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ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:30 AM
Iggy assesses The Idiot new [re: ziggfried]  

“[Bowie] was my last ditch…We didn’t have a band, there was just the two of us on that whole album, like a couple of old ladies with knitting needles or something. David plays better Angry Young Guitar than any Angry Young Guitar Player I’ve ever heard, including [Stooges player] James Williamson.”

Iggy Pop, cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.383

ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:41 AM
Here comes my chinese rug... new [re: ziggfried]  

“[Bowie] wanted me to sing [‘Success’] like a crooner…and I thought it was completely horrible. So I waited until he walked out of the studio and I changed everything. When he came back, he found it very good.”

Iggy Pop (1997), cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.207



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:44 AM
Iggy's competitiveness new [re: ziggfried]  

“During [the Lust For Life sessions], the band and Bowie’d leave the studio and go to sleep, but not me. I was working to be one step ahead of them for the next day…See, Bowie’s a hell of a fast guy. Very quick thinker, quick action, very active person, very sharp. I realized I had to be quicker than him, otherwise whose album was it gonna be?”

Iggy Pop, cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.383



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:47 AM
Bowie comes clean about raping "Tonight" new [re: ziggfried]  

“[The prologue of the original ‘Tonight’] was such an idiosyncratic thing of Jimmy’s that it seemed not part of my vocabulary…There was that consideration, and I was doing it with Tina [Turner] – she’s the other voice on it – and I didn’t want to inflict it on her either. It’s not necessarily something she would particularly agree to sing or be a part of. I guess we changed the whole sentiment around. It still has that same barren feeling though, but it’s out of that specific area that I’m not at home in. I can’t say that it’s Iggy’s world, but it’s far more of Iggy’s observation than mine.”

David Bowie (1984), cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.220



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:49 AM
Borneo! new [re: ziggfried]  

“I think it works out around fifty-fifty lyrics on most of the songs, but Jimmy’s work stands out most obviously on ‘Tumble and Twirl’, I think that’s obviously his line of humour. The lines about the T-shirts and the part about the sewage floating down the hill…”

David Bowie (1984), cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.221



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/25/04 04:51 AM
Foretelling NLMD! new [re: ziggfried]  

“There’s a particular sound I’m after that I haven’t really got yet and I probably won’t drop this search until I get it…I’ll either crack it on the next album or just retire on it. I think I got quite close to it on ‘Dancing With The Big Boys’…That was quite an adventurous bit of writing in the sense that we didn’t look for any standards. I got very musical over the last couple of years; I stayed away from experimentation…but in ‘Big Boys’ Iggy and I just broke away from all that for the one track. That came nearer to the sound I was looking for more than anything. I’d like to try maybe one more set of pieces like that.”

David Bowie (1984), cited in The Complete David Bowie (2004 edition), p.59



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/26/04 11:07 AM
Will they or won't they...? new [re: ziggfried]  

“I have no plans [to work with Bowie again]. Never plan. Just do it.”

Iggy Pop, 4 June 1997



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/27/04 09:10 AM
And I thought Street Theatre was crap... new [re: ziggfried]  

“Iggy has natural theatre. It’s very interesting because it doesn’t conform to any standards or rules or structure of theatre. It’s his own and it’s just a Detroit theatre that he’s brought with him. It’s straight from the street.”

David Bowie, NME, 22 July 1972



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/28/04 08:46 AM
Hmmm, I must have missed this movie... new [re: ziggfried]  

“I’ve done nine screenplays over the past year. I spend so much time on the damn road, so I write films. I’ll probably do the one I wrote for myself, Iggy Pop and Joan Stanton. I haven’t got a title yet and I don’t one to go into the story, but it’s very violent and depressing, and it’ll probably bomb miserably. I want to make it in black and white, to boot. I like films made before the ’30s – they seemed to have a lot more genuine expression.”

David Bowie, NME, 23 August 1975



ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/28/04 12:11 PM
Funtime's Over new [re: ziggfried]  

"I don't see Iggy at all. I've not seen him since '97. We were working on a tour in Germany. He seemed fine. I think he does far, far more touring than I do. I like touring, but I don't like it quite so obsessively as [he does]. We have drifted away from each other, and in a way I understand why. I've never talked to him about this...

I think there was a moment where Jim decided that he couldn't do a fucking article without my name being mentioned, and I don't think that's a very comfortable feeling. I completely understand -- I really, really do. Unfortunately, I think Jim took it personally, and that's a shame because I would have liked to remain closer to him.

I think that he felt he had to physically take himself out of the picture to become autonomous again. We've never voiced this to each other, because we're sensitive to each others' feelings. I'm not saying that it's a resentment, but I do believe that he always felt that there was this svengali-type figure dogging him. Because I did such a load of work with him and I was a major mainstream artist myself at the time."

David Bowie, Gettingit.com, 5 October 1999




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