An exclusive reworking of David Bowie’s cover of ‘Bang Bang’ has been released.
The track, which originally came out in 1981 on Iggy Pop’s Party album, was first covered by Bowie on his 1987 record Never Let Me Down. The song was co-written by Iggy and Ivan Kral.
Fittingly, the song has been premiered on Iggy Pop’s BBC 6 Music radio show ‘Iggy Confidential’. “I enjoyed that and thought it was a really good reading of the lyric,” Iggy said after premiering the song.
Bowie’s reworking of the ‘Bang Bang’ will be included in the impending release of a new box set collecting David Bowie’s ’80s work. The content of the box set, which has been titled Loving the Alien (1983-1988), will be a is a new version of Bowie’s 1987 album Never Let Me Down. The updated songs have been produced by Mario McNulty with string arrangements by Nico Muhly.
For now, have a listen to ‘Bang Bang’. Click here to find Iggy’s radio show and, if you want, skip to around 1:38:30 mark to hear the song.
Also, here’s the original for a comparison: