the playlist three more al­bums that spawned a leg­end

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Lust for Life

(RCA, 1977)

Pop’s se­cond solo al­bum with Bowie fea­tured a “live band” sound. In­side, the clas­sic ti­tle track and

The Pas­sen­ger con­veyed a sense of ur­gency, while the likes of Turn Blue (“Je­sus, this is Iggy…”) re­cast Pop in Bowie’s soul afi­cionado mould.

The Id­iot

(RCA, 1977)

Recorded mainly in France, the first solo Pop/ Bowie col­lab­o­ra­tion was com­posed for an ide­alised Ber­lin. The al­bum was wry and mod­ern – and filled with clas­sics (China Girl, Fun­time, Night­club­bing) all suited to a dark, imag­ined disco.

New Val­ues

(ARISTA, 1979)

A raw but amus­ing work, which found Pop feed­ing off the en­ergy of the New York new wave. Sax­o­phone lends pe­riod charm, while the post­punk clas­sic I’m Bored was in­ter­est­ingly writ­ten by him, con­sid­er­ing his lik­ing for col­lab­o­ra­tion.

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