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The Amazing Isolated Drums of Dennis Davis, David Bowie’s Master Drummer, Revisited by Producer Tony Visconti

“Look Back in Anger” is an underrated Bowie song on an underrated Bowie album (Lodger) but it’s always been a favorite because of the fury and thunder of the backing band. And the MVP of that six person group is drummer Dennis Davis. A member of Roy Ayers’ jazz-funk group at first, he joined Bowie’s session/touring band during the Young Americans sessions and stayed through Scary Monsters. He’s that most perfect of drummers too: endlessly inventive, yet never gets in the way of the funk....
Tags: Google, Music, College, Davis, Brian Eno, Dennis, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Facebook Twitter, Adrian Belew, Visconti, KCRW, John Bonham, Bonhams, Roy Ayers, Hikaru


Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie


David Bowie’s “Heroes” Delightfully Performed by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Cover tunes are not tribute bands. The best covers don't aim to be carbon copies. They expand our concept of the original with an unexpected element or fresh lens. Would you believe me if I told you that the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s take on David Bowie’s "Heroes"—the second most covered tune in the late rocker’s canon—is even sexier than the original? No? Good. Nothing ever will be. It is, however, a compelling case for the power of multiple ukuleles. A single uke could o...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, NYC, College, Berlin, George Harrison, David Bowie, Mars, Brian Eno, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Visconti, Poisson Rouge


The 10 Favorite Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Despite living for only 37 years, and within that having a career that lasted for only fifteen, the German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder created so prolifically that his final list of accomplishments includes directing forty feature films, three shorts, and two television series, as well as appearing in 36 different roles as an actor — to say nothing of his works in other media and his considerable influence on subsequent generations of filmmakers around the world. Sheer productivity a...
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