Black BOWIE Music Matters – Coming Soon… Tribute Album ‘MODERN LOVE’

11 January 2021

Album: MODERN LOVE – David Bowie tribute LP
Label: Barely Breaking Even (UK)
Out: 28 May 2021

Label executive (and DJ) Drew McFadden about the project: “I felt that the connection between Bowie and R&B, jazz, funk, gospel and all things soulful, had never really been
explored before — at least not so much in covers, which tend to lean more towards rock and pop. Certainly, there’s been plenty of Bowie covers over the years, but none that have really tapped into what seems to have been a big part of his core musical style and direction.”

Artists: Khruangbin, Helado Negro, Jeff Parker, L’Rain, Bullion,
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Meshell Ndegeocello
, and more.

First taster is by famous, female Minneapolis
twin sister R & B duo We Are KING (formerly King).
They picked Bowie‘s massive hit Space Oddity to cover.

Their version is floating in a the-stars-are-out-tonight
galaxy. Like a starry-eyed dream in motion. A beauty…

We Are KING: Facebook
BBE Music: Website

DAVID BOWIE Topped UK Singles Charts For The First Time With A Re-Release Of ‘SPACE ODDITY’ In 1975…

Knockouts from the past

10 November 2019

DAVID BOWIE released his breakthrough single SPACE ODDITY – inspired by Stanley Kubrick‘s film 2001: A Space Odyssey – 50 years ago, on 11 July 1969. It was specifically planned to be out just before the first moon landing, the day after, on 20 July. It hit the
top five of the British charts but became an even greater success in 1975, upon a re-release as part of a maxi-single. Despite a series of previous top singles, this re-issue became Bowie‘s very first UK No. 1 single on 10 Nov 1975, 44 years ago.

Ground control to Major Tom

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook


DAVID BOWIE Released ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 50 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

11 July 2019


DAVID BOWIE released his breakthrough single SPACE ODDITY this day 50 years ago,
on 11 July 1969. It was specifically planned to be out just before the first moon landing,
on 20 July, but it only became a massive hit when it was re-released later in the year in the UK (but not until 1973 in the US). The song was also the opening track of his 2nd self-titled longplayer. Happy birthday Major Tom

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook


DAVID BOWIE Recorded Breakthrough Single ‘SPACE ODDITY’ 50 Years Ago…


20 June 2019


Today 50 years ago the late great genius DAVID BOWIE recorded his legendary,
first-rate masterstroke SPACE ODDITY this day 50 years ago, on 20 June 1969. It
came out as a single on 11 July 1969 and featured as the opening track of his 2nd
self-titled longplayer. It made Bowie a worldwide mega star.

Here’s that timeless, magnificent and towering coup de maître…

DAVID BOWIE: Website – Facebook


THE FLAMING LIPS – The Greatest Rock And Fairy Tale Show On Earth…


THE FLAMING LIPS – Roma Venue – Antwerp, Belgium – 3 February 2017


The last time I saw THE FLAMING LIPS, the eccentric Oklahoma psychedelia adventurers perform, was in 2006 in my hometown Ghent (Belgium), after the release of their eleventh album ‘At War With the Mystics’. Back then their shows were already fascinating, carnival-like events but what I witnessed last Friday in Antwerp was beyond imagination. Like a
once in a lifetime eye-catching, highly dazzling and unworldly sonic fairy tale. The whole theatrical extravaganza started with a monumental rendition of ‘Race for the Prize’ while the audience exploded in joy when the venue got filled with big multi-colored balloons, a massive confetti rain and a mind-boggling light spectacle on stage. From then on glamour & glitter magician Wayne Coyne conducted the extraordinary happening, backed by his fabulous orchestra, from one highlight to another and he transferred us all instantly into his fantastical galaxy for two thrilling hours. What I, and the deliriously euphoric crowd, experienced along the magical journey, musically and visually, is actually hard to describe.

This fan’s footage from the same show in London will give you an idea / confetti cannons at 3.25

Fact is that the overwhelming mix of phantasy injected symphonies selected from their outstanding and extensive – three and half decades – repertoire (with the moody and reflective Oczly Mlody as their newest achievement) was the ongoing, ecstatic heartbeat of the concert, that gave significance and purpose to the grotesque, bombastic and epic spectacle where demons and dragons try to infiltrate but just have no chance to survive. The Lips‘ phenomenally psychedelic and sixties romanticism injected music is the perfect soundtrack for the swirling succession of visual extravaganza: enormous light-up gongs, gigantic dancing eyeballs, giant aliens and goblins puppets, an inflatable rainbow, surreal knight Coyne riding a unicorn with a neon mane into the hall and rolling over the crowd in his giant plastic ball singing David Bowie’s Space Oddity with a delirious choir of 2500…

… on the other hand, the very last song of the greatest rock and fairytale show on earth was ‘Do You Realize (that everyone you know someday will die)??’ and brought all spectators back to the hard laws of reality and life. And the future looks really dark if you think about this new era of reborn egoism and human intolerance that is created recently by sickly narcissistic political leaders such as idiot Trump & his dangerous buddy Putin. Thank you Flaming Lips for letting me dream now and then and still believe there’s always hope…

Massive confetti rain…

Wayne in Wonderland…

Knight Coyne on his unicorn…

Major Tom…

The stars look very different today…

Big friend…

Somewhere over the rainbow…

The one and only fairy tale King…

(all concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)