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This song was co-written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie around the time of Low and originally appeared on Iggy Pop’s 1977 album, “The Idiot”, which David Bowie produced and played on.

According to the China Girl Songfacts, the singer is warning the China Girl that he will destroy her culture by imparting Western values of materialism and superficial beauty.

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  • Avatar for Kiss_N_The_Rain
    This version is superior to Bowie's, you can feel so much pain in this one.
  • Avatar for MattAzathoth
    Way better than Bowie's version.
  • Avatar for MachineOfaDream
    "Iggy's original is much better" - I get what you're trying to say, but Bowie contributed signficantly to this version, too.
  • Avatar for Kiyoshi_95
    I prefer Bowie's version, but this one is great too [4]
  • Avatar for yahishot
    I prefer Bowie's version, but this one is great too [3]
  • Avatar for Carotidream
  • Avatar for ainodinho
    I love both artists but Iggy's original is much better.
  • Avatar for Venenatis
    Too bad the mastering on the CDs is horrible :(
  • Avatar for Nakkinak
    neil young and crazy horse need to cover this
  • Avatar for Kirowatt
    I never want this song to end

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