Rock 'N' Roll Suicide : NME : 07/27/01 Black Box Recorder confirmed details of a new compilation titled 'The Worst Of Black Box Recorder'. The album, released on September 10 contains B-sides, rarities, covers and remixes as well as the four videos the band have made in their career. The covers on the album include David Bowie's 'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide'. This is what the band had to say about the cover when it was released as a B side last year. "It's the best song ever written. It's one of Sarah's favourite Bowie tracks and the chord sequence at the end is a right old challenge. Sarah though she was going to do a Bowie belter but decided to do it completely deadpan."
Bowie on MTV : The Guardian : 07/22/01 From an article about the 20th anniversary of MTV. When I were a lad, I heard Marc Bolan or David Bowie on my tiny transistor radio and occasionally saw pictures of them in magazines. Once a week, if I was lucky, I saw these exotic androgynes on Top of the Pops and - until my mother came in and snapped the TV off - felt the authentic thrill of der verboten . Now my kid flips between 10 different music channels that pump out vids round the clock. A veritable shopping arcade of sounds and styles (riffs, clothes, hairstyles, attitudes, gestures) is accessible to him in a way that would have been unimaginable to a T. Rex fan in 1971.(Barney Hoskyns)
and from a review of the 20 year highlights, same article. 1982 : The channel start their famous 'I want my MTV' ad campaign. Mick Jagger is the first star to utter the words, followed by Pete Townsend, David Bowie and Pat Benatar.
You've Got a Habit of Leaving : Sunday Times : 07/22/01 As Blammo mentioned (08/01/01 NEWS: ALL SAINTS AND MORE IN RECORD COLLECTOR) this track is featured on 'Nuggets II', the 4 CD box set currently on release. This set was also featured as Record Of The Week in last week's Sunday Times, and David's track was chosen as one of the highlights.
Bowie/Bolan Style : The Guardian : 07/27/01 From a summary of the nominees for this year's Mercury Prize. Turin Brakes : ....However, beneath their traditional radio-friendly chimings, a spikiness lurks and Future Boy ("My friends are all junkies, but they're still my friends") even hints at a Bowie/Bolan-style futurist realism.
"David and Mick" : Q : Summer 2001 Check out page 86 of the current edition of Q magazine, for U2's take on "that" famous photograph.
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