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April 24, 2014
by Egil

Today: David Bowie released Diamond Dogs in 1974, 40 years ago

 When this came out in 1974, it was roundly dismissed as Ziggy Stardust’s last strangled gasp. In hindsight, Diamond Dogs is marginally more worthwhile; its resigned nihilism inspired interesting gloom and doom from later goth and industrial acts such as … Continue reading

March 18, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: Iggy Pop released The Idiot in 1977

The Idiot is the debut solo album by Iggy Pop. It was the first of two LPs released in 1977 which Pop wrote and recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. Although issued after Low, the opening installment of Bowie’s so-called … Continue reading

January 23, 2014
by Egil

Today the late Django Reinhardt was born in 1910, 104 years ago

 Jazz attracted me because in it I found a formal perfection and instrumental precision that I admire in classical music, but which popular music doesn’t have. ~Django Reinhardt— Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
by Egil

Today: David Bowie released “Low” in 1977, 37 years ago

The record company begged Bowie not to release Low, but it became a surprise hit and holds up today as one of his most intense and influential albums, inspiring two excellent Berlin trilogy sequels, Heroes (1977) and the insanely underrated … Continue reading

January 8, 2014
by Hallgeir

Today: David Bowie is 67 Happy Birthday

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie David Robert Jones (born 8 January 1947), known by his stage name David Bowie, record producer and arranger. A major figure for over four decades … Continue reading

December 25, 2013
by Hallgeir

Best albums of 2013 number 25 to 16

AS 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to look back on the last 12 months in music and as tradition goes, this involves the unveiling of our 25 Best Albums Of The Year – as always, it has been … Continue reading

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