Minimation: When Iggy Pop Met David Bowie

On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1986 interview with Iggy Pop, who discussed how he first met David Bowie, one of his biggest fans. This Minimation was created for by  Max Werkmesiter.

In 1986, Iggy Pop was enjoying a comeback of sorts, thanks to his hit cover of Johnny O’Keefe’s “Wild One” (retitled by Iggy as “Real Wild Child (Wild One)”) from his Blah Blah Blah album. Much of the album featured songs co-written by Iggy and his old friend and collaborator David Bowie.

Related: Iggy Pop Sings Joy Division, Patti Smith Sings Lou Reed At Annual Tibet House Benefit

Bowie produced and co-wrote songs for Iggy’s solo debut, 1977’s The Idiot and 1977’s Lust for Life.  But before that, the two worked together when Bowie mixed the final (at the time) album for Iggy’s former band, the Stooges.  (Bowie’s mixes became the subject of many debates among Stooges fans, and Iggy re-mixed the album for a 1996 reissue).

Related: Iggy Pop Gets Apology From Amnesty International for Implying That he Thinks Justin Bieber Sucks


In this WNEW interview, he recalls their first encounter at the legendary club Max’s Kansas City. It all started innocently enough. “A friend of mine called me up,” Pop recalled. “There’s a guy who really likes your music. He’s a musician from London, his name is David Bowie.” That meeting would lead to some unforgettable post-punk and pre-alternative-rock classics, including “Nightclubbing,” “Lust for Life,” “Funtime” and “China Girl,” among others.


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