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 - Let's Dance - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jul-2020 09:35)on July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Let's Dance (1983 UK 8-track vinyl LP produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers and featuring the guitar genius of a then unknown Stevie Ray Vaughan, glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has just a little shelfwear to the edges and the vinyl has minimal signs of play AML3029)
- David Bowie - Changesonebowie - 2nd + Stickered sleeve - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.75, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 01-Jul-2020 12:32)on July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Changesonebowie (1982 UK black RCA label issue of the 1976 11-track vinyl LP featuring Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Jean Genie, Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City and John I'm Only Dancing [its first appearance on album and a different mix to the single release]. The song hype-stickered picture sleeve shows some light foxing and a little edgewear, while the vinyl shows only the lightest signs of play RS1055)
- David Bowie - Low - 1st + Insert - Stickered - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2020 10:46)on July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Low (Original 1977 UK orange label 11-track LP, part of a series of collaborative albums with Brian Eno including the influential tracks Warszawa & Sound & Vision. Comes housed in the first press picture sleeve with hype sticker on the front & tracklist sticker on the back, complete with album credits insert. The sleeve is Excellent with some colour fade to the spine & the vinyl is nice & clean in Excellent condition with just the odd faint paper hairline not affecting play PL12030)
- David Bowie - Heroes - Italian - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2020 10:38)on July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Heroes (1977 Italian tan label 10-track LP, recorded in Berlin & featuring guest appearances from Robert Fripp & Brian Eno's 'Frippertronics' & motorik synths, housed in a glossy picture sleeve manufactured in Italycomplete with lyric insert or inner. The sleeve shows very little wear & the vinyl is Excellent & looks barely played PL12522)
- David Bowie - Station To Station - Italian vinyl - US - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2020 10:31)on July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Station To Station (1976 US export 6-track LP, pressed in Italy with tan RCA labels & housed in the US picture sleeve with 'special import' sticker on the back & album credit inner. The sleeve is Excellent with minimal age wear & no deletion cuts & the vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint with few signs of play APL1-1327)