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Bowie/Sukita limited GAS T-shirts available now

on March 20, 2015

 

“I like the T-shirts in Bologna“

 

Back in the first week of March, Italian denim brand GAS announced that it was collaborating with Ono Arte Contemporanea, art gallery of Bologna, Italy, for the “Heroes” exhibition there of Masayoshi Sukita’s David Bowie photographs.

The brand utilised two iconic images from the “Heroes” album cover shoot and has produced a numbered edition of two different T-shirts, limited to 1,000 for each of the two designs.

Barbara Grotto, marketing and communication manager at GAS, commented: “Originality, authenticity, desire for freedom and a speck of rebellion

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New Anton Corbijn Bowie portrait...or is it?

on March 19, 2015

 

“Turns out it was just a reflektor“

 

Dutch photographer, music video director and film director, Anton Corbijn, is no doubt familiar to many of you, as his is the name credited with capturing many fine images of David Bowie since 1980.

Anton first posted the rather enigmatic picture of David Bowie in our montage in celebration of Bowie’s birthday back on January 8th.

It was a strange shot that was hard to place. It seemed to be of Bowie circa 1975/76, but something wasn’t quite right. On closer inspection, the eyebrows looked a little odd and that hairline was just plain bizarre.

There was

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James Murphy tackles Golden Years

on March 19, 2015

 

“Never look back, walk tall, act fine“

 

You’re all familiar with the name James Murphy, including via Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA) and Reflektor, the song Arcade Fire released under the pseudonym The Reflektors, which featured a guest vocal by Bowie.

Due later this month is the eclectic While We’re Young soundtrack compiled by music supervisor George Drakoulias.

Here’s a bit from the blurb...

 

While We’re Young is the new film by writer/director Noah Baumbach (Greenberg, Frances Ah). Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver,

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Duffy/Bowie exclusive signed book and print offer

on March 17, 2015

 

“Snapping pictures of naked limbs and reptile grins“

 

In celebration of David Bowie is at Philharmonie de Paris (http://smarturl.it/DBisInParis), and the publication of the French language version of Duffy/Bowie - Five Sessions, the Duffy Archive has made a generous offer to users of DavidBowie.com.

If you’ve not yet had a chance to see the remarkable Duffy/Bowie - Five Sessions book by Kevin Cann and Chris Duffy, then this is your chance to get your hands on a signed copy of the English language version along with a selection of Duffy/Bowie prints.

Five Sessions provides fascinating

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Bowie launches global offensive this day in 1983

on March 17, 2015

 

“The song they're playin' on the radio”

 

David Bowie’s worldwide smash hit single, Let’s Dance, was released 32 years ago today.­

Considering the previous album, Scary Monsters, Let’s Dance heralded yet another sharp change in direction for Bowie and this single and it’s flipside (a rerecording of Cat People) were perfect tasters for the album of the same name which followed in April.

Aside from the new sound that producer Nile Rodgers brought to the table, albeit very much influenced by the sound of his own band, Chic, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan provided his distinctive signature guitar

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