Kranky Records, Opinions on Iggy Pop & Ladytron


This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot explore the history of the Chicago indie label Kranky Records, which has been home over the years to artists like Low, Deerhunter and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. They talk with Kranky co-founder and author of the book “You're with Stupid,” Bruce Adams, about its creation, ethos and more. The hosts also review new music from Iggy Pop and Ladytron. 

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Every Loser Iggy Pop


For his latest album, Every Loser, Iggy Pop is backed by a murderer's row of big names in rock music: Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, Travis Barker of Blink 182 and the late Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters. Jim and Greg are confused why Iggy continues to make new music when it doesn't sound distinctive.

Time's Arrow Ladytron

Ladytron Times Arrow

Ladytron emerged from the electroclash scene of the early 2000s, but have proven to have more staying power than that short-lived trend. On Time’s Arrow their songcraft shines through and places them alongside the group they took their name from, Roxy Music.

Kranky Records


Jim and Greg talk with Kranky Records co-founder Bruce Adams about his book “You're with Stupid,” which chronicles not only the esoteric music Kranky focused on, but also the last gasp of the major label music industry. Kranky launched artists like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low and Deerhunter.

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