Here is an account of the rockin' Italian BowieBash!
"This ain't rock'n'roll?This is GENOCIDE!", screamed Bluvertigo's frontman Morgan right after stepping onstage at 11.30 pm. This is how the 4th Bowie Bash began at the Rock CafÃ‚Â¶ in Mussolente, near Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza). The band paid tribute to David Bowie with the second gig of their european "Electric Live" tour, which consisted in an hour and a half-long setlist featuring material from their three studio records, plus a special encore featuring the group's own rendition of the Thin White Duke's "Fame". The cover - as well as the entire set - was performed with high energy and electricity, and the whole show shifted Bluvertigo's sophisticated studio style towards a more raw and funky direction which deeply satisfied the nearly 2.000 members in the audience.
After the gig, the party continued in the other half of the Rock CafÃ‚Â¶. The main disco floor was filled with sounds from the seventies, particularly from the glam era, heavily featuring DB songs as well as material by fellow rockers Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and many others. The party was also embellished with a great screen showing many Bowie videos plus a variety of related movies - from an Andy Warhol's Factory documentary to Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" (which deeply influenced the creation of Ziggy and the Spiders' characters).
A nearby smaller room was transformed in a little museum of Bowie memorabilia, including many beautiful pictures from different concerts during the Outside and Earthling tours, original Bowie paintings and a collection of rare vinyl records.This musical marathon ended at 4 am with the powerful Bowie/Placebo rendition of T. Rex's classic "20th Century Boy". See ya all next year?
big thanks to FRANCESCO CIPRESSO!