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Visconti and Murphy talk DB in UNCUT

on August 17, 2017


“We had a friend, a talking man”


The October 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an interview with Tony Visconti and another with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.


Here’s a bit from Michael Bonner’s monthly introduction to the new issue...


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Tony Visconti gives us a sneak preview of his Lodger remix in the forthcoming David Bowie retrospective box set: “I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals, telling us about Arabic raps, the original Lodger sessions and Bowie’s later attitude to re-releases.


On the subject of

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Happy 17th birthday to Lexi

on August 15, 2017


“You’re only seventeen”


We’re sure you will all want to join us in wishing many happy returns of the day to Alexandria Zahra Jones on her 17th birthday.


Lexi is 16 in this picture, which was posted by her mother, Iman, last year.


The colour pic (by DEZO HOFFMANN) is of her father, Davie Jones, in 1964, an ambitious 17-year-old King Bee himself with a very bright future ahead of him.


Happy Birthday Lexi, here’s wishing you a similarly bright future with love ‘n stuff from everybody here.



FOOTNOTE: Congratulations are also due to Iman on becoming a grandmother, with the arrival of

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Labyrinth OST, don't forget the black vinyl

on August 04, 2017


“Putting on the black vinyl, cranking out the white noise”


Back in June we told you about today’s release via UMe of the limited green and lavender vinyl editions of the Labyrinth soundtrack.


However, in our excitement, we neglected to mention the 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl edition with free download code (released on July 7th), though it seems enough of you noticed to get it to #4 on the following week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 40


There are some that aren’t so keen for coloured vinyl releases, but, of course, black vinyl is a kind of coloured vinyl in itself, as the

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Changes inducted into GRAMMY Hall of Fame

on July 23, 2017


“Oh, look out you rock 'n rollers”


At the tail end of last year, the GRAMMY Awards department announced that David Bowie’s Changes was being inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, 45 years after its release as a 45.


They’ve recently been in touch with a certificate and the award to mark that fact.


So congratulations to all those involved with the making of this classic track, which was originally to be heard on the Hunky Dory album.


But, of course, special mention must be made of Bowie himself, the man who wrote what is considered by many to be his signature song, and a good one

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Lazarus in Amsterdam next year

on July 22, 2017


“...speak Chinese, French and Dutch?” *


As you may already know, Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, has announced that David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s Lazarus will open in Amsterdam next year.


Here’s an edited excerpt in English from the interview with Albert Verlinde:



A beaming Albert Verlinde (56) greets me in his office in the Zuidas business district of Amsterdam. He has news. He has managed to bring a special production to the Netherlands: Lazarus, the musical which director Ivo van Hove created with David Bowie in 2015. ‘I'm so proud’, says Verlinde. ‘We've already started casting.