David Bowie producer, Tony Visconti recently talked about the time Mick Jagger crashed a recording session for Bowie’s 1979 album Lodger, and light-heartedly attempted to sabotage the work in progress.
Visconti spoke to journalist Jeff Slate during an event to honour David Bowie Is exhibiton in New York City.
Billboard reported that the producer remembered that the environment had been “stuffy and hot,” He went on to say that Jagger had arrived during the mixing process and began offering unwanted criticisms. “Mick continued to put it down – ‘Oh that drum, oh that fill isn’t any good.’” When asked to keep his thoughts to himself, Jagger replied: “Well, okay, I guess I’ll do down the road and sabotage Joni Mitchell’s album.”
Visconti also talked about Bowie’s determination to keep his personal life out of the spotlight during the last years of his life.
“I was one of the few people who, when articles came up, he would say, ‘Tony, you do this, but keep it to the music,’” he said. One one occasion when he told a writer that the pair had watched a “funny video” over lunch, Bowie reacted badly, telling Visconti: “That is private.”
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock