"Come on Slicky, you've got me, Bob and Mark... How about Courtney too?
Earl Slick, Robert Smith, Mark Plati, David Bowie and Courtney Taylor-Taylor
backstage at last year's Meltdown festival. Photograph by Total Blam Blam.
Constantly, fervently, firmly, Revolutionary...
David Bowie has co-written a brand new track for Earl Slick's soon-to-be-released album, which has a working title of Newfs*. The song is called Isn't It Evening/The Revolutionary and the good news is that David has provided the vocals on this recording.
The Mark Plati produced album features other Bowie cohorts such as Sterling Campbell on a couple of tracks, and Mike Garson on another. Obviously Mr Plati, apart from producing, has some considerable musical input too.
Other guest vocalists include: Royston Langdon of Spacehog, Summer Rose, formerly of The Snapdragons and Martha Davis of The Motels. Singer Robert Smith also makes an appearance on a reworking of The Cure's classic, A Forest.
The album is due on Sanctuary records, and we'll give you more info as we get it.
* Dog lovers among you may know that the term Newf is an affectionate name given to