Skip directly to content

Total Blam Blam's blog

Total Blam Blam's picture

Two live Ziggy albums reissued today

on June 17, 2016

 

“You're the blessed, we're The Spiders From Mars”

 

We told you about these releases back in April, but to recap: the two live albums that were housed in the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set (Live Santa Monica ’72 & Ziggy Stardust Motion Picture Soundtrack), are issued via Parlophone today as heavyweight 180g vinyl editions.

This is to accommodate fans who want these classic live albums but that didn't get the Five Years box set or the original limited editions when EMI issued them.

The vinyl that was exclusive to the David Bowie (Five Years 1969 – 1973) box set, The Rise And

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

Three days left for charity auction

on June 16, 2016

 

“I said be careful, his bowtie is really a camera”

 

On the 44th anniversary of the release of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, it seems somehow appropriate to mention an event taking place in Heddon Street, the site of the album’s iconic cover shoot.

There has been a plethora of David Bowie photographic exhibitions since January, and you’ve no doubt heard about them all, including this one: David Bowie: Fame, Fashion, Photography.

However, aside from celebrating the life and career of David Bowie via rare and previously unpublished photographs, the primary

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

Tilda Swinton’s CFDA tribute to Bowie

on June 07, 2016

 

“And so the story goes, they wore the clothes...”

 

Last night at the CFDA Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, actress Tilda Swinton paid emotional tribute to David Bowie while collecting the statuette for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ TRIBUTE to David Bowie.

Star of Lazarus, Michael C. Hall, performed a visually exciting rendition of Changes with a trio of Ziggyettes...more of which, later.

Tilda read the moving letter to Bowie, introducing it by explaining she was there on behalf of his wife, Iman: “Tonight is David and Iman's 24th wedding anniversary,” She said.

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

Wedding anniversary post from Iman

on June 06, 2016

 

June 6th...., 24th wedding anniversary ‪

 

#‎foreverlove

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

Bowie tune in penultimate Peaky Blinders

on June 01, 2016

 

“I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen”

 

You’ve no doubt seen the stories of David Bowie’s love of the BBC 2 TV show, Peaky Blinders.

Bowie’s interest in the original Birmingham gang predates the show and he held a fascination for the distinctive clothes they wore: peaked caps, cravats, bell-bottom trousers with heavy buckled belts and jackets with brass buttons.

The legend (though possibly untrue), that the name Peaky Blinders came from the method the gang used to rob victims of their eyesight (peaked caps with concealed razors), was one of the details that didn’t escape Bowie’s attention.

News

Pages