This Fantastic Voyage: Hikaru Davis and Tony Visconti on Drummer Dennis Davis

There’s a new post from Hikaru Davis on his dad, dummer Dennis Davis’s, contribution to Bowie’s music from the later 1970s to Scary Monsters (& Super Creeps). Edited by Nacho Productions, some of the highlights include the surprisingly firm introductory riff that Davis provides for Lodger’s opening number, “Fantastic Voyage.” The song itself  seems disaffected, ranging […]

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On the Occasion of Dennis Davis’s 70th Birthday. Let All the Children Boogie

Were there more effective treatments and cures for cancer, Dennis Davis, Bowie’s drummer for the DAM rhythm section (Davis-Alomar-Murray) on the quintet of albums from Station to Station through Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) could have been celebrating his seventieth birthday today. Now what is left are memories and music. So we have a few of […]

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The Drummer’s Son meets Sterling Campbell, Bowie’s Last Touring Drummer

When Sterling Campbell  was a little older than Hikaru Davis, son of Dennis Davis (1974-1981 drummer for Bowie), the young drummer met Dennis Davis, who invited him to a David Bowie concert at Madison Square Garden. Thus began Sterling Campbell’s path to becoming Bowie’s drummer the for the last times Bowie toured with Heathen and Reality. […]

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Echoes of Cocteau

I was flipping through Jean Cocteau by Patrick Mauries recently and came across this photo of the character Death in his film, Orphée, based on the myth of Orpheus, a poet so in love with Death he follows her into the underworld. Here we have Death (María Casarès) [photo by Roger Corbeau/Ministère de la Culture/AFDPP]. […]

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