Singing old songs we loved...
Uncut magazine are focusing on the Ziggy/Aladdin Sane era for the next issue of the magazine. Normally with these specials, one can expect a front cover and twenty or so pages devoted to the subject...so let's hope this issue will be no exception.
One thing we can be certain about is a cover-mounted tribute CD of David Bowie songs called STARMAN, that will contain the following tracks:
01. Ian McCulloch: The Prettiest Star (exclusive to Uncut)
02. Edwyn Collins: The Gospel According To Tony Day (exclusive to Uncut)
03. Alejandro Escovedo: All The Young Dudes (exclusive to Uncut)
04. Langley Schools project: Space Oddity
05. Guy Chadwick: Fall In Love With Me
06. Peter Murphy: Funtime
07. The Polecats: John, I'm Only Dancing
08. Duran Duran: Diamond Dogs
09. Culture Club: Starman
10. The Gourds: Ziggy Stardust
11. The Divine Comedy: Life On Mars?
12. Blondie with Robert Fripp: "Heroes"
13. Six by Seven: "Helden"
14. Midge Ure/Ultravox: The Man Who Sold The World
15. The Associates: Boys Keep Swinging
16. Billy Mackenzie: The Secret Life Of Arabia
17. Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Rebel Rebel
This line-up is subject to change, but that's how it stands right now. For those of you wracking your brains to think of what David Bowie recordings contain the tracks 'Fall In Love With Me' and 'Funtime', well they are both songs originally released by Iggy Pop but co-written and performed on by David, from the albums 'Lust For Life' and 'The Idiot' respectively.
Needless to say, apart from the three tracks exclusive to Uncut and The Gourds, I already own all of these cover versions (and gazillions of others) but I reckon this CD will be worth the cover price for the exclusive tracks alone, particularly the Ian McCulloch and Edwyn Collins tracks... both of whom have admitted to being particularly big Bowie fans in their time.
Anyway, if there are any changes to the tracklisting we'll let you know. Uncut is on the shelves on February 6th.