the playlist three more albums that spawned a legend
Lust for Life
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.
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.
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.