Thao & Mirah “How Dare You” Thao and Mirah 2011 Kill Rock Stars In 2010, Mirah with Thao Nguyen at a festival which later lead to a tour around North America. During this time – both artist recorded an album together called Thao and Mirah which was released under Kill Rock Stars and produced by Merrill Garbus [...]
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Iggy Pop “Nightclubbing” The Idiot 1977 RCA was a part of ‘the Idiot’ released 1977 RCA. Which was the first of two LPs which Pop did with David Bowie. Though released after David Bowie’s ‘Low,’ work began on the album in ‘76, it has been claimed unofficially the first part to David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy period.
Iggy Pop “Lust for Life” Life for Life 1977 RCA Pop’s second solo album that was collaborated with David Bowie during the Berlin phase was completed in eight days. Songs on the album were quickly placed together grabbing multiple influences. Lyrics from “Lust for Life” where taken from William S. Burroughs’ “The Ticket that Exploded,” most notably [...]
David Bowie “Heroes” Heroes 1977 RCA Bowie’s second installment of the Berlin Trilogy. Considered the best out of the series, and the only beside the Iggy installments to actually be recorded in Berlin. The title track is named after Neu! song ‘Hero’ off their Neu! ‘75 album. The lyrics sing about two lovers that come [...]
David Bowie “Breaking Glass” Low 1977 RCA ‘Low’ was the first official release of the infamous “Berlin Trilogy,” a time period in the 70s that Bowie and Iggy spent in living in Berlin together. When the album was originally released it was considered way ahead of it time, even though well in Berlin Bowie, Iggy and [...]
httpv://vimeo.com/3970155 David Bowie and Klaus Nomi “The Man Who Sold the World” Saturday Night Live 1979 what is important about this clip: One, you have David Bowie – openly bi-sexual artist. And second, you have Klaus Nomi, black suited man, in the background. Nomi was a known for his ‘new wave’ vaudeville performances, which caught [...]
Au Pairs “Intact” Sense and Sensuality 1982 Kamera Records Au Pairs formed in 1979, is considered a punk classic. The band contained Lesley Woods, Paul Ford, Jane Munro and Pete Hammond – and sung about sexuality politically charged themes. Au Pairs was one of the few lesbian fronted bands at the time.