'N' IGGY - Following the demise of the
Rich Kids, Glen joined Iggy for his 1979 tour. During the UK leg, Iggy was
banned from certain hotels and venues because he had a former Sex Pistol in his
group. Iggy also appeared on the TV show, "Old Grey Whistle Test". Glen had split
his trousers and spent the performance trying to avoid the cameras.
was top of Iggy's personnel list for his fourth solo album, "Soldier" (Arista
spart 1117). Glen co-wrote two tracks, "Mr Dynamite" and "Take Care Of Me", and
solely wrote "Ambition".
album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales, and originally included
ex-Rich Kid Steve New who was then part of the touring band. Steve decided to
pull out of the US tour having "punched David Bowie down a flight of stairs",
for trying to pick up his girlfriend. Following the US leg of the tour the band
went to New York to mix the album. Iggy ordered all of Steve's guitar work to
Glen later stated this was a major reason he did not continue to work with
Iggy. Glen believed Steve's guitar work was one of the best things about the sessions,
and felt Iggy "was cutting his nose off to spite his face" and just being childish.
likely that tracks on the Iggy CD bootleg, "Old Mule Skinner" (Imperium 012)
are these original takes i.e. "Ambition" and "Take Care Of Me". A further recording
from this period believed to include Glen , "Fortune Teller", surfaced on the
bootleg LP "Garden Of Evil" (Zaunbertank 8701B).
saw an official release given to an Iggy live CD, "Heroin Hates You" (Other Peoples
Music OPM-2116). The concert was recorded at the Stardust Ballroom, LA on 30th
November '79 during the New Values Tour and features Glen on bass and Brian James,
ex of The Damned, on guitar. Other bootleg concert recordings of this line up
can be found on "Vietnam", (San Francisco '79 - German LP), "Night Clubbing",
(San Diego '78 - German LP), and "We're Not Talking About Commerical Bullshit"
(French And Japanese CD).
has stated he enjoyed working with Iggy and, despite the Steve New incident, later
described the experience as "a real eye opener on how to do things professionally".
and Iggy still keep in touch, although they have never worked together since.
Scott Murphy w/ Abe Fumiaki