Who: A couple and their lives, coming together to make humorous, surreal, post-modern music and imagery. Inventors of the genre “Sitcom-Core.” Purveyors of love and vulgarity.
TUTV: One of the weirdest longplayers I heard in a while. Weird in a pretty cool way
that is. These two Washington mavericks throw a spicy party not only for themselves but
also for everyone who wants to have a wicked ball, and to check out his/her worst dance moves with a kooky music mix of everything, eh, kooky and last but not least, to get drunk on Budweiser Light.
Video for ‘Cocktails and Dreams’
Expect synth-drum tunes played upside down (Rewind / Cocktail and Dreams / Every Episode), crippled disco stompers (Mr Ha Ha / Miami Would Bave Nice / Me Made It / Back Up), peppery punk punches (Blood Turkey / I Signed), daft song titles (Pass Gas in the Name of Kevin Costner / Tom Cruise is the Most Important Celebrity), helium voices, free spaghetti advice, no Bowie covers, a devil song (I Signed), and lots of other sonic and lyric claptrap.
Half of the songs are no longer than Ramones flare-ups, so you’ll need to press the repeat button on… repeat to keep the party going until you have no clue what actually happened.
Genial musical chameleonDAVID BOWIE (1947-2016) released his 25th longplayer, named THE NEXT DAY on 8 March 2013, 10 years ago today. An astounding accomplishment so late in his incredible career (followed by his final tour de force Blackstar in 2016). It’s in my Bowie albums top-10 and still regularly on my headphones.
The Guardian (UK newspaper) wrote: “Provoking, strange and filled with great songs. The Next Day offers what you might call an index of Bowiean obsessions… The Next Day isn’t the equal of Bowie’s 70s work: but then, the man himself might reasonably argue, what is? Perhaps it’s destined to be remembered more for the unexpected manner in which it was announced than its contents. That doesn’t seem a fair fate for an album that’s thought-provoking, strange and filled with great songs. Listening to The Next Day makes you hope it’s not a one-off, that his return continues apace: no mean feat, given that listening to a new album by most of his peers makes you wish they’d stick to playing the greatest hits.” Score: 4/5.
SINGLES/CLIPS:Where Are You Now / The Stars (Are Out Tonight) /
The Next Day / Valentine’s Day
– WHERE ARE WE NOW –
Released on his 66th birthday
8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016
Creativity, inventivity, innovativity
3 keywords for a genuine starman
His impact was/is massive & eternal
Here are TURN UP THE VOLUME’s
five fav DAVID BOWIE masterpieces…
LOW – Released 14 January 1977
Spectacular sound and far-reaching vision… Listen
“HEROES” – 14 October 1977
Legendary beauties and fascinating beasts… Listen
SCARY MONSTERS (and SUPER CREEPS) – Released: 12 September 1980
Junky Major Tom’s electrifying fashion… Listen
THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS OF MARS
Alien Ziggy Starman‘s moonage daydreams…
Released: 16 June 1972 Listen
THE NEXT DAY – Released 8 March 2013
Where are you now?… Listen