Skip directly to content

Total Blam Blam's blog

Total Blam Blam's picture

Happy 45th Birthday to Ziggy Stardust

on June 16, 2017


“We’ve got forty five years, what a surprise”


As previously mentioned, David Bowie’s 1972 classic album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, was released on June 16th 1972.


In the unlikely event that you’ve not heard this timeless recording, you’ve possibly come to the wrong page. Either way, go listen here on Spotify, but please bear in mind that this LP is “TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME” by order of Ziggy Stardust himself!



#ZiggyStardust45  #ZiggyStardust  #BowieVinyl

Total Blam Blam's picture

New releases round-up

on June 16, 2017


“Fill your heart with love today”


As if you didn’t already know about them, here’s a round-up of three releases issued by Parlophone today, on this day of the 45th anniversary of The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars album release, and the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Be My Wife 45.



Cracked Actor 2 x CD


Be My Wife picture disc


Ziggy Stardust Gold Vinyl



#CrackedActor  #DBCA74  #ZiggyStardust45  #DBBMW40  #BowieVinyl

Total Blam Blam's picture

Bowie’s Meltdown is 15 tonight

on June 13, 2017


“All things must pass”


David Bowie’s Heathen album was released 15 years ago this week in 2002. (June 10 UK/June 11 US)


In celebration of that fact, Bowie played a BowieNet only show at The Roseland in NYC on the day of the album’s US release. Not only did he play Heathen from start to finish, but he also performed Low in its entirety.


This was considered a bit of a warm up show for the headline performance at David Bowie’s Meltdown Festival on June 29th, even if it felt so much more than a warm up, as those who were there will attest.


Bowie’s Meltdown actually kicked off properly

Total Blam Blam's picture

Early Bowie cover feature in August UNCUT

on June 13, 2017


“Passionate bright young thing...”


The August 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an 11-page cover feature in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s Deram debut.


Here’s a bit from John Mulvey’s monthly introduction to the new issue...



+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +


History is rarely as neat as we hope it to be, especially when sitting down to write a blog about the brand new edition of Uncut (out on Thursday in the UK, though subscribers should hopefully see their issues a bit before that).


Popular myth insists that David Bowie’s debut album

Total Blam Blam's picture

Iman’s anniversary tribute to David

on June 06, 2017


On the 25th anniversary of David Bowie and Iman's official church wedding at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy in 1992, Iman paid a moving online tribute to David today:


“I would walk forever, just to be in your arms again“ – IMAN