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ANCIANT Album Focus: Scary Monsters

on September 19, 2017


“He opened strange doors that we'd never close again”


(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)


With just ten day to go till the September 29th release of the David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982) box set, the subject of our album focus this week is 1980’s Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps).


Watch a clever little animation over on DBFB.


Listen to the album on the official ANCIANT playlist now.


Pre-order ANCIANT here.




#ANCIANTbox  #ANewCareerInANewTownBox  #BowieScaryMonsters

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Remembering Marc

on September 16, 2017


“What can I do? Standing next to you”


Marc Bolan died forty years ago today on September 16th, 1977, two weeks before his 30th birthday.


He was a close friend of Bowie’s right up until the last. The pair are pictured here when they appeared together on an episode of ‘Marc’, Bolan’s 1977 TV show.


‘Marc’ was recorded in Manchester on September 7th, 1977, and broadcast on September 28th, 1977.


Today’s lyric quotation is from the song they wrote and attempted to perform together, Standing Next To You. However, the recording was truncated when Marc fell off the stage.


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Newly-discovered Suffragette City live 1978

on September 14, 2017


“Ohhh, Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am!”


With just two weeks to go until the release of ANCIANT, we thought you might like to hear this previously unreleased live version of Suffragette City.


The track was omitted from the original Stage album in 1978 and from the 2005 reissue. However, a tape containing this recording from 29th April, 1978, at the Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia, was uncovered during research for the ‘A New Career In A New Town’ box set. 


Listen to it here now and pre-order the box set here,



#ANCIANTbox  #ANewCareerInANewTownBox  #BowieStage

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Bowie and Iggy 1977 by Sukita at Snap

on September 14, 2017


“I'll give you eyes of blue”


Following the success of Sukita’s 'Blows Up' Bowie and Iggy exhibition in Japan back in January, the photographer is taking his 'DAVID BOWIE 1977 IGGY POP' show to Snap Galleries in London, the venue of many previous Bowie photo exhibitions.


Over to SNAP for the lowdown...



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DAVID BOWIE 1977 IGGY POP - Photographs by Masayoshi Sukita


Masayoshi Sukita’s photographs need no introduction to fans of David Bowie.

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ANCIANT Album Focus: Lodger

on September 13, 2017


“Heaven loves ya, The clouds part for ya...”


(ANCIANT = A New Career In A New Town)


This is the second instalment of our album focus on David Bowie’s Lodger.


Here follows an excerpt from an old UNCUT interview with David about the confusingly named Berlin Trilogy. This snippet is from the part regarding Lodger. UNCUT never published the full interview, but you can read the unedited version of it here.



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UNCUT: An album which really divides Bowie fans - it is either devout love or total indifference.