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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


John Garcia - David Live
This record was given to me by my uncle who was a big vinyl head. I was always a Bowie fan but there was something about David Bowie in the mid-'70s and early '80s. He was going through a little bit of a transition there - especially the '80s part. So, when you hear this record, released in 1974, he touches base on that transition. He's still playing songs like 'Rebel Rebel' and 'Changes' and is still weird with that strange haircut… but on the cover he's wearing this fucking weird business suit as if the '80s aren't too far around the corner. Listen to what David's doing. Really listen. Listen to the drums. How they sound. Listen. What a great record and another one that made me feel.