David Bowie – Rare & Remixed [1983 to 1989] Single Versions, Rarities & Remixes

David Bowie - R&R 83-89

Inspired by the upcoming eleven CD box set “Loving The Alien [1983-1988]” (due 12th October 2018), this is a companion mix to my “Re:Call [1969 to 1982]” mix which can be heard at: https://www.mixcloud.com/briancurrin/david-bowie-recall-1969-to-1982/

Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_the_Alien_(1983%E2%80%931988)

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1. China Girl (single edit) – David Bowie
2. Let’s Dance (single edit) – David Bowie
3. Modern Love (single edit) – David Bowie
4. White Light White Heat (live 1983) – David Bowie
5. Imagine (live 1983) – David Bowie
6. Loving The Alien (Original Club mix 2002) – The Scumfrog vs David Bowie
7. Dancing In The Street (Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero mix) – David Bowie & Mick Jagger
8. This Is Not America (from The Falcon And The Snowman) – David Bowie & The Pat Metheny Group
9. Let’s Dance (live 1985) – David Bowie & Tina Turner
10. Absolute Beginners (single edit) – David Bowie
11. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners) – David Bowie
12. Underground (extended dance mix) – David Bowie
13. Magic Dance (Danny’s Magic Party remix 2003) – David Bowie
14. When The Wind Blows (from When The Wind Blows) – David Bowie
15. Day-In Day-Out (single edit) – David Bowie
16. Too Dizzy – David Bowie
17. Julie – David Bowie
18. Girls (extended version) – David Bowie
19. Time Will Crawl (Mario McNulty remix 2008) – David Bowie
20. Young Americans (live 1987) – David Bowie
21. Look Back In Anger (1988 version) – David Bowie
22. Prisoner Of Love (single edit) – Tin Machine
23. Maggie’s Farm (live 1989) – Tin Machine
24. Shakin’ All Over (live 1989) – Tin Machine
25. Crack City (live 1989) – Tin Machine
26. Needles On The Beach – Tin Machine

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Rodriguez and his place in The Story Of Rock | Brian Currin

Willem Moller, Rodriguez, Brian Currin, Sugar Segerman | 2 March 1998
Willem Moller, Rodriguez, Brian Currin, Sugar Segerman | 2 March 1998

Almost all the recent fan messages on the Sugarman.org website are from people saying they have never heard of Rodriguez before. Many even apologize for not listening to him in the 1970s.

I can’t remember when exactly I first heard ‘Cold Fact’. For me his music just always seemed to have been there. A number of the mixtapes from my teenage years show “Sugar Man”, “Rich Folks Hoax” and “I Wonder” as being from 1973/74 when I was about 14/15.

I was wrong, of course, but didn’t know that until much later.

A long time ago, I compiled a series of C90 mixtapes called The Story Of Rock, with all the information lovingly catalogued and hand-written in hard cover books.

Page 13 of Book 7 shows the track listing for “The Story Of Rock 1973 to 1974” and includes the following songs:

  • Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
  • We Live – Xit
  • Sugar Man – Rodriguez
  • Radar Love – Golden Earring
  • Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Ballad Of Casey Deiss – Shawn Phillips
  • Rich Folks Hoax – Rodriguez
  • We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad

Other artists include Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, Yes, Focus, Chicago and more. And Rodriguez was the only one that got two entries! The next page shows “The Story Of Rock 1974 to 1976” and includes “I Wonder” alongside songs by Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher, Pink Floyd, Genesis, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Uriah Heep, Nazareth and others.

Cold Fact
Cold Fact

I am finding it impossible to imagine what it must be like to not grow up listening to his music alongside all those other well-known classic rock bands. I know I never heard him on the radio, but that wasn’t that strange as a number of my “Story Of Rock” artists didn’t get much radio play any way.

But that he wasn’t famous in the rest of the world, didn’t cross my mind. When I first discovered the internet during the 1996 Festive Season, I could find information on Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, however I could find nothing on Rodriguez. And that started me on a quest, that just seems to be continuously having happy endings.

Without trying to sound too melodramatic, I would not be living the life I do now, and earning my income from doing what I love, if it was not for Rodriguez and all the sparks that he ignited.

Brian Currin, August 2012

David Bowie’s 2002 Predictions About Music are Pretty Close | TheNextWeb

Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity. So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again. You’d better be prepared for doing a lot of touring because that’s really the only unique situation that’s going to be left. It’s terribly exciting. But on the other hand it doesn’t matter if you think it’s exciting or not; it’s what’s going to happen. – David Bowie

via David Bowie’s 2002 Predictions About Music are Pretty Close.

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