There are plenty of ‘Oddities' to be found whilst tracing the career of David Bowie - but the one that first brought him into the public eye was the ‘Space' version. Seen by some as a ‘novelty’ record this doom-laden tale was bizarrely used as an anthem for the Apollo 11 moon landing. They obviously didn’t listen to the lyrics. Also featured within…an observation of the global jaunt known as the Sound and Vision world tour. FILL YER BOOTS BOWIE LOVERS!
The A to Z of David Bowie - S Part 3
If you decide to join Rob and Marc in this most recent exploration of Bowie’s career you’ll find them dissecting the album that took Bowie away from the off-kilter Berlin-trilogy era and steered him towards the realms of swaggering ‘art-rock ’. We are of course talking about the album 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ which helped take db back to his rightful position at the top of the hit parade. Also featured…the little-known substitute brought off the bench for the Station To Station tour - Stacey Haydon.
The A to Z of David Bowie - S Part 2
To some she was an attention seeking opportunist…but to others Mary Angela Barnet was Angie Bowie, the woman who steered Bowie away from the unfocussed Genius In Waiting towards the Glam Icon and Rock Star he always wanted to be. In this episode Rob and Marc look at the roles, successes and failures in Angie’s life and salute her guile and foresight. Star-maker, Stylist or She-Devil…once you’ve listened to this missive - you can make your own mind up.
The A to Z of David Bowie - S Part 1 - Station to Station
In this missive Marc and Rob tackle the fraught but undeniably brilliant episode in David’s life that brought about the classic 'Station To Station' album. Tales of weirdness were seeping from L.A. around the time of it’s recording and db was far from the rudest of health…but not for the first time he delivered an incredible slice of game-changing art-rock that would confuse and thrill those who had just fallen for the Plastic Soul, chart topping Bowie. Never one to sit still that fella.
The A to Z of David Bowie - R Part 7
Looking to find some love in the United States Bowie undertook his first promo tour of America in 1971. He had long flowing locks and wore a (mans) dress. Erm… how can we put this? Well…not everyone understood. One man who definitely did understand way the Mayor Of Sunset Strip. The man who famously hung out with the Rock Elite at his watering hole ‘Rodneys English Disco’… and the visionary who introduced db to California’s Swinging 70’s Beautiful People. Rodney Bingenheimer. Also featured are Biff Rose (composer of Hunky Dory’s Fill Your heart and early live favourite Buzz The Fuzz) and Bowie’s artistic outlet from 1971 to 1980 - RCA Records.