I Love The Smell Of Punk In The Morning- “Lust For Life”- Iggy Pop.
Iggy Pop was a punk pioneer in the late 60’s-early 70’s as the front man for The Stooges. This song released on Iggy’s album in 1977 Lust For Life- was written by Iggy and his friend David Bowie. The song was written on a ukulele. It was produced by Bowie. The comedian Soupy Sales sons- Hunt played drums and Tony played bass on the song. Those drums sure do set the pace. The Doors Ray Manzarek and Doors manager Danny Sugarman have said that the opening lines of the song are about their deceased heroin dealer. While the song wasn’t a hit- over the years it feels like it was- featured in many movies and commercials.This is one of those songs whose acceptance has grown with time- I don’t recall ever hearing it on the radio or television when it came out but a decade or so later… It has also been a much covered tune- even by the likes of Tom Jones!