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The Penguin Discography: China Girl

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China Girl
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David Bowie (Jones), Iggy Pop (James Newell Osterberg)

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Date Performance 1983-00-00
Running Time 4:18
Performers David Bowie (Jones) (Vocals)
Comments(Edit) by David Bowie
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The All Time Greatest Rock Songs Of The 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s (0000)
Various Artists
Sounds Of The Eighties: 1983 (0000)
Various Artists

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Running Time 4:41
Performers David Bowie (Jones) (Vocals), Reeves Gabrels (Guitar), Gail Ann Dorsey (Bass), Gail Ann Dorsey (Vocals), Mike Garson (Piano), Mark Plati (Rhythm Guitar), Sterling Campbell (Drums), Holly Palmer (Backing Vocals), Emily Frankfurt (Backing Vocals), Mark Plati (Mixed By)
Commentsby David Bowie (appears courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.) (P) & (C) 1999 Viacom International Inc. David Bowie: "Iggy Pop and I were a couple of very naughty boys who went to Berlin. I remember one morning after a particularly mischievous night out, we both met up at a coffee bar that we used to frequent to discuss the doings of the night before. Iggy retold the most extraordinary event. He said that he'd been to a punk club. It was the anniversary of the building of The Wall. The Punk club was holding an anniversary party, and the club built an entire replica of the Berlin Wall complete with sugar gun turrets of marzipan and sponge. It enriched the entire room. At the stroke of midnight, 50 savage, demented punks leapt on this wall and tore it to pieces with their mouths and teeth and fists. Iggy said it was the aftermath that was the most affecting, because after they demolished The Wall, there were small groups of them standing in the corners pitifully crying, tears streaming down their faces. I thought that was an incredibly moving thing and a real memory of Berlin, the Berlin that I knew at the time anyway. This a song I wrote with Iggy at around that time, and I guess, this one is also sort of about invasion and exploitation."
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VH1 Storytellers (2000)
Various Artists

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North America - Tintoretto Music (BMI) administered by RZO Music, Inc., James Osterberg Music administered by BUG (BMI), Screen Gems-EMI Music, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Rest of World - Tintoretto Music/RZO Music Ltd., James Osterberg Music/EMI Virgin Music Ltd., EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

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