Thursday, December 13, 2012

All About Bowie

    As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I saw the 1986 movie Something Wild again recently and was struck by how good The Feelies were as the high school reunion band - especially their cover of David Bowie's Fame.  In addition to sending me on a Feelies listening binge, I also started listening to more Bowie, and, of course, more Bowie covers.   The pickings were a little slim - especially given how many Bowie tribute albums there are - but I consider that a testament to Bowie rather than an indictment of his songwriting.  There's some interesting interpretations (starting with M. Ward's version of Let's Dance) as well as some nice straightforward covers (Culture Club's take on Starman).  Disc Two comes next week.


Let's Dance M. Ward
After All Ventilator
The Gospel According to Tony Day Edwyn Collins
John, I'm Only Dancing Vivian Girls
Suffragette City The Get Up Kids
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) Ex-Voto
Fame Dennis Coffey
The Sun Machine (Memory Of A Free Festival) Mercury Rev
Fall in Love With Me Guy Chadwick
Drive in Saturday Teacher and the Pets
The Bewley Brothers Sister Crayon
Heroes TV On The Radio


rogue46 said...

Glad to hear you're a Feelies fan. Glen Mercer is my brother.

Ishkabibliophile said...


Very cool. Are they planning on a doing another album at some point?