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 - Pin Ups - 180gram Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 25-Oct-2020 15:36)on October 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Pin Ups (2016 UK limited edition remastered issue of his 1973 12-track LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, featuring his classic collection of cover versions of tracks by The Pretty Things, Them, Pink Floyd, The Who andmore, including the single 'Sorrow' [originally by The Merseys], picture sleeve. This copy is still sealed in its hype-stickered shrinkwrap and is Mint and unplayed DB69736)
- David Bowie - Best Of Bowie - Italian - CD album - £12.00, $15.00, €13.44 (Back In Stock) (arrived 21-Oct-2020 07:40)on October 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Best Of Bowie (2002 Italian 19-track CD compilation album including a collection of his much loved classic hits such as Space Oddity, Starman, Rebel Rebel, "Heroes", Ashes To Ashes, Let's Dance and more. Complete with a back insert displaying the Italian flag, the disc looks barely played housed in the jewel case complete with a extensive booklet containing pictures and song credits)
- David Bowie - Space Oddity - US - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 19-Oct-2020 17:11)on October 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Space Oddity (1972 US 9-track vinyl LP on the orange RCA Victor label, including the classic title track plus Memory Of A Free Festival. The matte picture sleeve with the 'previously released as Man Of Words, Man Of Music' text printed in the bottom right corner has some evidence of ringwear discolouration to the front & back along with a little scuffing at the edges while the vinyl itself has only light signs of play LSP-4813)
- David Bowie - Changesbowie - UK - CD album - £9.99, $12.49, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2020 09:37)on October 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Changesbowie (1990 UK 18-track CD compilation album including classic hits such as Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Jean Genie, Heroes, Ashes To Ashes, Let's Dance, China Girl and many more. The disc has light evidence of play and comes housed in the jewel case complete with the fold-out picture / credit inlay CDDBTV1)
- David Bowie - Helden - EX - German - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $31.25, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2020 13:54)on October 26, 2020 at 4:03 am
DAVID BOWIE Helden (1977 German wide centred 7" vinyl single, the classic German sung version of 'Heroes', also including V-2 Schneider, unique picture sleeve with German lyrics printed on the back. The delicate sleeve shows some light edgewear and has a couple of spots of discolouration on the reverse; the vinyl has the odd light surface scuff, but remains in excellent condition PB9168)