Iggy Pop has just shared a new music video for one of his most iconic tracks, more than four decades after its initial release. “The Passenger” first arrived in 1977 on Pop’s seminal Lust For Life as the B-side to the album’s lead single, “Success.” Until now, the song has never had a music video.
The new black and white clip takes us right back to the 70s with archive images of a young Iggy Pop – and his youthful escapades – cut together with footage of highway night-driving that makes you feel like you’re right there with him … wherever there is. Watch below.
Iggy Pop | “The Passenger” [Official Video]
Pop announced the unexpected music video on Instagram yesterday (July 10) with a message thanking the creators behind it: “So ‘The Passenger’ finally has an official video. Thank you @simontayl0r for your talent and thank you #EstherFriedman and @paulmcalpinerr for sharing images from the times of The Passenger.”
So “The Passenger” finally has an official video. Thank you @simontayl0r for your talent and thank you #EstherFriedman and @paulmcalpinerr for sharing images from the times of The Passenger. @jasonfeinberg - it’s been worth it! @umusicuk @umusicau @universalmusicgroup @universalmusicgermany @universalmusicfrance
In the description of the video on YouTube, Pop added an additional thank you “for those beautifully captured shots that make this video truly encapsulate the period.” Pop recorded Lust For Life in Berlin in 1977 with David Bowie, only months after the March release of his previous album The Idiot, which was also produced in collaboration with Bowie. It was a prolific window of time for both artists which also saw Bowie record and release his Berlin Trilogy: Low (1977), Heroes (1977) and Lodger (1979).
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