Bowie on Bowie offers the very best interviews David Bowie has granted in his close to five-decade profession. every one featured interview lines a brand new step in his particular trip, successively freezing him in time in all of his quite a few incarnations, from a tender novelty hit-maker and Ziggy Stardust to plastic soul participant, Nineteen Eighties sell-out, and the artistically reborn and liked elder statesman of not easy renowned song. In all of those iterations he's remarkably articulate and likewise preternaturally well mannered as nearly each interviewer feedback upon his attraction. The good points during this booklet come from shops either prestigious—Melody Maker, MOJO, New Musical convey, Q, Rolling Stone—and much less well-known—the Drummer, Guitar, Ikon, Mr. Showbiz—but regardless of the renown of the journal, newspaper, or web site, Bowie we could us technique the nerve middle of his notoriously inventive output.
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JANUARY 17, LONDON WEEKEND SOUTH BANK STUDIOS As the cab pulls up outside London Weekend’s South Bank studios, it’s possible to see the David Bowie Travelling Cosmic Circus elegantly disembarking from a limo about 50 yards up the road. That fluffy scarlet head of hair lights up the grey South Bank as the fluorescent crocodile of exotic humanity ducks into a side entrance, not to be seen for some little while. indd 25 2/26/15 11:24 AM 26 | BOWIE ON BOWIE In Studio 3, an organ and electric piano are set up, apparently unconnected to anything vaguely resembling an amplifier.
They crank up the backing track, and Fame begins to sing this abysmal little song presumably their new single, and every so often Price leans into his microphone to mime the backing vocals. They run it through a couple of more times and then tape it. No one applauds. They leave. Why are musicians that good playing music that bad? Instant bustle. The piano and organ are muscled off, and the floor manager starts worrying about where Russell Harty’s chair is going to be placed during Bowie’s segment.
The piano and organ are muscled off, and the floor manager starts worrying about where Russell Harty’s chair is going to be placed during Bowie’s segment. “These boys move around a lot, they tell me,” he says to another headphoned soul as a silver drum kit and a brace of Marshall amps make an appearance. Now there’s a stir over at the corner of the studio as Bowie and his entourage enter at the side. David is looking more than somewhat bizarre in a green quilted tuxedo and yellow trousers, waistcoat and boots.