Skip directly to content

Total Blam Blam's blog

Total Blam Blam's picture

Bowie’s Meltdown is 15 tonight

on June 13, 2017


“All things must pass”


David Bowie’s Heathen album was released 15 years ago this week in 2002. (June 10 UK/June 11 US)


In celebration of that fact, Bowie played a BowieNet only show at The Roseland in NYC on the day of the album’s US release. Not only did he play Heathen from start to finish, but he also performed Low in its entirety.


This was considered a bit of a warm up show for the headline performance at David Bowie’s Meltdown Festival on June 29th, even if it felt so much more than a warm up, as those who were there will attest.


Bowie’s Meltdown actually kicked off properly

Total Blam Blam's picture

Early Bowie cover feature in August UNCUT

on June 13, 2017


“Passionate bright young thing...”


The August 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an 11-page cover feature in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bowie’s Deram debut.


Here’s a bit from John Mulvey’s monthly introduction to the new issue...



+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +


History is rarely as neat as we hope it to be, especially when sitting down to write a blog about the brand new edition of Uncut (out on Thursday in the UK, though subscribers should hopefully see their issues a bit before that).


Popular myth insists that David Bowie’s debut album

Total Blam Blam's picture

Iman’s anniversary tribute to David

on June 06, 2017


On the 25th anniversary of David Bowie and Iman's official church wedding at Saint James Episcopal Church, in Florence, Italy in 1992, Iman paid a moving online tribute to David today:


“I would walk forever, just to be in your arms again“ – IMAN



Total Blam Blam's picture

1973 Bowie film and auction details

on June 05, 2017


“Well I might take a train”


As we told you last month, a signed-by-David Bowie collection of Geoff MacCormack’s beautiful Bowie photographs are to be offered as part of Bonhams’ Entertainment Memorabilia sale on June 28th.


The images will be on view at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom from June 25th till the sale on the 28th, accompanied by a never-before-seen film of Geoff and David’s journey from Japan to Moscow (for the ‘May Day Parade’), shot by Bowie himself and seen through his eyes, interspersed with MacCormack’s photographs.

Total Blam Blam's picture

Bowie’s Deram debut is fifty today

on June 01, 2017


“Did you ever have a Deram?”


David Bowie released his first album this day in 1967, albeit lacking the fanfare of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper, purportedly released on the same day. In fact Pepper was released sometime earlier. But that’s for Beatles’ buffs to explain.


In celebration of this birthday we’ve got regular contributor (the Isle Of Wight's very own Patrick Moore), Andy Barding, to write about the album. Andy was born on the very day of the release of Bowie’s debut single, Liza Jane, so it seems fitting for him to talk about the debut album, a record he loves.


You may know