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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


Neil Arthur of Blancmange - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
I had ticket no.4 to see Bowie when he played Blackburn in 1973. I sat in front of Mick Ronson and it was the best thing ever. It was a life-changing gig. I was meant to see T. Rex but my mum wouldn't let me. But I was old enough to see Bowie and the Spiders. I'd never seen anyone dressed like they did or play a guitar like that. We were so close - on the front row. There was an electricity about them. We sat there with our posters between our legs like giant phalluses.

I was up with the kids getting them ready for school recently and all of a sudden Bowie was on Today. That got me: he was everywhere having been nowhere. I have the new album but I haven't really listened to it yet. I bought Let's Dance because of the incredible production but I stopped after the three Berlin albums.