“Somebody plays my song in tune”
Extraordinary amount of press covering the current run of David Bowie is in Berlin. Pictured here are a few of the front covers, and as you’ve no doubt noticed our headline is the translation of the zittyBERLIN exclamation.
An interesting item came with the May issue of German Rolling Stone (http://smarturl.it/GermanRS) in the shape of a cover-mount CD accompanying the 8-page feature inside..
The CD features ten exclusive Bowie covers and very good it is too. Here’s the tracklisting...
DAVID BOWIE - RECOVERED
01 - Lambert – Art Decade
02 - King Khan & The Shrines – Suffragette City
03 - Chuckamuck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
04 - Erfolg – Fame
05 - Phia & Josh – As The World Falls Down
06 - Brace / Choir – Candidate (Demo Versions)
07 - Kool Thing – Station To Station
08 - Emika – Let’s Dance (Shoklee-Emikaized Version)
09 - Andrea Schroeder – “Helden” (Radio Edit)
10 - Mary Ocher – Where Are We Now?
We had the good fortune to attend the Berliner Festspiele Bowie Day last weekend, during which the majority of the bands on the CD performed at the evening gala on Sunday.
Below is the full line up of the presentation with bands marked thus* that played at the gala, but sadly weren’t on the CD.
Chuckamuck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide
Kool Thing – Station To Station
Auf – “Helden”
Lambert – Art Decade
Fashion show from the participants of the workshop “MGB Impuls²” of the Martin-Gropius-Bau.
Gemma Ray – The Man Who Sold The World *
Black Cracker – Changes *
Erfolg – Fame
Short video clip compilation of the social media action “Cover your favourite David Bowie song” View the full length videos here.
Mary Ocher – Where Are We Now?
Emika – Let’s Dance
Jemek Jemowit – DJ *
The ten artists played to a very appreciative audience and generally tried a different approach to the Bowie songs than you might expect.
We hope to bring you a more in-depth report with pictures shortly.