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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 4

on August 18, 2016

 

“You like me, and I like it all”

 

As you know by now, In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’re running a weekly album focus, with this week’s album being Diamond Dogs.

 

Today we’ve made a montage of a handful of the music press adverts, Including the UK Rebel Rebel 45, UK Diamond Dogs single and the American advert for 1984. The other two are both US adverts for the album.

 

Though Rebel Rebel was a top five hit in the UK, the Diamond Dogs single didn’t worry the Top 20 and 1984 in America was met with similar indifference from

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View Geoff MacCormack’s Bowie photos

on August 18, 2016

 

“I give my, complete attention to a very good friend of mine...”

 

For those of you that haven’t already stumbled upon it, Geoff MacCormack has recently launched his own site of just a few of the pictures he took of his old mucker, David Bowie.

 

You all know Geoff’s story as David’s travel companion, band member and 'holiday snapper', as he would refer to himself. But if you don’t, you can read that incredible tale on the site and have a browse through some of the most beautiful photographs of David Bowie ever taken, while you’re about it.

 

Here’s the caption for the main image in our

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 3

on August 17, 2016

 

“Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’re running a week by week album focus for the LPs contained within it.

 

This week we’re looking at Diamond Dogs and today we’re picking up from yesterday, with a look at another artwork created for the album by Guy Peellaert.

 

The artwork we’re talking about was apparently produced originally for the inner gatefold of the sleeve. In the event a photomontage of a cityscape by Leee Black Childers was used instead.

 

Once again the

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Seu Jorge's Tribute to Bowie American Tour

on August 17, 2016

 

“There’s a sailor who sings”

 

In case you missed the announcement on his FB page last week, Seu Jorge will present THE LIFE AQUATIC TOUR, a tribute to DAVID BOWIE in America in November.

 

Jorge first came to international prominence when he appeared as the enigmatic David Bowie-singing sailor, Pelé dos Santos, in Wes Anderson’s 2004 movie The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.

 

In his role as dos Santos, Jorge performed several of Bowie’s songs, including Rebel Rebel, Life On Mars? and Starman, albeit in Portuguese while accompanying himself with just an acoustic guitar.

 

His The Life

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WCIBN? Album Focus: Diamond Dogs - Day 2

on August 16, 2016

 

“Bow-wow, woof woof, bow-wow, wow”

 

In the run up to the release of the David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) box set, we’re running a week by week album focus for the LPs contained within it.

This week we’re looking at Diamond Dogs and today we’re specifically looking at the version of the sleeve that some didn’t want us to see at all.

One of the plaudits received for last year’s Five Years box set was the attention to detail in the reproduction of the album covers.

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