In September 1977, a still reasonably coked-out David Bowie was invited by Bing Crosby to appear on his annual Christmas TV special. The result was one of the weirdest musical juxtapositions in the history of music.
A few weeks later, Bing would be dead, felled by a heart attack on the golf course.Bowie would retreat to Berlin with Iggy Pop, clean up and enjoy decades of success.
Few people have dared take on the Bowie/Bing duet. Now, though,
The Lips will have a new album entitled King’s Mouth in April, which will feature some narration (whatever that means) from Mick Jones of The Clash.