Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Risky" (1987)
The same year he would compose his Oscar-winning score for The Last Emperor, Ryuichi Sakamoto assembled a mostly instrumental album in collaboration with bassist and producer Bill Laswell. Nat Geo explored international music styles and cutting-edge electronics, and boasted an ensemble that included Bootsy Collins and Sly Dunbar. Iggy contributed the disc's sole English language vocal. He begins "Risky" by intoning, "Born in a corporate dungeon/Where people are cheated of life/I knew I could never stay home," before breaking into the low crooning style he settled into in the Eighties.