Inspired by my current reading of David McCanddless’ Information is Beautiful, this is when and where Bowie recorded his amazing run of 1970s albums.
Two things of note. Bowie worked fast, most albums are finished in just two months. & interesting to see that only one album from the so-called Berlin Trilogy is recorded at Hansa Studio, Berlin.
La Dusseldorf – Viva, where krautrock, kosmische musik, elektronische musik meets post-punk. Bowie called La Düsseldorf “the soundtrack of the eighties”
Continuing the early electronic music theme into February. Harmonia Live.
January purchases continue into more of the inspiration for Low and Heroes.
Brian Eno – in the mid 70’s he’s the man on the cultural crossroads. The electronic gatekeeper. (The CD will have to suffice for now as original vinyl copies are dishearteningly expensive.)
January purchases continue the 1970’s theme.
Roxy Music – Country Life from 1974. Contemporaneous with Bowie’s Diamond Dogs.
Harmonia – Deluxe from 1975, contemporaneous with Young Americans. Some of the inspiration for the second side of Low and Heroes.
Listened to this in rotation with Blackstar a lot immediately after Bowie died.
Sad month, Bowie’s death prevalent.
A great compendium of a Bowie book, which should have the tagline BOWIE – Song By Song emblazoned on the cover. Based on Chris O’Leary’s amazing blog Pushing Ahead of the Dame, a real Bowie-phile labour of love, this book edits the entries and tightens up the prose. Absolutely recommended.