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ziggfried
(acolyte)
10/26/04 11:13 AM
All aboard for Friendtime new [re: ziggfried]  

"Bowie didn't have an influence on me other than friendship...Friendship's an underrated influence in these modern times. Basically, David and I exchanged information. It's great to meet somebody else who thinks they're always right."

Iggy Pop (1986), cited in Uncut #70 (March 2003), p.58



EuropeanCanon
(crash course raver)
10/31/04 06:56 AM
Dave on Jim new [re: ziggfried]  

He [Bowie] retreated to Berlin and shacked up with the equally mental Iggy Pop.

"I started making friends for the first time. I know it sounds strange but I didn't have many people to pit myself against and say, 'My life's not like theirs'. I didn't know anybody, I really didn't. I mean, Iggy was one of the few people that I sort of knew. We are still very cordial with each other but we have this certain wariness of each other - there was only a tenuous link between us at the best of times. I can't ever say we were bosom buddies..."

NME, 25 November 1995, p. 30.

ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/04/04 10:26 AM
Foreshadowing "Blah-Blah-Blah" new [re: ziggfried]  

"What I suppose I really wanted to do was to work with Iggy again, that's something I've not done for a long time. And Iggy wanted us to do something together. We're ultimately leading up, I hope, to me doing his next album. We've been talking about it for a year or so and we've got him off the road. He's not on the road now and he won't be going back on the road for a while."

David Bowie, NME, 29 September 1984



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/04/04 10:27 AM
Origin of Big Boys new [re: ziggfried]  

"I really got into that: trying to write musically and develop things the way people used to write in the '50s, but in “Big Boys” Iggy and I just broke away from all of that for the one track. That came nearer to the sound I was looking for than anything. I'd like to try maybe one more set of pieces like that. Whenever anyone asks me what the next album is going to be like, I invariably reply 'protest' because I have as little idea as anybody what comes next.”

David Bowie, NME, 29 September 1984



ziggfried
(acolyte)
11/04/04 10:29 AM
See? NLMD was ADVENTUROUS! new [re: ziggfried]  

"The interesting thing about rock is that you never think that it's going to go on for much longer. Then when you find that it has...I'm 37 going on 38 and I find myself thinking, 'I'm still doing it!" So you're re-defining it all the time. The whole animal of rock keeps changing itself so fast and so furiously that you just can't plan ahead. I've got absolutely no idea. I've got two or three anchors: to do some more work with Iggy and to try and write something for myself that is extraordinary and adventurous. Those are the only things in music that I know I'll be doing in the future..."

David Bowie, NME, 29 September 1984



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/29/05 01:58 PM
Soldiering on new [re: ziggfried]  

"I don't think there were blows [between Bowie and James Williamson during the recording of Soldier]. There was a lot of tension around that session. Bowie's visit played a good part actually. Williamson, who had begun production on that record, had gone a little overboard and was trying to harness absurd advanced technology. I wanted to make a punk record. He was trying to hook up the 24 track tape machines to make a 48 track capability in the Welsh countryside in 1979. I was sort of a hair-trigger and impatient musician then -- ready, and dying to record. There was really no need for applied technology at that point, except to glorify a production career that he had in mind for himself basically. And into this came Bowie, who showed up at one session, drove a considerable way to get there, and wanted to get involved. He gets bored a lot and likes to butt-in to all sorts of situations -- a true English rock star. You find him turning up here and there, wherever he thinks the salient point is,at that point, in rock history. I guess he thought he should come out and he came out and he contributed to a really good cut. Unfortunately for Williamson, it also contributed to our rift, and Pat Moran ended up doing the record. I was, uh, unsound at the time. I've been unsound for about half of my career, which is the bad news. The good news is that I've now been sound for more years than I was unsound."

Iggy Pop, Mean Magazine #14, September 1981



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/31/05 09:37 PM
Rocky Jim new [re: ziggfried]  

"Jim hadn't worked for at least 2 years, had been through some very bad times, and needed more than a little bit of support emotionally and mentally as well as materially and I think he resolved most of his problems on the first album [The Idiot], and if it shows at all my influence or attributes won't be quite as recognisable in any future stuff that we're doing and we're doing another album after this. Jim is very much in charge of his own situation and he realises what he wants to write and what he wants to write about. He's becoming an excellent song writer but he had that lapse and that peaking thing...he's fantastic. I've always thought he was for me, rock and roll, absolute rock and roll, uncompromising rock and roll."

David Bowie, Zigzag, January 1978



ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/31/05 09:39 PM
Piano Dude new [re: ziggfried]  

"[Iggy] encouraged me to play piano with him [on the first 1977 tour] and I thought the idea was thoroughly enticing and very tempting and I did it for the nerve of it really. I never enjoyed a tour so much, because I had no responsibilities on my shoulders at all, I mean I just had to sit there, drink a bit, have a cigarette, wink at the band, I mean ya know, and watch him."

David Bowie, Zigzag, January 1978




ziggfried
(acolyte)
07/31/05 09:41 PM
Jimmy new [re: ziggfried]  

"I really want Jimmy to regain his old audience and find an even bigger, newer one because I've always considered him very important."

David Bowie, Zigzag, January 1978



ziggfried
(acolyte)
08/13/05 01:55 PM
Don't Believe The Truth [re: ziggfried]  

"[People are fascinated with me] because I'm the guy that slept with David Bowie. [When asked whether that was true] No, never. But people think what they want, you can beat the truth into them and they still don't want to know."

Iggy Pop, LAUNCH, 6 July 2001




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