Bowie spins the best of the seventies
September 18, 2014 10:13 PM   Subscribe

In 1979, David Bowie did a desert island discs kind of show on New Years Eve that was broadcast on an indie radio station in DC.

It was music he thought was groundbreaking. First time I heard The Stooges and first time I really listened to I Feel Love by Donna Summers.

There must be some way to find the broadcast, or a playlist. Hep me.
posted by Mr. Yuck to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
Was this it? Presumably Part One is elsewhere at the link.

It's not NYE but it does meet your era and other specs.
posted by blnkfrnk at 10:18 PM on September 18, 2014


D'oh, that IS part one. I was so excited to answer a Bowie question.
posted by blnkfrnk at 10:20 PM on September 18, 2014


You should be answering Eno questions with a handle like that..

Four parts appear to be available via this page.
posted by Nerd of the North at 11:04 PM on September 18, 2014 [3 favorites]


It's on mind-warp pavilion :

http://www.mindwarppavilion.org/ezt/torrents-details.php?id=3259

David Bowie - Star Special
BBC Music 6

Lineage:BBC Radio I Player>>>Nero Sound>>>Wave>>>TLH>>>Flac8>>>you
Episode 1

Episode 1 of 2

Duration:1 hour

First broadcast:Monday 25 March 2013

As part of 6 Music's David Bowie celebrations, a chance to hear a programme, rarely heard since
it was made in 1979, in which Bowie presents some of his favourite music,
which ranges from The Velvet Underground to Elgar and Little Richard to The Mekons.



Uploaded to MWP by Other 25th March 2013

AND /

http://www.mindwarppavilion.org/ezt/torrents-details.php?id=3260

David Bowie - Star Special
BBC 6Music

Lineage:BBC Radio I Player>>>Nero Sound>>>Wave>>>TLH>>>Flac8>>>you
Episode 2

Episode 2 of 2

Duration:1 hour


First broadcast:Tuesday 26 March 2013


As part of 6 Music's David Bowie celebrations, a chance to hear a programme, rarely heard since it was
made in 1979, in which Bowie presents some of his favourite music, which ranges from
The Velvet Underground to Elgar and Little Richard to The Mekons.


Music Played

The Mekons Where Were You?

Steve Forbert Big City Cat

The Rolling Stones We Love You

Roxy Music 2HB

Bruce Springsteen It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City

Stevie Wonder Fingertips

Blondie Rip Her To Shreds

Bob Seger Beautiful Loser

David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging

David Bowie Yassassin

Talking Heads Book I Read

Roxy Music For Your Pleasure

King Curtis Something On Your Mind

The Staple Singers Lies

David Bowie Outro (Speed of Life)


Uploaded to MWP by Other 26th March 2013




You've got to register, no seeders right now, but I think that's still on my drives, I could manage to seed it for a while. let me know.

Bye
posted by nicolin at 2:52 AM on September 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


You should be answering Eno questions with a handle like that..

And user Halloween Jack should be here.

My fourteen year old self wrote in his diary "Another Green World, must get," so I am pretty sure a track from that Eno album was on the playlist and I don't see that here. When I read what I wrote back then, I am certain there was some Eno and some Stooges. I am certain Bowie played I Feel Love, and talked about Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk. Played Auotbahn after talking for a bit.

There was somebody else talking with Bowie who would occasionally say "Let's listen to your own song blah-blah..."

Maybe the show was recorded earlier and the then indie DC101 just chose to broadcast it that night?

I have a roadtrip coming up and I want to listen to this with my son. Help me subvert Boy.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 8:36 AM on September 19, 2014 [2 favorites]


Well, look, maybe it's there (I can see Iggy Pop but no Kraftwerk) :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rhxrl
and
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rhywg

and good news : just found it on one of my drives. So if you can get a mind warp pavilion account, just download the torrent.
posted by nicolin at 10:39 AM on September 19, 2014


I guess that is it. Probably confusing some of the playlist with a conversation I had at work the next day with an older guy who worked at the record store in the mall and played sax with The Bad Brains. Thanks.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 1:01 PM on September 19, 2014


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