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ziggfried
(acolyte)
09/03/05 12:51 PM
Wall The Young Dudes new [re: ziggfried]  

"Iggy Pop and I were a couple of very naughty boys, who went to Berlin to learn how to be good...I remember one morning, after a particularly mischievous night out, we both met up at a coffee bar we used to frequent and discussed the doings of the night before, and Iggy - or Jim - related most extraordinary events. He said that he'd been to a punk club...It was the anniversary of the building of the Wall, that you must remember, and he went to a punk club that was holding an anniversary party and they built an entirely accurate replica of the Berlin Wall, and at the stroke of midnight, fifty savage, demented punks leapt on this wall and tore it to pieces with their mouths and teeth and fists...but he said that it was the aftermath that was the most affecting, because after all this had happened - they demolished the wall - there were small groups of them, standing around the corners, pitifully crying, tears streaming down their faces. And I thought that was an incredibly moving thing, and a real memory of Berlin - the Berlin that I knew at the time, anyway. ["China Girl"] is a song I wrote with Jim at around that time...And I guess that [it] is also sort of about invasion and exploitation."

David Bowie, VH-1 Storytellers, recorded 13 August 1999, broadcast 18 October 1999



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/21/05 08:38 PM
Fishtime new [re: ziggfried]  

“We don’t go fishing, if that’s what you’re asking. But we have a lot of mutual respect for one another.”

Iggy Pop, The West Australian, 22 December 2005



ziggfried
(acolyte)
12/25/05 09:49 PM
Bowie on that remix... new [re: ziggfried]  

“Iggy…had been dumped in some kind of backwater. Since his extraordinary ‘peanut-butter’ performance at a festival gig in the States [the Cincinnati Pop Festival, 13 June 1970] he had slipped from view, even there, and was in need of a new and fresh-hearted crowd. I pushed hard at [Tony] DeFries to also secure for Jim a gig in London during that same month [July 1972], again with an eye to making an album that would open up more European avenues for him. Although I helped on the Raw Power mix (the version I still prefer over the later remix – it has more wound-up ferocity and chaos and, in my humble opinion, is a hallmark roots sound for what was later to become Punk) we weren’t to get a full run recording together until 1976 with The Idiot.”

David Bowie, Moonage Daydream (2002), p. 61 (2005 ed).



ziggfried
(acolyte)
01/05/06 11:49 AM
Iggy & O'Boogie new [re: ziggfried]  

"I met John [Lennon] in Hong Kong in 1977. He was travelling with Sean, who was about two years old, and was on his way to meet Yoko in Japan. I was with David Bowie and Coco Schwab, his friend and PA, on our way back to Europe from Japan, after a rock tour of my stuff...A pair of elevator doors opened, and he stood in the hotel foyer, wearing a basketball jersey that was way too big, and he gave David a very big hug and a kind of laughing, greeting smile. I was surprised to see an English industry giant exhibit such warmth. Also to see him in a basketball jersey was super-cool (pardon my fandom).

We went to dinner a couple of times, the four of us, after Sean was in bed for the night. Also to a topless bar once, and once to tea at a snooty country club. He really knew how to sound off when he wanted to, and at each of the latter two destinations he rose to his feet to half-yell, half-chortle: "Have you ever heard of The Beatles?" when service was not forthcoming. I think he enjoyed this. I know I did."

Iggy Pop, Memories of John Lennon (2005)



ziggfried
(acolyte)
01/27/06 06:13 AM
Classic Iggy new [re: ziggfried]  

"If you haven't written a memorable song by the time you're 30, you ain't gonna. I had written about 10 or 12, or co-written them by the time I was 30, half between these guys [the Stooges] and the Raw Power band, and half with Bowie. If I hadn't done what I had done with the Stooges, Bowie wouldn't have been motivated to do what we did. The proof wouldn't have been there."

Iggy Pop, The Australian, 26 January 2006



ziggfried
(acolyte)
01/29/06 04:01 AM
Iggy & Democracy new [re: ziggfried]  

“Bowie and I are still firm friends, but we are both obviously very busy. If he came to me offering to do the next Stooges album or write us a song, I’d have to check it out with the rest of the band. I just get a vote like the other guys.”

Iggy Pop, The Sunday Times Magazine, 29 January 2006



ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/21/06 11:53 PM
Re: [re: ziggfried]  

"[New Values, 1979] is clean and carefully done. There's a lot of quality and when it came out, there were two streams that were really going strong in popular, contemporary music -- mostly coming out of England -- and one was the sort of post-punk experimental thing: lots of air, lots of eclecticism, typified by Eno, Bowie, Talking Heads. It was mid-Atlantic, it was a Euro-centric way of looking at things and New Wave was about to come in. [New Values] didn't really fit with that. And then there was the intoxication of good old snarling punk and it didn't really fit in with that because it was almost quietly done, precisely done. There were no tricks on it. It's a very particular sound on the record. A couple of people told me it's held up well."

Iggy Pop, Mean Magazine #14, September 2001



ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/21/06 11:59 PM
Re: new [re: ziggfried]  

"David Bowie [still calls me Jim], when he calls every two or three years. All the members of the Stooges. People I’ve known a long time, or smart alecks. Guys with really safe, Anglicized names like Jeremy get bugged by the idea that you can make up a goofy name like Iggy Pop and make it stick."

Iggy Pop, Blender, September 2003



ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/09/06 07:32 AM
Re: [re: ziggfried]  

"It's funny, y'know, after all these years, cuz I always had that background with the 'serious' art world where it's like, "Oh, Iggy Pop, oh shit, no..." It sorta went from, "Don't let him in your house, he'll steal your stuff." Then it stepped up to, "He's silly." Then it was like, "He's crazy." Then it went up to like, "Well... it's not really art, is it?" Now, it's finally like, "Oh, okay, this stuff is ok"... many years ago there was something called The South Bank Show in England. Very prestigious...and in the '70s when I was living there with Bowie and every week we'd see they'd do a show on some major guy, y'know, like from Al Pacino to Noam Chomsky kinda thing. And Bowie kept saying, "They should do one on you," and "Nobody ever covers us, and na na na..." So that was always a big thing...and finally, like thirty years later they came around and did a thing on me..."

Iggy Pop, TRIP magazine, 5 April 2006



ziggfried
(acolyte)
02/14/07 06:57 AM
Re: Iggy Pop new [re: ziggfried]  

"Unfortunately [I taught Iggy Pop to ski]. We thought, "Ooh, let's do healthy things." My son started me off skiing, because ever since he was five or six he's been an avid skier - most kids who grow up in Switzerland in the mountains are - and I felt a bit left out, so I started learning and I enjoyed it a lot and I knew Jim - Iggy - would too because Jim is incredibly athletic. So we used to go up in the mountains and I taught him to ski. He's a very good skier...He has an interesting style: lots of bravado and no fear."

David Bowie, Smash Hits, June 1987




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