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.
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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.
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 would repeat five years later, Dire Straits’ October 1980 third release Making Movies is Mark Knopfler‘s unabashedly […]
Def Leppard “Hysteria” 30th anniversary with Joe Elliott and Ric Savage.
One of Britain’s most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople, is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.
In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.