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ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/31/04 12:12 PM
Bowie on Iggy, #8 new [re: ziggfried]  

"We both went through similar drug problems in the Seventies and tried to keep each other together during that period. We just became real close buddies. We’re very different from each other. That probably has a lot to do with it, because there’s no boredom and similarity that you often get if you’re too close together in your ideas. That’s probably why our relationship’s lasted so long.”

David Bowie, Music & Sound Output, June 1987

ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/31/04 12:17 PM
Bowie on Iggy, #9 new [re: ziggfried]  

"I was working with Iggy writing the songs for his album…We went to Gstaad with our respective women and had a skiing holiday which went on for three months. It was fantastic, but in the evenings we were able to write. I took a four-track up there. We wrote in the evenings and skied in the day, and then went down to Montreaux and recorded Blah Blah Blah there. It worked out so well that I thought I’d record my album the same way."

David Bowie, Music & Sound Output, June 1987

ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/31/04 09:52 PM
Iggy on Bowie again new [re: ziggfried]  

“That song was all Bowie’s idea: 'Write a song about the Stooges; call it Dum Dum Boys.' He egged me on. It took the unrelenting love and determination of the drummer, Rock [Scott Asheton], who kept calling every year or two. I thought, ‘My God, a Stooges reunion? I’m gonna have 30 bikers in my bathroom shooting up crystal meth.’”

Iggy Pop, Blender, September 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/31/04 09:58 PM
The perils of going to a Bowie concert new [re: ziggfried]  

“I always got a lot of support from [gay] people, and I learned from a lot of really talented gay people. I’m to the left of tolerant, but I’ve never had a gay experience. Two or three times, excited gay friends wanted to, like, nibble my nuts — generally when I was passed out or distracted. And then I’d go, 'Hey! Bruce! Cut it out!' And that would be the end of that. The gayest it got is some guy approaching my scrotum with oral intent. I was mistaken for gay at a Bowie concert once, because of my flamboyant dress and friendly manner, and a bunch of California toughs beat the shit out of me. Fifteen stitches. I thought to myself, 'So this is what it’s like.'”

Iggy Pop, Blender, September 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
03/31/04 10:05 PM
Iggy's typical day in Berlin, Spring 1976 new [re: ziggfried]  

“Get up in the morning on the fourth floor of a cold-water building and take a sponge bath. Cut a little brown bread and cheese — I had a knife, one knife — and eat. Then walk all over the city, which hadn’t changed since 1910: organ grinders who still had monkeys; quality transvestite shows. A different world. By evening, I’d go have dinner with the Bowies, see a film or watch Starsky and Hutch — that was our big thing, me and Bowie. If there wasn’t enough to do, I knew some bad people, and I’d get stoned or drunk. Sometimes I’d do the bad stuff with the Bowies and the good stuff with the bad people.”

Iggy Pop, Blender, September 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/03/04 11:48 AM
Iggy, Bowie & Al from "Quantum Leap" new [re: ziggfried]  

“I was in a mental hospital and [Bowie] happened to be there for another reason…And he came up one day, stoned out of his brain in his little space-suit, with Dean Stockwell the actor. They were like, ‘We want to see Jimmy. Let us in.’ Now the strict rule was to never let outsiders in: it was an insane asylum. But the doctors were star-struck, so they let them in. And the first thing they did say was. ‘Hey, want some blow?’ I think I took a little, which is really unpleasant in there. And that’s how we got back in touch.’

Iggy Pop (1996), cited in Mojo: David Bowie Special Edition, 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/03/04 11:54 AM
Iggy when he was lonely new [re: ziggfried]  

“[I was feeling] miserable, lost, lonesome and nostalgic…[Yet] I had been offered an opportunity in that David Bowie offered me the chance to make solo records, basically with him as my band. And at the time that he offered me that, they guy was a white-hot talent.”

Iggy Pop, cited in Mojo: David Bowie Special Edition, 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/03/04 12:03 PM
Iggy on Bowie as Producer new [re: ziggfried]  

“To work with [Bowie] as a producer…He was a pain in the arse – megalomaniacal, loco! But he had good ideas. The best example I can give you was when I was working on the lyrics to Funtime and he said, ‘Yeah, the words are good. But don’t sing it like a rock guy. Sing it like Mae West.’ Which made it informed of other genres, like cinema. Also, it was a little bit gay. The vocals there became more menacing as a result of that suggestion. He has a work pattern that recurs again and again. If he has an idea about an area of work that he wants to enter, as a first step, he’ll use slide-projects or work for other people to gain experience and gain a little taste of the water before he goes in and does his…And I think he used working with me that way also.”

Iggy Pop, cited in Mojo: David Bowie Special Edition, 2003

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/04/04 11:21 AM
James Williamson & Bowie new [re: ziggfried]  

“[James Williamson and I] were a pretty scary duo, particularly when we lived in London. We were intense people and everyone was frightened of us except Bowie, who’d come around the house and show us his newest hairdo. James would always be like, Get that fucking platform-shoe faggot out of here, we’re trying to make man’s music here!”

Iggy Pop, Q, April 1996

ziggfried
(acolyte)
04/04/04 11:25 AM
Iggy, Bowie and The Origin Of Lust new [re: ziggfried]  

“David Bowie wrote [Lust For Life] in Berlin, in front of a TV on a ukelele…He cribbed the rhythm of the army forces network TV theme, which was a guy tapping that beat on a morse code key. Ever the sharp mimic, David picked up the nearest available instrument and started strumming.”

Iggy Pop, Q, April 1996


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