Takes me right back...
Ever been on your way to a Bowie quiz night and not had room to pack Nick Pegg's excellent and exhaustive, yet weighty and cumbersome, 640-paged: The Complete David Bowie?
Well, now help is at hand with that other DB, David Buckley's handy pocket-sized: David Bowie - The Complete Guide To His Music. Here's what it says about the 160-paged little beauty on the conveniently dimensioned 180mm x 110mm (That's approx 7" x 4.3" for the imperielists among you) back cover:
The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of David Bowie.
An album by album, track by track, examination of every song released by Bowie from his early work, through the Ziggy Stardust era, the Eno/Berlin trilogy, Tin Machine, right up to Heathen and Reality.
* An album by album, track by track analysis
* Information on when and where the music was recorded
* Details of reissues and all the compilation albums
* Special section on DVDs and videos
* A track index for easy reference
* Sixteen page colour section
The book has existed in even smaller editions before now, but this latest update brings this ideal reference bang up to date. Guaranteed to break the ice at parties, we have five copies of David Bowie - David Bowie - The Complete Guide To His Music to give-away to a similar amount of BowieNetters, courtesy of Omnibus Press.
Mr Buckley has been a busy boy of late, his most recent publication is the excellent
Q1 - In June 1972, Roxy Music supported David Bowie for the first time where and when?
Q2 - David Bowie recorded which Roxy Music song and what two official albums did it appear on?
Q3 - A former Roxy Music member has worked on four David Bowie studio albums. Name the albums and the man.
Q4 - Aforementioned former Roxy Music member thanked David on one of his own solo albums. Name the album.
Q5 - In August 1972, Roxy Music supported David Bowie for his Ziggy Stardust presentation at which famous London venue?
There ya go... not too hard I hope.
I'm going to run this competition until midnight on Tuesday UK time so that any UK winners may get a copy in time to swot up for the
Send your five answers to me at TotalBlamBlam@davidbowie.com with a subject line of "Bowie/Roxy". If you're a winner, you may get your prize sooner if you supply your postal name and address in your entry.
Usual rules apply, only one entry per member...must send from BowieNet account or supply user name, etc. Blah, blah, blah.