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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Readings: “Heroes”

Further reading on “Heroes” Pushing Ahead of the Dame’s posts on each of Bowie’s songs are consistently excellent, but the “Heroes” tribute is one of the very best of all. Thorough appreciation of the song “Heroes” from what the lyrics may mean to how the music works, and links to 18 versions. Patti Smith. Heroes: […]

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Like Dolphins Can Swim

For such a lyrically simple song, “Heroes” has some great lines. How propitious that Bowie should have stood by the window at Hansa Studios and seen producer Tony Visconti  kissing his lover in the shadows of the Berlin Wall– or so legend has it. No way to know then that in a dozen years the […]

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