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Tin Machine’s first album is 25 today

on May 22, 2014




The first Tin Machine album was released on this day in 1989.

It’s an album that has long been underrated in our opinion, often by folk who have not really given it a fair listen.

Indeed the album came 26th in our poll of 27 David Bowie albums last year. (The second Tin Machine album came last)

If Tin Machine is a release you've avoided to date, give it a try on Spotify now, you may be pleasantly surprised.

A quarter of a century later, it mainly still kicks bottom somewhat.

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Morgan Howell Liza Jane and 45 Revolutions

on May 21, 2014


“Well, now she ain't more than two foot three”


No, it’s not a very small child holding a regular 45, it’s Morgan Howell: A normal sized bloke holding a bloody great big painting of a 45.

With a couple of weeks to go till the 50th anniversary of the release of Liza Jane, we’re proud to be able to exclusively reveal Morgan’s latest masterpiece.

His work has been featured on several times over the last few years, along with the half dozen or so Bowie releases he has painted

Come back here nearer the 50th anniversary for your chance to win a related prize in celebration of

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Bowie night at Friars exhibition next month

on May 20, 2014


“All the days and memories”


Regular visitors to this page will be well aware of the importance of Aylesbury Friars in the development of the Ziggy phenomenon.

Indeed, the Bowie and The Spiders gig on July 15, 1972, was awarded best show of all time at the venue.

It seems appropriate to have a dedicated Bowie night during the current Aylesbury Friars exhibition, so here’s the blurb from the official site outlining details of that very thing.


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There will be a special evening at the

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Bowie gets the Blank on Blank treatment

on May 20, 2014


“Became the special man”


You may have already stumbled upon this one, but if not, it’s certainly well worth a look.

The Blank on Blank team collaborate with animators and video artists to bring vintage interviews to life.

They’ve dusted off a Bowie one by Joe Smith from 1988 and cleverly animated an accompanying visual for the latest instalment of their PBS Digital Studios series.

New episodes are released on YouTube every other Tuesday and you can check them all out, including the Bowie interview, here.

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V&A’s David Bowie exhibition launched in Berlin

on May 20, 2014


“It’s happening now”


The V&A’s David Bowie exhibition got off to a great start at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin last night.

The preview day was followed by a VIP party in the evening, with guests arriving in cars emblazoned with adverts for the exhibition, as witnessed in our collage created with pictures sent from Chris Duffy. (Swipe sideways to view)

Chris is pictured with a couple of fans, who entered into the spirit along with lots of other attendees approximating their own versions of David Bowie’s looks from across the years.

As promised, the Berlin room is expanded and includes a