David Bowie’s birthday today ( 8th ) sees a previously unreleased treasure, the actual demo for the 1983 title song to Let’s Dance . March will see the encore interview with the late icon for the 35th anniversary of that timeless release here In the Studio. But it is not the first time that David Bowie’s birthday […]
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Forty-five years ago this month, David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” changed the trajectory of rock music, fashion, and gender social issues in just 38 minutes.
According to the late David Bowie , New York City police discovered that his name was next on a hitlist of targets of John Lennon’s assassin , Mark David Chapman …(more)
Songs on David Bowie’s Station to Station include “Golden Years”,”Stay” (terrific guitars from Alomar and Slick),”TVC 1-5″ ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man…Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),”Wild is the Wind” (as soulful as anything on Young Americans but without the awkward affectation ), and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.
By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie’s mid-decade Young Americans album with the #1 hit “Fame” pointed directly toward Disco’s dominance a mere two years later…
To me it has always been inconceivable that the same producer who recorded the claustrophobically dry close-miked sparse arrangements on David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars , an album which sounded unlike any before it in 1972 and precious few since, could two years later also produce […]
In memoriam: the echoes of David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire of YES, & Chris Cornell. Hour one.
In February 1973 Alice Cooper‘s sixth album Billion Dollar Babies was released, eventually going to the #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, […]
Congratulations to Mark Knopler on Dire Straits’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April!!! With Dire Straits visionary Mark Knopfler In the Studio we thought we would “mark” the occasion along with the thirty-fifth anniversary of Dire Straits’ Love Over Gold . Like David Bowie did five years before and Sting […]
Def Leppard “Hysteria” 30th anniversary with Joe Elliott and Ric Savage.