Let’s Go Nightclubbing: Tracing the DNA of Iggy Pop’s 1977 Hit Throughout Popular Music

Timber Timbre

Timber Timbre’s “Grifting” highlights how the DNA of Iggy Pop’s “Nightclubbing” has reverberated through music over the years.

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David Bowie and Iggy Pop were hanging out in Berlin when the inspiration for Pop’s 1977 song “Nightclubbing” was written.

It’s one of his best known tracks from an album that has the influence of Bowie all over it (and a little bit of influence from Gary Glitter’s arena rock track, too).

Ryan Patrick Hooper’s pick of the week follows the DNA of “Nightclubbing” in songs from Marilyn Manson, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Timber Timbre.

Image credit: Iggy Pop

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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