Skip directly to content

Total Blam Blam's blog

Total Blam Blam's picture

Lodger album is 36, listen again now

on May 18, 2015

 

“And it won’t be forgotten”

 

Though a Top 5 album, Lodger is frequently referred to by many as underrated or overlooked. But surely this 1979 release is now appreciated by a much wider audience than it was when it was first released 36 years ago. (May 18th in the UK)

Packed with absolute gems, this Bowie/Visconti-produced LP is a true Bowie classic and is the final release in the so-called (albeit misleading), Berlin Trilogy.

If you’re not familiar with Lodger, you really should be and here’s the brilliant evidence why on Spotify

 

FOOTNOTE: It seems the Bowie/Boshier designed gatefold

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

NHC back in the Official UK Album Chart Top 40

on May 17, 2015

 

“Someone’s back in town”

 

Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best of David Bowie, has re-entered the Official UK Album Chart at #40.

The Top 10 album climbed five places from last week’s positon of 45, with sales possibly being reactivated by the success of the #1 RSD picture disc 45, Changes, which appears on the album.

Among other things that may have nudged the album back into the Top 40, was the use of Moonage Daydream (also on NHC, but not on the vinyl), in the trailer for Channel 4’s excellent Grayson Perry's Dream House which aired on Sunday evening.

Grayson himself likes a bit of

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

Heathen and Reality audiophile vinyl due via Friday Music

on May 14, 2015

 

“Blue, blue, translucent blue”

 

Due via Friday Music on June 23 is a translucent blue 180g audiophile vinyl pressing of Heathen, to be followed shortly thereafter by a clear vinyl issue of Reality.

Both albums were mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and pressed at RTI. They will be presented in beautiful tri-fold sleeves featuring elements from the original artwork.

Due to the overwhelming global demand for vinyl, that June 23 date for Heathen may be adjusted. We will give you the definite date for Reality as soon as we have it.

You can pre-order Heathen here now.

Stay tuned

News
Total Blam Blam's picture

See painting of Fame on RCA at the RCA now

on May 13, 2015

 

“Is it any wonder?”

 

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of David Bowie’s Fame single release on RCA in July 1975, artist Morgan Howell is showing his SuperSizeArt painting of the Bowie classic at the prestigious 20|21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR at the Royal College of Art (RCA), in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 14 – 17 May 2015.

If you’re able to get along, it’s worth a visit to see this thing in the flesh.

General
Total Blam Blam's picture

Glenn Gregory: I can't be David Bowie

on May 11, 2015

 

“Somebody sings my song in tune”

 

Ahead of the upcoming tour by Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy with Glenn Gregory and Marc Almond, The Huffington Post has published a great piece written by Glenn about how he got the gig singing the songs of his hero.

Typically self-effacing, Glenn explained that while he knows he could never fill David Bowie’s shoes, he’s nevertheless having a blast singing the songs from The Man Who Sold The World and other Bowie classics from the period 1969 to 1973.

Here’s the introduction from the piece where Glenn recounts the moment he was offered

News

Pages