Posts tagged "David Bowie"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Five Years" by David Bowie

Song Of The Day – “Five Years” by David Bowie I never get tired of this guy and he’s been a favorite of mine since the early 1970s. Here we have Bowie from 1972 on “The Old Grey Whistle Test” TV show from England performing the opening song from “Ziggy Stardust.” I was fortunate enough... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Am A Laser" by Ava Cherry & The Astronettes

Song Of The Day – “I Am A Laser” by Ava Cherry & The Astronettes David Bowie-philes will recognize this song as an early version of “Scream Like A Baby” from Bowie’s 1980 album “Scary Monsters.” Between the release of “Diamond Dogs” in ’74 and “Young Americans” in ’75, Bowie took his protégé, Ava Cherry,... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Always Crashing In The Same Car" by David Bowie

I can remember the shock of new upon hearing Bowie’s “Low” album for the first time in 1977. Sure, his previous record “Station To Station” pointed in this bold new direction, but here side one featured seven vocal song sketches followed by four longer instrumentals on the flip. Bowie had fallen under the spell of... Read more »

Today in Music History: Bernard Edwards

On this date fifteen years ago, Chic bass guitarist and producer Bernard Edwards dies of pneumonia in a Tokyo hotel room.  He is forty-three.  In addition to Chic, he produced numerous other acts with partner Nile Rodgers (Diana Ross, ABC, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Deborah Harry, et al).  Here is their biggest hit performed on... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Rip Off" by T. Rex

by Eric Berman   Song Of The Day – “Rip Off” by T. Rex   Marc Bolan and company at their finest from the killer 1971 album “Electric Warrior.” Before Bowie there was Marc Bolan and while Bowie certainly surpassed him in popularity, Bolan’s influence was profound on making David Bowie the glam king he... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Funtime" by Iggy Pop

Song Of The Day – “Funtime” by Iggy Pop from the album “The Idiot” “FUN! We want some! We want some!” Words to live by from the Iggster with an assist from David Bowie.  Bowie came along to offer a little career rehab for Iggy whilst meanwhile rehabbing his own addictions of the time.  Recorded... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Andy's Chest" by Lou Reed

Song Of The Day – “Andy’s Chest” by Lou Reed from the 1972 album “Transformer” From the album that gave us classics like “Perfect Day,” “Viscous” and, of course, “Walk On The Wild Side,” comes the song “Andy Chest.” Back in ’72, Reed’s career was in question…yes, he had one of the most influential bands... Read more »

Song Of The Day - "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" by David Bowie

Song of the Day – “Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed” by David Bowie from the album “Man Of Words, Man Of Music.”  This songs hails from what many feel was Bowie’s first real album, although in reality by 1969 when it came out he was already a veteran who had been releasing unsuccessful records since... Read more »

Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating

Pitchfork Music Festival - Blistering and Pulsating
Yesterday I went with my friend Eric to go to the Pitchfork Festival.  He contacted me late Thursday with an offer I couldn’t refuse – a free ticket and a ride to the event which was taking place at Union Park, just west of downtown Chicago.  The free ride turned out to be most useful,... Read more »
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