Big Albums Released This Day In 1973 (2) And 1979

Back in time…

13 April 2021

Artist: DAVID BOWIE
8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
Album: ALADDIN SANE – 6th LP
Released: 13 April 1973 – 48 years ago today

Notes: Recorded with his band The Spiders from Mars.
Partly thanks to the mega-hit ‘The Jean the Genie’ the album
topped the UK charts.

Rolling Stone wrote: “Aladdin is grander, more produced:
David is more than ever more mastermind than participant.
Aladdin’s very eclecticism makes it less exposed, conceptually,
than Ziggy.”

Stream here…

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DAVID BOWIE: All Albums

Artist: BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
Album: CATCH A FIRE (means: ‘Burn In Hell’) – 5th LP
Released: 13th April 1973 – 48 years ago today

Notes: 2 songs written by Peter Tosh, 7 by Marley.
The cover sleeve depicted a Zippo lighter. At first
the LP wasn’t a great success at all on release. But
after The Wailers toured the US and the UK in
support of the record sales exploded.

BBC Music said: “Reggae, up until this point, was a niche genre,
bought in the UK by ex-pat West Indians. It was even less widespread
in the States. Catch A Fire changed all that. Without it Bob Marley would
never have become a figurehead and no one outside of the Caribbean
would have heard of Bunny Wailer or Peter Tosh either. For this alone
Chris Blackwell should be canonised.”

Stream here…

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BOB MARLEY: All Albums

Band: THIN LIZZY
Album: BLACK ROSE: A LEGEND – 9th LP
Released: 13 April 1979 – 42 years ago today

Notes: Peaked at #2 in the UK. The first full
album with Gary Moore. The track/single ‘Sarah
was about his newborn daughter.

All Music wrote: “Thin Lizzy’s last true classic album,
and their “most musically varied, accomplished, and
successful studio album.”

Stream here…

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THIN LIZZY: All Albums

Back From Never Being Away – Here’s SPIZZENERGI With Electrifying BOWIE Cover

15 January 2021

Steamy British combo SPIZZENERGI, formed in 1979 and led by vocalist and
guitarist Kenneth Spiers aka SPIZZ left an everlasting impression in their first years
with new-punk-wave crackers such as Where’s Captain Kirk? and Soldier Solider.

They also were infamous for changing the band’s name every year, subsequent
names including Athletico Spizz 80, Spizzoil and The Spizzles.

But it’s all about SpizzEnergi again for a while now. Today they unleashed a David
Bowie
cover. Their take on the late genius’ 2013 love song Valentine’s Day (from
The Next Day album) honors the Thin White Duke greatly with an electrifying and
high-energetic buzz and fuzz drive. Captain Kirk is back in time for a Feast of Saint
Valentine
party. Love is in the air!

Tune in here…

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SPIZZENERGI: Facebook

DAVID BOWIE – His Single ‘HOLY HOLY’ Came Out 50 Years Ago Today

15 January 2021

Artist: DAVID BOWIE
Single: HOLY HOLY
B-side: Black Country Rock

Released: 15 January 1971 – 50 years ago today
It didn’t chart, God knows why.

Note: A different version of the song was recorded
in the same year for The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
And The Spiders From Mars
LP but was dropped from
the album before the release. God knows why.

Holy Bowie…

DAVID BOWIE: Website

Where Are You Now?

Reveries for the laziest day of the week…

10 January 2021

As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s fire


As long as there’s me
As long as there’s you

DAVID BOWIE: Website

‘THIS IS NOT AMERICA’ – Happy 74 DAVID BOWIE

8 January 2021

Artists: DAVID BOWIE with
jazz band Pat Metheny Group

Single: THIS IS NOT AMERICA
From the soundtrack of the 1985
movie The Falcon And The Snowman

Released: February 1985
Score: #14 in the UK / #32 in the US

David Bowie would have turned 74 today!
Born 8 January 1947. Happy B. Ziggy!

There was a time
A storm that blew so pure
For this could be the biggest sky
And I could have the faintest idea
For this is not America

Sha, la, la, la, la

DAVID BOWIE: Facebook

DURAN DURAN Pay Tribute To Eternal Rock Icon DAVID BOWIE With Goosebumps Cover Of ‘FIVE YEARS’

8 January 2021

David Robert Jones aka DAVID BOWIE was born on 8th January 1947. Happy B. to one
of the greatest and most loved icons in rock history. A genuine artist who changed the face and sound of music several times. Unfortunately, the man who fell to earth 74 years ago, left this big blue marble five years ago, on 10th January 2016.

Countless fans, artists, friends, and of course, his widow and
son will honor the Thin White Duke today and the next day(s).

One of Bowie‘s lifelong admirers is Simon LeBon, the frontman and face of glamorous
pop new-wavers Duran Duran. They’ll join a long line of other musicians who will be performing a live-streamed tribute show tonight called A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!

“My life as a teenager was all about David Bowie. He is the reason why I started writing songs. Part of me still can’t believe in his death five years ago, but maybe that’s because there’s a part of me where he’s still alive and always will be” says LeBon.

Ahead of the event tonight Duran Duran shared their take on FIVE YEARS, one of Bowie‘s most magnificent songs, the opening track of 1972 LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Their version is nothing less but stunning. A goosebumps performance.

Enjoy here…

The original

DAVID BOWIE: Website / DURAN DURAN: Website