Sly Stone – For Real (Demo)

I’ve recently been thinking a lot about my favorite albums from 2010, and it has certainly been an incredible year for music. Many fantastic albums have been released this year, as well as many pivotal re-issues (still waiting to get my hands on David Bowie’s “Station to Station” boxset). On the topic of reissues and … Continue reading

Bowie on Hitler, Dylan, Dean, Drugs & Love

(From Cameron Crowe’s infamous Playboy interview with David Bowie, circa September 1976.) BOWIE ON HITLER BOWIE: Rock stars are fascists. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars. PLAYBOY: How so? BOWIE: Think about it. Look at some of his films and see how he moved. I think he was quite as good as … Continue reading

The Velvet Underground & Nico & Bowie

BOWIE: “Everything I both felt and didn’t know about rock music was opened to me on one unreleased disc. The first track [“Sunday Morning”] glided by innocuously enough without really registering. However, from that point on and with the opening throbbing sarcastic bass and guitar of ‘I’m Waiting For The Man,’ the linchpin, the keystone … Continue reading

Dean & Bowie

I’m currently reading Bowie by Marc Spitz, and although I’m only a quarter way through it, it has already become one of my favorite biographies of all time. Not only does Spitz include vivid details about Bowie’s origins and career, but he also focuses on the British youth culture following post-WWII years into the 60’s, … Continue reading

Uncut Magazine: The Madness of The Thin White Duke

“Even at the remove of nearly 35 years, it’s hard to imagine Station to Station as an album that would solve problems for David Bowie. Rather, this is a work of uncomfortable contradictions: it contains American crooning and European drone, songs of devotion and occult practice, of devoted love, and cold betrayal. It throws down … Continue reading

The Thin White Duke in Grand Rapids, MI

–The Intersection (Grand Rapids, MI)

The Man Who Fell To Earth: Criterion Collection Strikes Again!

I recently purchased Criterion Collection’s revamped version of  Nicholas Roeg’s undervalued 1976 sci-fi masterpiece, The Man Who Fell To Earth. For those who are fans of David Bowie (especially Thin White Duke era Bowie), The Man Who Fell To Earth fulfils everything you could want out of a science fiction film starring a gaunt, coke … Continue reading

Bowie ’72 (Photography by Mick Rock)

-Unpublished photo of David Bowie at The Beverly Hills Hotel, 1972

The Thin White Duke

“Impeccably dressed in white shirt, black trousers and waistcoat, The Duke was a hollow man who sang songs of romance with an agonised intensity while feeling nothing, “ice masquerading as fire”. The persona has been described as an emotionless Aryan superman.” (David Bowie circa 1976) The Thin White Duke era of David Bowie’s career is by far … Continue reading