David Browne
March 08, 1996 AT 05:00 AM EST

Naughty Little Doggie

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Iggy Pop
genre
Rock

We gave it a B+

He may never again conjure the raw power of the Stooges, but give Iggy Pop points for trying. On his least forced album in years, Naughty Little Doggie, he lusts after Latino ladies, sings of ”smoking dope and just being young,” and succumbs to the charms of various women. What prevents all of it from sounding embarrassing is Iggy’s voice — which still has the yearning soul of the eternal adolescent — and the scrawny garage-band rock he and his band pound out. If Dick Clark is America’s oldest living teenager, Iggy is his longtime, horny best friend. B+

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