David Bowie had a habit of covering the songs of other artists, sometimes sublimely, sometimes woefully. In turn, covers of Bowie songs range from the “why?” (see Barbra Streisand’s “Life On Mars?”; well, don’t really) to the weird to the rare version that manages to surpass the Bowie original. The earliest hail from a time […]
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On May 20, 1979 – two days after the release of Lodger – David Bowie, along with a pile of his favorite records, took the reins at BBC Radio One. For two hours Bowie ran through and commented on a eclectic array of sounds; those of his influences, his contemporary peers and artists he himself […]
Héros. French single release, 1977. Repose en paix, David Bowie. David Bowie :: Heroes (French Version)
New Bowie. There is only one. Via Blackstar, out January 2016.
For several years now, Chris O’Leary’s Pushing Ahead of the Dame blog has been one of the Greatest Things On The Internet, with O’Leary guiding readers through the endless twists and turns of David Bowie’s fascinating career, song by song. Last month, Zero Books published Rebel Rebel, the first volume of this gargantuan project, covering […]
Hour long BBC4 documentary tracking Bowie’s transformation from “The Laughing Gnome” to Ziggy.
Live “Cracked Actor” during the “Philly” Dogs tour in Los Angeles coupled with Bowie’s twisted ode to Hamlet. Dig the cape. CC: Yorick. Video: David Bowie :: Cracked Actor (Los Angeles, September 5, 1974) _____________________________________________________________________________________
I’ve been a real freak for Bowie’s Scary Monsters over the past year. Compounding this near obsession was discovering the collection Fresh from Divorce: The Scary Monsters Chronicles five or so months back. At 19 tracks the (very) grey-market bootleg is described by its compiler as a selection of “relevant documents surrounding the creation of […]
Cracked Actor, the BBC produced Bowie documentary focusing on the changeling’s time spent in LA post-Ziggy/pre-Station To Station, is a raw—at times unsettling—look into the artist’s life and career during the mid ’70s. A period often mythologized as a sort of hedonistic manifest destiny gone purgatorial limbo, the always svelte Bowie is positively skeletal here—a […]