Monday, February 15, 2010

ROCK Sex: "Nightclubbing" - Iggy Pop > Human League > Grace Jones > Nine Inch Nails > Oasis

ROCK Sex is going out on the town tonight.


"Nightclubbing", the proto-Industrial song by Iggy Pop, grew out of his times with David Bowie in the late-'70s Berlin scene.

Electronic and progressive German musicians like Kraftwerk, Neu!, Faust, Kluster, and Can were rethinking the soundscape of modern music. Pop, Bowie, and Brian Eno were among the first to recognize and expand on this profoundly influential movement.

IGGY POP -"Nightclubbing" (1977)

It's been noted that the riff has a sly similarity to "Rock and Roll" by Gary Glitter. Human League must have noticed because they recorded a "Rock'n'Roll/ Nightclubbing" medley.

HUMAN LEAGUE -"Rock'n' Roll/ Nightclubbing" (1980)

Grace Jones was so taken by this song that it became the title track of her breakthrough album.

GRACE JONES -"Nightclubbing" (1981)

Nine Inch Nails used a sample of the kick drum in their big hit.

NINE INCH NAILS -"Closer" (1994)

And Oasis also sampled the drums for this song.

OASIS -"Force of Nature" (2002)

Because you're bound to run into someone you know when you go out, here's Iggy and Grace together bringing the party with them!

IGGY POP and GRACE JONES -"Nightclubbing" (2009)

"We walk like a ghost
We learn dances brand new dances
Like the nuclear bomb
When we're nightclubbing"

© Tym Stevens

See Also:
-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Music Player Checklist

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