During David Bowie's infamous Berlin period in the late 1970's, he produced two albums by Iggy Pop as well as recording his own masterpiece Low, in 1977 alone. Iggy's two albums that year were of course The Idiot and Lust For Life, the latter from which the title track (co-written by Iggy and Bowie) got a second wind when director Danny Boyle used it to great effect in his drug film Trainspotting based on Irvine Welsh's novel in 1996. As Iggy Pop's most well-known song, it's become sort a signature tune for him, and there's no denying its greatness. Below you'll find two clips. The first is a music video made in conjunction with the Trainspotting release with a spry and apparently healthy Iggy jumping around, featuring the original studio treck. The second is a live clip from Manchester in 1977 featuring a cast of decidedly unhealthy-looking young men.
1996 music video
1977 live clip