And the stars look very different today
Space Oddity : Washington Post : 10/29/01 The re-release, after 25 years in the wilderness, of "Innocence and Despair : The Langley Schools Music Project", an album of cover songs by kids from rural British Columbia, was inspired by "the Langley kids' 1976 take on David Bowie's "Space Oddity." ..... The backing music was genuinely spooky, with rhythm provided by the quavering, tremolo-enhanced downstroke of an electric guitar, and the "liftoff" noise supplied by running a bottle down the neck of a steel guitar. And the voices: The kids gave Bowie's account of a doomed astronaut an eerie dissonance." "The backing arrangement is astounding", Bowie said in a statement. "Coupled with the earnest if lugubrious vocal performance you have a piece of art that I couldn't have conceived of, even with half of Colombia's finest export products in me." You can listen online, here.
The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell : Chigaco Film Festival : Oct 2001 "The 37th Chicago International Film Festival awarded the Gold Hugo for Best Feature film to Catherine Breillat?s FAT GIRL for its " fearless and uncompromising examination of sexual awakening."" The soundtrack features "The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell".
Heroes : Q : Nov 2001 The latest Q magazine subscription special offer includes a copy of a double CD : "Anthems". If you subscribe for six months, you receive the CD which includes "Heroes" as the first track on CD 2.
Heroes : Variety : 10/25/01 At a recent gig at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, Travis were joined by the opening act, Remy Zero, for a cover of "Heroes". Travis's love of Bowie is becoming increasingly well known, as Blammo told us last week. (11/02/01 NEWS: TRAVIS DO 'DUDES' LATER ON...ON 'LATER').