“Bang Bang, I got mine”
BBC Radio 6 Music exclusively revealed David Bowie’s Bang Bang 2018 on the superb Iggy Confidential show yesterday.
Iggy Pop originally recorded Bang Bang for his album, Party, in 1981 and released it as a single later that same year. David Bowie was enamoured enough with the song to record his own version for Never Let Me Down in 1987.
Bang Bang featured in the setlist of The 1987 Glass Spider Tour. Indeed, a live version (recorded at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal Canada, on 30th August 1987), was issued as a US promo-only 4-track CD EP, which also included the LP version.
The LP version was singled out for issue as a promo-only 7" in Australia, possibly to tie in with the Australian tour dates in October/November 1987.
The 2018 version of Bang Bang with new string arrangement by Nico Muhly will feature on Mario McNulty's reconstruction of Never Let Me Down 2018, included in the upcoming David Bowie: Loving The Alien (1983-1988) set.
If you missed Iggy Confidential, catch up here and listen to what else Iggy had to say about Bang Bang.
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