A recent chart entry in the UK was the latest in the Top of the Pops series of compilations from the BBC, imaginatively titled Top of the Pops 2. The second CD of this double set commences with David Bowie's 'Starman'...Nothing new to any self-respecting db fan you might say, but I had it on good authority (hallo Martyn) that this version was THE actual performance complete with live vocal from that BBC broadcast 28 years ago, the very broadcast in fact, that sent pubescent schoolgirls into spasms of sexual desire, and worse, pubescent schoolboys into shock the length and breadth of Britain as they began to doubt their own sexuality...apparently.
So the very next day I trotted of to my local CD emporium, with only the tiniest bit of doubt in my mind, seeing as my 'source' was normally so reliable. But alas on my return home I discovered the normal studio version that we all know and love, but already own at least 26 times. Still, all wasn't lost as the CD also contains my theme tune: Shania Twain's 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman'...If you're still not sure if that is reason enough to purchase the CD, go here for a full track listing.
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)