Between all of the coke-fueled benders, a lot of music actually got made in the ‘70s. Hard to believe, we know. Just ask Iggy Pop — he was there, even if he doesn’t remember a second of it. To relive the more productive side of those glory days, he and several other rockers (who were all mere babies during that decade) have contributed covers for this week’s soundtrack to HBO’s Vinyl. Iggy, the lone actual ‘70s rock star of the bunch, took on the Nervous Breakdowns’ “I Dig Your Mind,” and, no surprise, it sounds about as killer as his new album with Josh Homme does.
The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, who previously covered the Velvet Underground’s “Run Run Run” for the show, is back with another VU cover, this time doing “White Light/White Heat.” Part-time Dead Weather singer Alison Mosshart covers the Punks’ “My Time’s Coming,” while the Arcs (Dan Auerbach’s side project) tackle Bobby Parker’s “Watch Your Step.” Jerry Lee Lewis, Andrew WK, Neko Case, Charlie Wilson, and more have also previously shared covers for Vinyl, a series riding so very high, it’s already been renewed for a second season, which might as well just skip ahead to crack and house.