Tag Archives: David Bowie

CD Mountain

9/8/17 – The Indestructible CD – 1981 / David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World – Saturday Night Live – 1979 / Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World – 1974 / Abba Interview On The Visitors – 1982

Somehow lost in the 1500 word epic Frankfurt trip post, floundering at the bottom of the page, stuck in the honey, drowned in the coffee, scratched by the stone, the alien metallic disc, indestructible, stretches out beyond immortality, surviving the human race, rising from the ashes long, long, long after you are gone. If you […]

Wings Of Desire still

4/7/17 – David Bowie – Sons Of The Silent Age – 1977 / As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson AKA Sam – 1942

Nine hours on a bus from Berlin to Cologne/Bonn airport where Olivia’s Dad Gerd is picking us up. On the bus, a driver that told us we couldn’t eat and only use the loo in an emergency. “No crumbling food” he said in German, “kein krümeliges Essen”. So I provocatively pulled out my cadbury’s flake […]

The Jean Genie single cover 1972

29/5/16 – David Bowie – The Jean Genie – Top Of The Pops Live – 1973 / The Jean Genie – Video Starring Cyrinda Foxe – 1972

Don’t worry, I’m not finished yet and thanks to some helpful suggestions, the tragedy of classic No.2 songs being held off the No.1 spot by unworthy chart toppers continues. The Jean Genie was released by David Bowie in November 1972 as the first single from the forthcoming album Aladdin Sane released in April 1973. The song […]

Nina Hagen colour pic 1980

27/2/16 – Nina Hagen – Ziggy Stardust – Swedish Television – September 1980

There’s been a lot of heartfelt tributes since David Bowie’s unexpected death in January and most recently some high profile performances on the television, initiating mixed reactions to their relevance and quality. In 1980 as Bowie was releasing Scary Monsters, Nina Hagen was appearing on Swedish television with a memorable tribute of her own. It’s unclear […]