Fanatic. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? It is obvious that everyone passes away but some people are larger than life and when they eventually leave, it’s almost science fiction. A world without David Bowie is simply less artistic, less mysterious, less musical. We are very lucky to have the records he made. If you get a chance, Fanatic, please check out Blackstar, the man’s last album. It is beautiful as it is haunting and sad. I played it three times in one day in Bristol UK after I got the news of his passing. I want to play it again but I feel too beaten up to face it right now.
Any death is a loss and I would not say that one is bigger than another. That being said, sometimes, someone leaves and the whole world takes notice. That is the case with Mr. David Bowie.
I am damn sorry that this show is pre-taped and we will be unable to bring you a show that you deserve, one where we could immerse ourselves in the man’s amazing music. How about this, let’s do it in February.
I am on tour for the next few weeks but will be back and we will not only pay our respects to Mr. Bowie, but our good pal Lemmy.
At least we have a little Bowie music for this show. The rest of the tunes are good as well. As always, we hope you dig the show.
Hang onto yourself and STAY FANATIC!!!
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02. Scientist- Rubber Foot / Introducing Scientist
03. The Alan Vega Trio – Do Not Do Not / Cubist Blues
04. Kim & Leanne – Rude Embryos / True West
05. Thin Lizzy – Wild One / UK Tour ’75
06. Les Fleurs de Mal – Sweet, Sweet Satan / We’re Loud: 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns
07. Wolf Eyes – Twister Nightfall / I Am a Problem
08. Velvet Underground – The Black Angel’s Death Song (mono) / The Velvet Underground
09. Thin Lizzy – Half Caste / Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels
10. Soviet Valves – Crossover Angst / Ninety To The Dozen
11. Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger / Emotional Mugger
12. Sunn 0))) – She Played Such Music, Flowers Blossomed (Kannon 2 alt mix) / Kannon
01. King Tubby & Prince Jammy – Breaking Up Dubwise / Dub Gone 2 Crazy
02. Spectres – Where Flies Sleep / Dying
03. MC5 – Call Me Animal / Back In The USA
04. The Misfits – Where Eagles Dare / Box Set
05. Die Cheerleader – Evil Poppin’ Eye / Filth By Association
06. David Bowie – Changes / Hunky Dory
07. Einstürzende Neubauten – Tan-Ze-Dub / Kalte Sterne
08. The Fall – City Dweller / Middle Class Revolt
09. Deadboy & The Elephantmen – What The Stars Have Eaten / We Are Night Sky
10. Love of Diagrams – Story Up / Rice Is Nice Mixtape Vol. 03
11. Lost Sounds – Tronic Graveyard / Rat’s Brains & Microchips
12. The Present Moment – The Distance Between Us / Loyal To A Fault
13. Angie – Breathing In Blue / Free Agent
14. J. Mascis – Too Deep / Several Shades of Why
15. Wolfgang Reichmann – Himmelblau / Wunderbar