Iggy Pop pulled out an intense cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ iconic song ‘Red Right Hand’ while performing live in Athens, Greece.
The song, released by the Bad Seeds in 1994 while appearing on the album Let Love In, has emerged as one of Nick Cave’s most popular songs and, to compound the stature of the track, it was used as the intro song of hit television series Peaky Blinders. In fact, it was only two years ago that Iggy Pop joined forces with Jarvis Cocker to record a version of ‘Red Right Hand’ to appear in the BBC drama.
Iggy, performing at Release Festival earlier this summer, produced a rousing career-spanning setlist which combined some of his earlier material with new music. Opening his set with Stooges classic ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’, Iggy rolled through the likes of ‘Lust for Life’, ‘I’m Sick of You’, ‘Search and Destroy’ and more.
After covering David Bowie song ‘The Jean Genie’ earlier in the show, Iggy ended his performance with a rendition of ‘Red Right Hand’ while typically topless and pointing to the crowd, beckoning his trumpet player to give him more.
“Good night people, I fucking love you,” he said over the top of the wailing brass instrument before throwing his mic in the air, dancing and bowing to the crowd.
See the performance, below.