January 26, 2016 Playlist

Have a Rotten 60th birthday, Johnny!
John Joseph Lydon aka Johnny Rotten
and tribute to Bowie
David Bowie 2016
"The Man Who Sold The World" by David Bowie (1970)
David Bowie "The Man Who Sold The World"  1970 (UK)
David Bowie passed away at the beginning of the year, just two days after the release of his final album. He has been widely hailed as a trailblazing artist whose influence went far beyond music, but for the purposes of this show that's what we're going to concentrate on. After releasing an unusual, twee pop album around 1967, Bowie's career really began with his second LP, released in 1969 and featuring the classic track "Space Oddity", rightfully acclaimed as one of the epochal recordings of the rock era. His next album was our CAOTW, an album which is mainly recalled due to the controversial gender-bending cover photo of David reclining on a couch in a dress (for the more conservative American market, the photo was replaced with a cartoonish cowboy painting). The "Glam Rock" era which Bowie helped create was still a couple years away, but in 1970 he was already moving away from the artsy hippie balladry of his earlier recordings towards a futuristic hard rock sound with increasingly theatrical concepts. Sold The World lacked any hit songs, thus is a somewhat overlooked record from Bowie's formative period. His next LP Hunky Dory begins with the hit "Changes," and from there on he was consistently on the charts for more than a decade. Bowie continued to release albums every couple years up until 2003, at which time he took ten years off, before returning with two solid efforts in The Next Day (2013) and his intriguing final statement, blackstar (2016). 
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
David BowieSuffragette CityThe Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars1972UK
Iggy & The StoogesRaw PowerRaw Power (mixed by David Bowie)1973USA
The Sex PistolsAnarchy In The U.K.Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
HawkwindSilver MachineA-side 7" single1972UK
Public Image Ltd. Know NowWhat The World Needs Now... (N)2015 (PiL Official)UK
Public Image Ltd.Homealbum1986UK
Talking HeadsNew FeelingTalking Heads 771977USA
Meat PuppetsEnchanted Pork FistUp On The Sun1984USA
The ReplacementsHaydayHootenanny1983USA
The Dead KennedysPolice TruckGive Me Convenience Or Give Me Death (compilation LP)1987USA
The Sex PistolsGod Save The QueenNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
Public Image Ltd.AlbatrossMetal Box (Second Edition)1979UK
David BowieWidth Of A CircleThe Man Who Sold The World
David BowieThe Man Who Sold The WorldThe Man Who Sold The World
David Bowie blackstarblackstar (N)2016 (ISO/Columbia)UK
Lou ReedSatellite Of Love (David Bowie backup vocals)Transformer1972USA
TelevisionLittle Johnny Jewel (live)The Blow-Uprec. 1978, rel. 1982
Band Of SusansChild Of The Moon (The Rolling Stones)The Peel Sessions EPrec. 1988, rel. 1992
Dinosaur Jr.Quicksand (David Bowie)Whatever's Cool With Me EP1991
Children of Leir Drowned In FearChildren Of Leir EP (N)2015 (Return To Disorder)UK
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Infinite RiseQuarters! (N)2015 (Flightless/Castle Face)Australia
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Cold CadaverPaper Mache Dream Balloon (N)2015 (ATO)Australia
Apprentice Destroyer Chrome TempleGlass Ceiling Universe (N)2015 (Castle Face)USA
Sean SmithHuge Fluid FreedomHuge Fluid Freedom2011
Fuzz IIFuzz II (N)2015 (In The Red)USA
The Sex PistolsPretty VacantNever Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols1977UK
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