NME Under The Influence
Those of you that study the small print, may already have noticed some clues to the above headline in this week's NME (Issue dated 25th November). In their advert for next week's publication (2nd December) there is mention of "The most influential bands in the world ever!", which "The most influential music paper in the world" are celebrating with a free cover-mounted CD. Closer inspection reveals the name DAVID BOWIE as one of the artists with a track on said disc.
In yet another BowieNet coup, we can reveal the complete track-listing for the CD, but more importantly, we can also tell you the name of the artist that NME have an exclusive interview with next week. They have announced the interview rather teasingly with the words: "EXCLUSIVE! The Most Influential Artist Of All Time speaks!", with no further clue as to who that person might be. Well, of course you wouldn't be reading it here if that artist wasn't David Bowie.
Over the last year or so, NME have asked all of their celebrity guests who they consider to be the most influential artist of all time, and the clear favourite of all the finest rock stars of today is the former Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, Thin White Duke, etc...David Bowie! Click on the names below to take you to quotes from just three of the artists who have felt the influence of David Bowie:
We will post more quotes from Bowie-influenced stars next week, along with the aforementioned NME interview. Congratulations to David yet again for recognition of his importance by the people still making the vital music of our times. Meanwhile, go here for a world-exclusive listing of that NME Under The Influence Top Ten.
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)