All the young dudes, Carry the news...
Despite the fact that we haven't posted for almost a week, there really hasn't been much to report on the Bowie front. 'American Dream' by P. Diddy and the Bad Boy Family featuring David Bowie as featured on the 'Training Day' soundtrack (already out in the US) is released in the UK today, and the promised competition to win copies of the CD will go ahead sometime this week.
Also Travis release their rousing live rendition of 'All The Young Dudes' today, as a bonus track on CD1 of new single 'Side'. Recorded at their Glasgow Barrowlands gig back in June, 'All The Young Dudes' features lead vocals by Travis's biggest Bowie fan Douglas Payne. Dougie first began to appreciate the music of David Bowie at the tender age of six, so Susans doesn't have the only claim to the youngest Bowie fan crown. Here's an excerpt from Dougie's recollection of that very first Bowie moment:
"My first musical memory is, being made to sing 'Bye Bye Baby' (the Bay City Rollers), by 2 of my older sisters. A slightly more pleasant memory is my sister Gill playing me Hunky Dory by David Bowie when I was about 6. It was the first album I ever listened to, and I was immediately smitten. I was lucky to grow up with a sister in the next room who had very good taste in music. Years later I would buy albums by the Beatles and Bowie, and wonder how I knew all the words."
You can hear a 30 second snippet of 'All The Young Dudes' by going here.