Navarro and longtime collaborator Billy Morrison will play both albums from start to finish at the second annual Above Ground benefit concert at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood on September 16. The pair plan to enlist the help of as-yet-unspecified guest musicians.
“Both of these iconic albums helped shape the sound of Jane’s Addiction and were instrumental in terms of influences,” says Navarro. “As a young man I had been drawn to theatrical performances, Kiss and Elton John among them.
“When I got to Ziggy, it was as if I had found the perfect blend of theater, story and depth with a musical originality. As for Iggy, let’s just say that our punk rock roots were firmly in place when this album came out, pushing the boundaries of aggression and art and poetry, something that I see in Perry Farrell as well. It’s no wonder Iggy is one of his all-time favourites as well.”
“The Iggy and Ziggy thing has always worked,” adds Morrison. “Even when they both did shows together back in the late 70’s/early 80s, the pairing of Iggy Pop and David Bowie worked. Bowie produced Iggy and they had this ongoing musical relationship that just seemed perfect and iconic to us.”
Navarro and Morrison say the gigs are “a celebration of the vinyl album as an art form”, as well as an opportunity to raise funds for the MusiCares mental health charity. The first Above Ground show took place in April 2018 and featured guest appearances from Corey Taylor, Courtney Love soul Macy Gray plus members of A Perfect Circle, The Cult, Eagles Of Death Metal and more.
“We all work in a business that gives us a platform,” says Morrison “And it’s our duty to utilise that platform for good whenever we can. So the music world has so much influence and real power that so many people don’t use – Dave and I are just trying to use whatever platform we have to help make a small change and I encourage everyone to do the same. Together we can make a difference.”
Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, June 28 at 10am Pacific Time.
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DAVID BOWIE The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2016 UK/EU remastered 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Bowie's 1972 masterpiece including the classics Starman, Rock 'N' Roll Suicide and Suffragette City. Picture sleeve replicates the orignal 'K.WEST' Heddon Street, London artwork. Although not sealed, this example remains in the open shrink with circular hype sticker attached, and remains in a 'near as new' condition) #Top 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
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DAVID BOWIE David Live (1983 UK black RCA label issue of the 1974 17-track double vinyl LP including the bonus recording 'Cracked Actor', recorded at the Tower Philadelphia on 12th & 13th July 1974 on the Diamond Dogs tour. Housed a gatefold picture sleeve with the correct July dates printed on the inside. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl appears barely played APL2-0771)
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DAVID BOWIE Young Americans (1975 UK first press 8-track vinyl LP on the orange RCA label, recorded in Philadelphia & drawing influence from the city's Soul scene, with a guest appearance from John Lennon on 'Across The Universe' plus the classic 'Fame'. The matte picture sleeve is excellent with just minor edgewear and the vinyl grades Excellent with a few mild cosmetic signs of play RS1006)
- David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $39.90, €35.10 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 12:13)on December 4, 2021 at 10:36 pm
DAVID BOWIE Diamond Dogs (1974 first UK issue orange label 11-track LP with 'A-1 "OLY" / B-1 "OLY" hand etched in the run-outs, gatefold picture sleeve with city-scape inner spread, a printed story excerpt by Bowie. The sleeve [VG+] shows medium shelf wear with light creasing and foxing & the vinyl grades VG/VG+ with some light paper scuffs & hairlines which have little or no real impact on play APL1-0576)
- David Bowie - The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust - 180gm Vinyl - UK - vinyl LP - £19.99, $26.59, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 26-Nov-2021 14:47)on December 4, 2021 at 10:36 pm
DAVID BOWIE The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust (2016 UK remastered audiophile issue of the classic 1972 11-track LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl, including the singles Starman / Suffragette City and Rock 'N' Roll Suicide. The picture sleeve has minimal shelfwear but comes complete with the illustrated lyric inner and the vinyl looks barely played DB69734)