Iggy Pop & Debbie Harry “Well, Did You Evah”

The 1990 record Red Hot + Blue was a collection of Cole Porter covers by rock and rap performers, with the proceeds going to support AIDS charities. The record featured performances by U2, The Jungle Brothers, David Byrne and this fun collaboration between CBGBs heroes Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry. For their song, Pop and Harry covered “Well, Did You Evah” from Porter’s 1939 musical Du Barry Was A Lady. However, the song was not made famous until Porter reused it for the film High Society, in which it was performed by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

Pop and Harry’s version gives the song a punk-poppy style, and the video is directed by Repo Man and Sid and Nancy director Alex Cox.

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About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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