Bowie described "Loving the Alien" as a very personal bit of writing that he did not feel fit in with the rest of the album because it is such a dark song amidst lighter fare. He said, ""Alien" came about because of my feeling that so much history is wrong - as is being rediscovered all the time - and that we base so much on the wrong knowledge that we've gleaned.
They were really just jams. David had some riffs on a tape, in his head, and the band would jam on them and we'd make a bit of a song out of it. But they were quite raunchy songs.
At one point, David asked me what my least favourite song out of the eleven or twelve we had was, and I said 'Blue Jean. I would have rather had "2" in its place. I couldn't tell you why he didn't put them on the album. But I would have loved to have finished them. Three songs were covers of older Iggy Pop songs: "Don't Look Down", " Tonight " and "Neighborhood Threat", the latter of which stands out as a track Bowie wished he had not done, with him later calling it "disastrous".
It went totally wrong. It sounded so tight and compromised, and it was such a gas doing it. It was the wrong band to do it with -- wonderful band, but it wasn't quite right for that song. I tried it jazz-rock , I tried it as a march , and then I just hit on an old ska -sounding beat, and it picked up life.
Taking energy away from the musical side reinforced the lyrics and gave them their own energy. I think working with Derek Bramble helped because he played propper reggae bass lines. For " Tonight ", the title track and the other reggae-style track on the album, Bowie eliminated Pop's original spoken word introduction, calling it an "idiosyncratic thing" of Pop's that "seemed not part of my vocabulary.
I guess [removing the spoken introduction] changed the whole sentiment around. It still has that same barren feeling, but it's out of that specific area that I'm not at home in. For the vocals to the song, Bowie and Tina Turner sang face-to-face, although Bowie went back and re-recorded the first verse after deciding to sing his part in a higher octave.
In what was described as an "exhilarating rush", Bowie and Pop "went in [to the studio] with a few bottles of beer and would virtually bellow out anything that came into their heads," said Padgham. There's a particular sound I'm after that I haven't really got yet; I'll either crack it on the next album or retire from it. I think I got quite close to it on "Dancing with the Big Boys. I got very musical over the last couple of years - trying to write musically and develop things the way people used to write in the Fifties.
I stayed away from experimentation. Now, I think I should be a bit more adventurous. And in "Big Boys," Iggy and I broke away from all that for one track, and it came nearer to the sound I was looking for than anything else. Despite some positive reviews of the album,  other reviewers criticised it for lacking creativity. An article for Melody Maker later dismissed Tonight as "rotten". Tonight , however, did not". Bowie would later distance himself from the album, acknowledging that it was not one of his stronger efforts.
When I listen to those demos it's, 'How did it turn out like that? It's wonderful on demo. I promise you! But on the album, it's Bowie did not tour for the Tonight album, though tracks from this album were performed on later tours.
Bowie also performed "Dancing with the Big Boys" during the Glass Spider Tour, and thought he might perform "Don't Look Down" during that tour as well, but that song never made it to the rehearsal stage. My copy came with a stcker inside that sai David Bowie, Tonight? It was a window sticker. Reply Notify me Helpful. Have: Want: Avg Rating: 3. Mike's Vinyl Collection by Fredo The Well-Composed Cover by nickster Vinyl Acquisitions by boog Log me in automatically on each visit.
Sign up. Latest Topics. David Bowie was a fan of Pet Sounds going back to when he was still working his way through various bands and trying to make it as a musician.
From multiple accounts the Pet Sounds album was an influence on him, and you can hear it in his own music and productions too, with elements like the orchestrations and the various textures of the music. It would be no surprise that Bowie would cover a Pet Sounds track at some point, as he not only recorded albums of covers but in an interview he said he likes to put a cover song on each of his albums if possible, and in some cases radically rework it or reshape it to fit his sound or style on a particular record.
His cover of God Only Knows from has been making the rounds since the still shocking news of his passing, but Bowie also tried to do a cover of that song in , recorded in New York eventually in , which is much lesser known and not as often heard. If I get any of this info wrong, please correct if there are any Bowie historians reading! In Bowie was working on an album for a young singer and model named Ava Cherry, who had gone to Europe from the US to track him down after they first met.
They eventually reconnected, Bowie was all but infatuated with Ava and her look, and she not only started to land high profile modeling work, but Bowie also began producing music for her and having her sing backgrounds for him on tour and in studio. It was remixed for the official release.
A pity, as the mix, as you say, was superior to the official DVD and CD included in the deluxe set and now available separately. The video version was recorded at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on 7 and 9 November The lighting and stage show required an indoor show to be filmed for release. The cd that was initially released with the dvd, and now the boxed set, was recorded at Olympic Stadium, Montreal on 30 August no roof installed until the s.
The set lists are quite different as you would know. Sure, the original is an official recording, but released only on VHS and laser. The first official DVD was in , with remixed audio. Interesting, is Never Let Me Down a single album or the double vinyl released in the set? I know it contains the full length CD versions unlike the original vinyl but they also removed 1 track. The version of NLMD in the vinyl box set is a single disc. The version, however, is a double LP.
Now its time for another Bowies box. I Hope IT will be outside to hours era. I really Want some good , unreleased tracks on recall and some good live albums from Outside tour or Earthling tour. When they will assemble another repackage of the same tracks released on Outside 2 CD version or the same useless remixes i will really get mega angry! Bowie planned massive release of 30 th anniversary of Low album and he said there were lots of unreleased songs.
Where are they? Why IT wasnt released on New career in the new town box?? Are they waiting for 50 th anniversary of Low?? After STS had such a great deluxe boxset i was chomping at the bit waiting for the Low special edition. They will add probably 1 or 2 live albums and the same mostly uninteresting ReCall album with endless single edits.
Maybe a remix disc a la Dance as there are many remixes from this era. They will probably keep that for individual box sets or deluxe versions of stand alone albums.
I think including all four of those albums in the next Bowie box would be stretching it, especially since it will also presumably include The Buddha of Suburbia yeah, everyone forgets that one! Some idle speculation on what they might contain…. And I still could see there being a Tin Machine box this spring to align with the 30th anniversary of the first album, with the main boxes coming each autumn as usual.
My dream is that Brian Eno is hired by parlophone and he is editing and assembling quasi album 2. Contamination out of these approx 24 hours Outside leftovers. Yeah…i dream of something like that. I was lucky to cash my pure points in at hmv the week before christmas so got 50pound of this set. I highly recommend it. There were other tracks played at this show that remain unreleased and even the modern love version is the live Montreal release different show that was used on the single b side.
I have the cd box. Great remastering this time. Worth it for those who like these albums. Very good reboot, as you said. Will there be a live album from this era for RSD ? Then maybe the 90s boxed set including Outside and Earthling tours live albums. Limited value in Recall with its endless repeats of single versions, vinyl versions, live versions etc. Serious Moonlight and Glass Spider are excellent releases, well worth the money.
The value is in if you want these things or not, and want them in a box. They announced all along that this would happen this way, anyhow.May 25, · 50+ videos Play all Mix - The Beach Boys - God Only Knows - Black Vinyl LP YouTube AT-LP vs SL Comparison (Part 2) - Duration: CJ's Vinyl , views.