Hot on the heels of the Lust For Life re-release two weeks ago, Iggy Pop has gone back to his roots to produce a deluxe edition reissue of his debut solo record, The Idiot. After the breakup of The Stooges and a self-imposed stint at a mental health facility to address his drug addiction, Pop absconded to west Berlin with David Bowie. BBC Online reviewer David Quantick acknowledged the effect of Nile Rodgers ' production on the song, arguing that "nobody but Rodgers could have taken a song like 'China Girl', with its paranoid references to 'visions of swastikas ', and turned it into a sweet, romantic hit single".
The song was regularly included in Bowie's live shows for the rest of the s and appeared on concert videos in and — Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider , respectively. It was rehearsed for Bowie's appearance at the London Live Aid concert but was dropped due to time constraints, along with the songs " Fascination " and " Five Years ".
Additional live versions of the song appear on 's release of a performance for VH1 Storytellers , on a release, entitled A Reality Tour , recorded at Bowie's November concerts in Dublin , Ireland, and on 's Glastonbury , recorded at the Glastonbury Festival in June From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. The Idiot Lust for Life Christgau's Record Guide. Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Bowie and Pop then set about putting together many of the songs which would feature on The Idiot. The sessions were loose and ad hoc in design, and the two musicians were augmented by bassist Laurent Thibault and drummer Michel Santangeli, who added to rough tracks already taped by Bowie.
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