When Arista heard the album, they brought in former Monkee producer, Tommy Boyce, to remix "Bang Bang". It was released as a single, charting at #35 on the Billboard club play singles chart, and was later covered by David Bowie. According to Iggy Pop's autobiography, I Need More, he wrote "Bang Bang" as Arista Records wanted a single and he promised them a commercial album. He originally wanted Phil Spector or Mike Chapman to produce the song. Iggy claimed he got idea for the song from reading The Right Stuff at a local bookstore.