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Janelle Monáe’s anti-bullying "Heroes" filmtrack

on May 14, 2014


“We can beat them, for ever and ever”


We told you about Janelle Monáe’s cover of "Heroes" last month and the Pepsi MAX® short for their 2014 #FutbolNow campaign.

The track (from upcoming Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game LP) now accompanies a new short by The Young Astronauts (directed By Alyssa Pankiw) with a powerful anti-bullying message.

Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game is the world's first visual soundtrack made up of 11 anthemic songs and companion short films, or 'filmtracks,' that capture the indelible spirit of the world's most popular game -- football.

View the film here,

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Diamond Dogs 40th Anniversary put back a week

on May 14, 2014


“Mannequins with kill appeal”


As the headline suggests, the next in the series of limited edition 7" picture disc releases, the 40th anniversary issue of Diamond Dogs, has been moved from June 16th to June 23rd. (Regional variations apply)

The delay has been put down to manufacturing challenges, including a faulty silicone hump and a ten inch stump.

See the original news item and press release here.

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Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide best-selling RSD 2014 45

on May 06, 2014


“Gimee your hands, ’cos you’re wonderful”


A big thank you to everyone reading this that helped make David Bowie’s Rock ’N’ Roll Suicide 40th anniversary picture disc the best-selling 45 for this year’s Record Store Day in the UK.

Read the full article over at UNREALITYPRIMETIME

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TVC 15 45 is 38 today

on April 30, 2014


“One of these nights I may just, Jump down that rainbow way…”


Released on April 30th 1976 as the follow-up to worldwide smash, Golden Years, TVC 15 was the second single from Station To Station, albeit in a severely edited form at two minutes shorter than the album version.

Apparently inspired by a hallucinatory episode during which Iggy Pop believed the television set was swallowing his girlfriend, TVC 15 was one of the lighter songs on Station To Station becoming a live favourite during the attendant 1976 Isolar tour.

Unusually for the UK, there was no RCA press advert for the single,

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Five Years wins again at 2014 Focal International Awards

on April 30, 2014


“Got to keep searching and searching”


Hot on the heels of the BAFTA won last week, further congratulations are due to director Francis Whately and Archive Researcher Miriam Walsh for their work on the remarkably good BBC 2 documentary, David Bowie - Five Years: The Making Of An Icon.

The film won the Award for Best Use of Music Performance Footage at a ceremony this evening.


Award for Best Use of Music Performance Footage


David Bowie - Five Years

BBC Events Production   |   UK

• Producer/Director: Francis Whately

• Footage Archive Researcher(s): Miriam Walsh

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