Saturday, January 23, 2016

David Bowie (1947-2016) Shows # 596 & # 597

On January 10th, 2016 just two days after his 69th birthday David Bowie passed away after a battle with cancer. On January 8th Blackstar, Bowie’s 25th full-length album was released. For this album he experimented with elements of jazz and hip hop, among other influences. Blackstar was produced by long time producer Tony Visconti in secret, as was his previous album The Next Day. Many of the themes on Blackstar deal with a man battling his own mortality and fittingly the two music videos released for this album, “Blackstar” and “Lazarus” also reflect these themes. David Bowie was known for his ever evolving and changing characters/fashion that reflected the music he was creating. His perhaps best-known ones were Ziggy Stardust used in conjunction with the highly influential glam rock sound created with Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars in the early 1970s, his Thin White Duke period where he experimented with soul and funk and the Berlin Trilogy from 1976-1979 where he delved into electronic and Avant-garde sounds.

In the 80s Bowie drifted towards a pop and new wave sound, from 1989-1991 he formed the hard rock band Tin Machine, he continued making music as a solo artist in the 90s/2000s and in 2003 he released Reality. This would follow with a retirement from touring in 2004. He would not release another album for ten years. David Bowie was a highly influential musician and artist that has also acted in several movies such as The Man Who Fell To Earth, Labyrinth and The Prestige. His influence on music was vast. David Bowie was never afraid to try something different, never afraid to go to different places musically. Perhaps this is what people identify with, Bowie’s fearlessness in his approach to music. He was a true artist and in 1998 he was even part of an elaborate hoax of the invented artist Nat Tate. David Bowie has released approximately 121 singles and 25 full-length albums, not counting compilation albums. Blackstar became his first number one album on Billboard Top 200 album charts in the US and 19 of his previously released albums appeared on the UK top 100 album charts during the week of January 22nd, 2016.

Show 596 Playlist:

1. Midge Ure - The Man Who Sold The Word
2. The Polecats - John, I”m Only Dancing
3. David Bowie - Queen Bitch
4. Green River - Queen Bitch
5. Beat Happening - Teenage Caveman
6. Rooms - You And The Wall
7. Paul Jacobs - Trippin’ In The Park
8. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs - Hold Me Close
9. Melted Faces - Hope Jamieson
10. Ricked Wicky - Jargon Of Clones
11. David Bowie - What In The World
12. David Bowie - Blackout
13. David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging
14. Papa Ghostface - The Devil Wants His Car Back
15. Neil Young - Look Out For My Love
16. The Sadies - It’s Nothing To Me
17. The Ramblin’ Ambassadors - Hairless Cat
18. Chair - Cloudscape
19. David Bowie - Hang On To Yourself
20. David Bowie - Cracked Actor
21. David bowie - Sue
22. David Bowi - Dollar Days
23. Frank Black - Old Black Dawning
24. Frank Black - Ten Percenter
25. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Autumn's Child

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for January 16. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

Show 597 Playlist:

1. The Rationals - I Gotta Go Now (Out On The Floor)
2. Pangea - Blue Mirror
3. White Fence - Pink Gorilla
4. Kim Gray - Slow Medication
5. Run With Kittens - Blow The Horn
6. Ty Segall - Squealer 2 (Squealer Man)
7. So Young - Speak Slow
8. James O-L & The Villains - The System
9. Nirvana - Swap Meet
10. Mudhoney - Need
11. Chelsea Wolfe - Demons
12. Iggy Pop - Gardenia
13. Woods - Sun City Creeps
14. Psychic Youth - Step In Time
15. Handsome Brutes - Guys Like Us
16. Public Image Limited - Low Life
17. PJ Harvey - The Wheel
18. Savages - Surrender
19. The I Spies - Talkshow
20. The Evaporators - Brainwashed
21. Beliefs - Drown
22. Nervous Talk - Flush My Phone
23. Obits - I’m Closing In
24. The Outcasts - Magnum Force
25. Young Rival - Let’s Get Together
26. David Bowie - TVC15

To download this weeks program, visit CJAM's schedule page for Revolution Rock and download the file for January 23. Or subscribe to Revolution Rock as a Podcast.

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