Death in Vegas, "Aisha" (1999)
In the days of the "electronica" boom, this British duo made a name for themselves as a hard-driving instrumental act, mixing electronics and live instrumentation over a steadily driving beat. For their second album, they brought in several distinctive guest vocalists: Jim Reid of Jesus and Mary Chain, Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream and, of course, Iggy Pop. Iggy begins his nihilistically intoned spoken-word recitation by reintroducing himself: "Aisha/We only just met/And I think you ought to know/I'm a murderer." He follows with a bizarre choking interlude and the sort of crazed yowl we weren't sure he still had in him at the time.