DAVID BOWIE – 1947 – 2016

David Bowie at the Berlin Wall, 1987
Bowie at the Berlin Wall, 1987

David Bowie for people of a certain age, kids of the 80’s, was a constant icon, that was always around, in the background during that period. Loads of older kids said we had missed his best stuff in the 70’s, “when he was good” and loads of my friends went back and embraced his early albums. I disagree that the 70’s was his golden years, half fueled by nostalgia and probably parents own record collections, they were very, very good but he was much more than a 70’s icon that kind of hung around. Bowie always reinvented himself and turned his hand to new styles and directions. In the 80’s he did his biggest concerts and had the most global success. I loved his new stuff (Blackstar is really worth a listen) and felt that even in the 90’s he had something to say. This has been my favourite track for a while off the “Earthling” album.

Mike was quick to contact me and share some of these rare mixes of a favourite track, “Golden Years” -He had many golden years, a legend has left the building.

So from CD, which was released in 2011, the notes read

“To celebrate the 2010 re-issue of David Bowie’s classic album ‘Station to Station’, four DJs from Los Angeles public radio station KCRW, Jeremy Sole, Anthony Valadez, Eric J Lawrence and Chris Douridas, each remixed the album’s lead single, ‘Golden Years’.

All the mixes are quite laidback and respectful to the original with each DJ adding their own twist, even into reggae!

(Update -And the bloody links, my head was screwed yesterday!)



Virgin ‎– 5099902923321davidcov

1 Golden Years (Single Version) 3:27
2 Golden Years (Anthony Valadez KCRW Remix) 4:22
3 Golden Years (Eric J. Lawrence KCRW Remix) 3:11
4 Golden Years (Chris Douridas KCRW Remix) 4:25
5 Golden Years (Jeremy Sole KCRW Remix) 4:37

8 thoughts on “DAVID BOWIE – 1947 – 2016”

  1. Couldn’t agree more, he was hugely important to me throughout teenage and later years; his early stuff is great but isn’t as important to me as the later stuff. Blackstar is superb.

    1. Thanks Dunk, he just embraced everything around him and added his own unique touch, can’t believe I was talking about the new stuff to mates down the pub last night, they didn’t even realise he was still releasing stuff.

  2. David Bowie a definite Icon all over the world!! A star on the Hollywood walk of fame in 1997!!!! Early stuff has always been classic and a pleasure to listen to then the 80’s & 90’s just took off with so much care and one of a kind vibe for many.

    Always being spontaneous and experimental (along with acting) he and his band Tin Machine had some interesting stuff. Never got to see him but I’m sure he was a superb artist on stage. From others I have been told he has had some outrageous stage shows.

    When he released his album “The Next Day”- 2013 (Great Album – Loved it!!) I was shocked when he finally started releasing new material and this one Blackstar on his 69th birthday (What I’ve Heard) the man just never gives up!!

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