“I Wanna Be Your Dog”

The Stooges

Emilie Simon

The original song was created by The Stooges. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” starts off with guitar solo and builds up verse of the song. The original is developed with the guitar, bass and drums. There is lots of raw guitar distortion and the song is sung in a more aggressive tone.

Emilie Simon’s version is more melodic and starts off softer then its gets harder which is contradictory to The Stooges version. The sound is more electronic, there is still the guitar, drum and bass the overall tone is softer and choir like sounds in the background. Occasionally she adds distortion on her voice along with background sounds which add additional layers to the sound.

The Original version is more authentic to what the lyrics of the song were trying to describe. Iggy pop projected what he felt in the sound of the music to back up the true emotion of the song. I am not entirely sure what the song is about but I am only taking guess that it is referring his longing for someone and surrendering to them. This version is authentic when it comes to the true emotion of the song. I enjoy both versions very much but would listen to them on different occasions.

I Also posted live versions of the songs performed by The Stooges as well as Emilie Simon!

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~ by christypr on April 27, 2008.

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