Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’ is his debut solo album co-written with David Bowie and released on March 18, 1977 by RCA.
Track Listing : 1.Sister Midnight (Carlos Alomar, James Osterberg, David Bowie) – 04:19 . 2.Nightclubbing (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 04:14 . 3.Funtime (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 02:54 . 4.Baby (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 03:24 . 5.China Girl (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 05:08 . 6.Dum Dum Boys (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 07:12 . 7.Tiny Girls (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 02:59 . 8.Mass Production (Ames Osterberg, David Bowie) – 08:24
Musicians : Iggy Pop – Vocals . David Bowie – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Xylophone, Backing Vocals . Carlos Alomar – Guitar . Dennis Davis – Drums . George Murray – Bass Guitar . Phil Palmer – Guitar . Michel Santangeli – Drums . Laurent Thibault – Bass
Production : Produced By David Bowie . Tony Visconti – Mixing
Package : Andy Kent – Photography
Recorded July – August 1976 At Château D’Hérouville, Hérouville, France; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany; Hansa Studio 1, Berlin, Germany.
Released On March 18, 1977 By Rca.
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