“Last night they loved you”
Singer/DJ and all-round diamond dog geezer, Boy George (@BoyGeorge), was joined by Grace Dent and David Hepworth for the second episode of Danny Baker’s Great Album Showdown on BBC4 last night.
With the previous evening’s category being Rock, the question posed by last night’s instalment was: “what makes a great pop album?”
As we mentioned before the show was broadcast, with Boy George as a guest there was always going to be just as healthy a dose of Bowie as there had been in the first episode. The Boy didn’t disappoint.
He mentioned Bowie at every turn, along with references to other great music that he found because of Bowie, such as Lou reed and Bob Dylan.
Hunky Dory was the first of three LPs he chose for the ‘Wall Of Sound’ that each of the three guests have to select albums for from their own collections.
The third and final instalment this evening has Baker and his three guests exploring the essential elements of a great R&B album. Could they make it a Bowie hat trick by discussing Young Americans?
Tune in to BBC4 at 9:00 this evening to find out and if you have access to the BBC’s iPlayer, you still have eleven days left to view the previous episodes.