Fictional astronaut blues. Here’s a chestnut we’ve been spinning via satellite for years, a grotesquerie which seems to elicit an equal measure of delight and horror depending on the beholder. Via Barcelona, Los Hermanos Calatrava’s wholly bizarre rendition […]
Despite its status being Iggy Pop’s best selling album, the 1986 David Bowie produced Blah-Blah-Blah has not fared near as well in terms of posterity. Critically speaking, anyway. Big on sleek 80’s era production, Pop […]
In the late 1970s, after getting his financial house in relative order, David Bowie had a firmer grip on his studio recordings than many of his contemporaries. While Bob Dylan’s outtakes and demos would keep trickling out on bootlegs for years, the “unofficial” Bowie releases, 1976-2016, with some exceptions (see below), are greatly confined to concert tapes.
Rare footage from the unreleased “Sense of Doubt” video in 1977 directed by Stanley Dorfman and reworked by Peter Wachsman. Today Voyageur Press released Bowie: The Illustrated History , an in-depth look at the artist spanning the pre-Ziggy years, […]
Folk / glitter / spaceman / plastic soul / mainstream pop icon and beyond, David Bowie transcended – no matter the genre or medium. The following collage is comprised of an hour’s worth of oddities and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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) _____________________________________________________________________________________