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Baker's Dozen

Pin Ups: A David Bowie Baker's Dozen Compilation
Laurie Tuffrey , January 12th, 2016 14:37

In the wake of the great man's passing, we bring together all the times his albums have been featured in our favourite 13 LPs feature, including contributions from Paul Weller, Gary Numan, Brett Anderson and more


Anton Newcombe - 'Wild Is The Wind' from Station To Station
I see Bowie [these days] kind of doing like a Ringo Starr sort of thing. Ringo's like, "Look, I signed millions of autographs and I'm not fucking doing it! Sorry!" and I love him for that. And Bowie's kind of doing his own thing, probably. He's always had his ear to the ground and lifting all those styles and incorporating them. I have so much respect for that guy in a lot of different ways.

Here's another artist where I could have picked anything; I could've jumped in right at that moment and said, "This is my favourite Bowie record" because he's a man that's produced albums. I even enjoy Station To Station as an album. Everybody says Low and I love that and I love all these albums so much, but his version of 'Wild Is The Wind' is emotionally amazing. What it does to me, the listener, is that it kicks it up a level and it kicks it up a level from Nina Simone's version which I love. He makes it believable to me in this weird operatic way. It has the same effect like I was watching an opera and just get caught up in the story and believe that Romeo and Juliet are two people in love and not just two actors on stage. It's a suspension of disbelief.