Friday, February 8, 2008

Track 4: Baby

While not the strongest track on "The Idiot", "Baby" is an icy ballad which showcases plenty of distorted piano, icicle synthesizers and a world-weary lyrical view.

Baby you're so clean
Baby please stay clean
Baby you're so young
Baby please stay young
Baby, don't you cry
Baby, I've already cried

This track is the conclusive point where Iggy shifts from being a "wild boy" to his more introspective period. In the context of his work with Stooges, this song, both lyrically and musically is one of the furthest departures.

An interesting thing from the production side of this record is the snippet of talking or incomplete mutes that pop up at 0:47.

1 comment:

jay said...

Any idea what kind of vocal effects are being used on this track?