Listen To Iggy Pop and Siouxsie Sioux Performing The Passenger

The Stooges and Banshees leaders have recorded a version of Pop’s 1977 track for a new ice cream advert.

Iggy Pop and Siouxsie Sioux

by Chris Catchpole |
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Iggy Pop and Siouxsie Sioux have collaborated on a new version of Pop’s 1977 track The Passenger. The track appears in a new advert for Magnum ice cream and is Sioux's first new recording in nine years.

“Siouxsie can sing like a bird. I’ve always thought she was a great lady.” Pop says of the collaboration. “Her version of the song was already special, but what happened here, singing together, is really unique. Like Volare, the orchestral treatment and marriage of voices flies free, in a spirit of joy.”

 “I love this song and I’ve always loved Iggy’s voice.” added Sioux. “I adore how instinctive and spontaneous it all feels and to hear my voice with Iggy's is such a dream.”

Listen to the new version below:

Co-written by Pop and guitarist Ricky Gardiner, The Passenger originally appeared on Pop’s 1977 album Lust For Life. Co-produced by David Bowie, Colin Thurston and Pop (under the alias The Belway Bros.), the album was recorded at Berlin’s Hansa Studios after Bowie had toured with Pop to promote The Idiot.

Siouxsie And The Banshees recorded a version of the song for their 1987 covers album Through The Looking Glass, which was more recently used in 2017 film I, Tonya.

Following Siouxsie's return to the stage last year, MOJO delved deep into the music and the stories of Siouxsie & The Banshees, post-punk pathfinders and reluctant avatars of ‘goth’. In case you missed it, you can pick up a copy of the issue HERE.

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