In all three of the recent Iggy biographies- "Open Up & Bleed" by Paul Tryanka, "Gimmie Danger" by Joe Ambrose and (best of all) "Complete Iggy Pop" by Richard Adams- "Naughty Little Doggie" is given a sub par write up, usually dismissing it as "dull". NOT SO! True, this album is by no means, another "Funhouse", "Raw Power" or "Lust For Life" but, in 1996, it was the most energetic album he'd dome since any of those. And, yes, this was primarily Iggy's attempt to cash in on the Grunge scene (which he created with "Funhouse") but he succeeded!
Iggy's second-best album of the 90s ("Brick By Brick" was the best) "Doggie" has some of his most powerfull (musically & lyrically) songs: "I wanna live", "innocent world", "to belong", "heart is saved" and the eerie balleds "outta my head", "shoeshine girl" and the Johnny Thunder memorial "look away". Not just for Iggy completists! Give this CD another listen!