I'm gonna out on the street and do anything I want...Oh shit
The current issue of MOJO magazine (August 2005) has an in-depth interview with
The five-page feature makes a few mentions of David Bowie, from Iggy's first meeting with him in 1971, through the recording of Raw Power, meeting with DB again in 1975, The Station To Station Tour, recording The Idiot and Lust For Life and having his first chart hit with Real Wild Child from Blah Blah Blah in 1986.
Here's one of those bits...
And then you bumped into David Bowie again, early in 1975...
"I was walking down Sunset Boulevard in intense sunlight, three in the afternoon, a particularly miserable place to be walking. A stretch limo slowed down next to me, the window rolled down and a very pale, thin, animated and essentially happy, at least about his work, David Bowie stuck his head out.
So I came along with him to listen to his new record for a couple of days, Station To Station, a great fuckin' record. That sorta got us in touch. He proposed we go in a 4-track and try some things, and we did. And one of them later became the nucleus of the song Turn Blue on [1977's] Lust For Life."
What a lovely mental image that conjured, though I'm not sure how accurate the description of DB's car as a stretch limo is.
Much activity on the Iggy front right now. Apart from the ongoing Stooges dates, here's a list of recent and forthcoming Iggy product:
Raw Power book - Iggy & The Stooges photographed by Mick Rock (published May 2005)
A Million in Prizes: Iggy Pop The Anthology (38-track double disc, career retrospective released July 18 2005)
Iggy Pop - Live At The Avenue B (21-track DVD released July 18 2005)
Various Stooges goodies including the