Release date
27 Oct 1986
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Real Wild Child (Wild One) 3:32 87,492
2 Baby It Can't Fall 4:15 2,119
3 Shades 4:39 13,146
4 Fire Girl 3:34 11,607
5 Isolation 4:37 12,083
6 Cry For Love 4:25 53,635
7 Blah-Blah-Blah 4:33 6,358
8 Hideaway 5:01 3,095
9 Winners & Losers 6:19 7,658
10 Little Miss Emperor 3:51 8,241

About this album

In 1983, Iggy Pop’s career was in shambles, but an unexpected windfall arrived thanks to Iggy’s frequent benefactor David Bowie.
Bowie recorded “China Girl,” a song Bowie and Pop co-wrote, for his album Let’s Dance, earning Iggy some large (and much-needed) royalty checks. Wisely realizing he was running out of second chances, Iggy decided to make the most of his good fortune; he steered clear of drugs, learned to cook his own meals, started putting money in the bank, and used his savings to bankroll a new album.

David Bowie offered to help, and together they came up with Blah-Blah-Blah, the most calculatedly commercial album of Iggy’s career. Like The Idiot, Blah-Blah-Blah was heavily influenced by Bowie’s input; however, while The Idiot was made by a man creating intelligent and ambitious art rock, Blah-Blah-Blah is the work of a popmeister looking for hits and not afraid to sound cheesy about it.
In the liner notes, a member of Duran Duran is thanked for the loan of a drum machine, and that speaks volumes about the production; Blah-Blah-Blah is slick in a very ’80s way, dominated by preprogrammed percussion and swirling keyboards. And in the four years since Zombie Birdhouse, Iggy hadn’t come up with much in the way of material; the only truly memorable tracks are “Real Wild Child (Wild One),” a neat bit of electro-processed rockabilly (previously a hit for Australian rocker Johnny O’Keefe), and the moody “Cry for Love,” co-written by former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.

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  • rhondabowlin

    Strange that the 'about' wiki of this album is mostly an opinion column.

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • mrlee192

    i like songs like Shades and Isolation, have a gothic feel.

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • foobar1964

    annoying synth pop

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • kidsolo74

    isolation ,cry for love eternal songs

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • griesgram

    This is one cheesy synth pop motherfucker.

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • moculta

    WOW, ist schon gut !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    26 May 2009 Reply

    ....yesthink would help to make this world a little better, if we all would do this, is´nt it !? I love this song as I also think,- IGGY POP is a GREAT ROCKPOET,-one of the very best of this times !

    4 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Iveldie

    The most pop album od Iggy Pop, I like it

    17 Oct 2008 Reply

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