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Iggy Pop Breaks Down ‘Post Pop Depression’ Cut ‘American Valhalla’ on ‘Song Exploder’

With help from Josh Homme

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme were guests on the most recent episode of the music discussion podcast Song Exploder to talk about the inspiration and creation of “American Valhalla,” off of their collaborative album Post Pop Depression. Over the course of the episode, the pair talk about how the song came to be, explain the plot of the story the track is telling, and how it was inspired by opera — specifically, Elmer Fudd singing “kill the wabbit.” Listen to the Radiotopia podcast below.