos with guitarist Steve Jones, previously of the Sex Pistols. He played these demos to David Bowie, who was sufficiently impressed to offer to produce an album for Pop: 1986's New Wave-influenced Blah Blah Blah, featuring the single "Real Wild Child", a cover of "Wild One (Real Wild Child)", originally co-written and recorded by Australian rock'n'roll pioneer Johnny O'Keefe in 1959. The single was a Top 10 hit in the UK and was also successful around the world, especially in Australia, where for the last twenty years it has been used as the theme music for the ABC's late-night music video show Rage. It remains Pop's solitary brush with major commercial success.
Treatment, Thanks for the history lesson. I always thought that Buddy Holly originally wrote and performed this. I laugh my ass off everytime I put my Holly CD on and listen to him sing it. I encourage everyone to check out. It's a must! Iggy doesn't come close to being a bad ass when compared to Buddy.
Watched "Cry Baby" with Johnny Depp last night. Loved Iggy in it. So incredibly frighteningly scrawny... I hear he was the inspiration for Gollum in LOTR, as well, as they needed an incredibly frighteningly scrawny creature....
ThePoose wrote:
Everyone's a poseur. And note the corrected spelling.
Poser is a widely accepted alternate, and certainly in most text I encounter the dominant form.
this song is remarkably tame for a wild one. it sounds like the Cars
freddyfender wrote:
The dudes a poser.
Everyone's a poseur. And note the corrected spelling.
Saw Iggy live at the Berkley (CA) Student Union. Power went out after the gig began and emergency lighting filled the room as the amps and mikes went dead. Iggy cursed and ranted citing sabotage and played on undaunted a cappella/acoustic seething with rage. Wild child indeed.
freddyfender wrote:
The dudes a poser.
Mr. Fender was, indeed, a poseur. Seeing from your profile that you are 106yrs old, I understand, to a degree (a VERY SMALL degree), your bitterness & cynicism. CALLING DR. KEVORKIAN!!! CODE GREEN!!!
The only logical segue from here is "Roadrunner" - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. Anybody got it to upload?
:motor: :drummer: Screw-it-> A 9
:bananajam: :bounce: :dancingbanana_2: A WILD 8
temaaazo, man!
....and now he's back on the road with the Stooges...all survivors, even if the two other stooges have been living at home with mom all these years.
Well there was nothing wrong with that. It wasn't anything anyone else couldn't do but OK,why not? robyule wrote:
There is a much better version of this by a band called Teenage Head that was popular in the punk scene in Canada late seventies / early eighties.
There's a much better version out there allright. It was a little before the '70's though.
I can't as a rule be arsed with Iggy,but this is ok.Albert Lee does a stonking live version of this.
kazuma wrote:
Yes, Iggy was indeed one of a kind ...
:notworthy:
quite likeable iggy, although not godlike iggy.
Wow, the music makes the title hard to believe...
Didn't Iggy briefly team up with the three remaining Doors after the fatal OD of Jimbo in gay Paree?
The album title sums it up. Latter day dreck. I'll take the 70s Iggy any day.
Greenman wrote:
Iggy! Trying to think of someone analogous to him now... Can't.
Yes, Iggy was indeed one of a kind ...