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The Quietus revisits the year of the Diamond Dogs

on December 01, 2014

 

“This ain’t rock ’n’ roll”

 

In the year of its fortieth anniversary, Matthew Lindsay has written an incredible twelve and a half thousand words in appreciation of David Bowie’s 1974 masterpiece, Diamond Dogs, for The Quietus.

The read is well worth the time investment and with that word count in mind, we’ll let you get on and start reading, The Hideous Ecstasy Of Fear: Diamond Dogs 40 Years On.

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Father and son top BFI British sci-fi poll

on November 28, 2014

 

“I remember Sam ’cos he was like me”

 

The UK’s British Film Institute (BFI) recently published a list of what they consider to be the ten greatest British sci-fi films.

As good as that list is, they then asked members to vote for the films they thought had been overlooked.

 

Here’s the list of winners published today.

 

Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)

Brazil (Terry Gilliam, 1985)

Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007)

The Quatermass Xperiment (Val Guest, 1955)

Zardoz (John Boorman, 1974)

Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla, 1960)

Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

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NHC at #1 on Official UK Vinyl Album Chart

on November 28, 2014

 

“You got me spinning, baby“

 

David Bowie fans in the UK created the perfect thanksgiving gift for their man yesterday, with the news from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) that Nothing has changed - The Very Best of David Bowie is at #1 on the Official UK Vinyl Album Chart.

Here’s a bit from the BPI press release:

 

“The best-selling vinyl album of the year to date is ‘AM’ by Arctic Monkeys, although the current Official Vinyl Chart No.1 for this landmark week is, perhaps fittingly, the David Bowie best of – ‘Nothing Has Changed’, just ahead of Pink Floyd’s first album in 20 years,

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Bowie/Sukita TIME exhibition in Tokyo next week

on November 27, 2014

 

“Time, is waiting in the wings”

 

Tomoya Kumagai has been in touch with details of a short run exhibition launching in Tokyo next Thursday (December 4): TIME - David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita.

The exhibition runs till the following Tuesday (December 9) and it is free to attend.

Here’s the official announcement from Tomoya with links to both English and Japanese versions of the TIME website.

 

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TIME - David Bowie by Masayoshi Sukita

 

Photographer Masayoshi Sukita, who has shot photographs of David Bowie for more than 40 years,

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Mike Garson biography due in December

on November 26, 2014

 

“They tell me, “Garson, we want you...””

 

The long-awaited Bowie’s Piano Man: The Life Of Mike Garson By Clifford Slapper, is published by Fantom Books in the UK on December 8, 2014.

 

• First-ever biography of Mike Garson, long-term pianist with David Bowie, who has played on 19 Bowie albums. If you take account of number of live appearances, number of recordings and length of time from first until most recent work with Bowie, then Garson is easily Bowie's most prolific band member.

• Book contains interviews with many fellow Bowie musicians and producers, including Tony Visconti, Earl

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