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PLACEBOWIE 12" for RSD plus BBC first play

on March 21, 2017


“Without you, I'm nothing at all”


Another disc just announced for Record Store Day (RSD) 2017, is the first ever vinyl pressing of ‘Without You I’m Nothing’, the Placebo single featuring the vocals of David Bowie, affectionately nicknamed PLACEBOWIE.


Originally released in 1999 as a four track CD only, it will now be issued for the first time on vinyl as a 3-track 12" picture disc limited to 5000 copies. Tracklisting below...




1. Without You I’m Nothing feat David Bowie (Single Mix)

2. Without You I’m Nothing feat David Bowie (UNKLE Remix)



1. Without You I’m Nothing feat David

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Bowie and Iggy 1977

on March 18, 2017


“We're what's happening”


In celebration of 40 years of Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, here’s a few pics of its creators in 1977.


The colour shot of Bowie at the keyboard was taken by Andy Kent at a soundcheck during The Idiot Tour.


The picture of Bowie on the left was taken by Koh Hasebe at the combined Japanese press conference for Low and The Idiot. Both Bowie and Iggy faced the press on the day, with much tomfoolery in evidence by the pair.


The mono pic is another shot of the boys having a bit of a laugh, slightly at odds with the mood set by Low and The Idiot.



#BowieIggy  #TheIdiot40

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Iggy’s The Idiot is forty today

on March 18, 2017


“I’m an idiot for you”


Iggy Pop’s The Idiot album was released on March 18th, 1977, and its influence is still being felt forty years later.


Along with Bowie’s own Low album, The Idiot was a real game-changer for artist and listener alike.


It’s probably a cliché to say how new both these albums sounded back in 1977, but nevertheless, it’s true.


They sounded like they shouldn’t have been made yet and although they were both instant classics to the faithful, both records are still generally underappreciated.


Though Low was released a couple of months ahead of The Idiot, the latter

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Mick Rock’s first Bowie photo is 45 tonight

on March 17, 2017


“Because you're young - you'll meet a stranger some night”


Right about now (forty five years ago to the hour), the audience at Birmingham Town Hall were among the first people in the UK to experience the life-changing delights of the Ziggy Stardust stage show.


Before our man took to the stage with his merry band of space invaders, Mick Rock had his first meeting with the 25-year-old Bowie. Here’s what the Man Who Shot The 70s had to say about that moment.


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That was the first time I met him.

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McCaslin’s Warszawa video exclusive and live review

on March 16, 2017


“The jazz of life”


We’ve mentioned Donny McCaslin and his band and the magnificent work they contributed to David Bowie’s Blackstar album and the No Plan EP more than once on these pages.


We also told you about Donny’s solo album, Beyond Now, in October last year.


Here’s an excerpt from a piece about it taken from the Guardian’s review...


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The experience of creating music with Bowie proved so deep, and its aftermath so jarring, that McCaslin decided to turn his new album, Beyond Now, out 14 October, into a tribute.