“Children of the Summer’s End”

David Bowie. Whoa.

People may wonder why I haven’t yet done a Bowie tribute.  Well, the biggest reason is that, for the most part, David Bowie is not a psychedelic artist.  I might go so far as to say he was anti-psychedelia.  He was experimental, keen on constraint and form, and exploratory over the trajectory of his 40+ year career.  With that said, today’s show is a collection of works from 1965 to 1977 that I think highlight the experimental, what some have called “art rock”, of David Bowie.

These selections will be followed by psychedelic covers of Bowie songs by some contemporary bands, notably The Flaming Lips!

An hour of Bowie originals, and then some covers/tributes.

Turn on. Tune in.

The following songs are all by David Bowie except where noted.

Join the Gang • Images 1966-1967 • London Records • 1973

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The Beatstalkers • Silver Tree Top School For Boys • Real Life Permanent Dreams Volume 3 . Castle Music • 2008

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Davy Jones and the Lower Third • You’ve Got a Habit of Leaving • Nuggets II • Rhino Records • 2001

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Gospel According to Tony Day • Images 1966-1967 • London Records • 1973

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Memory of a Free Festival • David Bowie • RCA • 1969

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The Width of a Circle • The Man Who Sold the World • Mercury • 1970

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The Bewlay Brothers • Hunky Dory •  RCA • 1971

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Eight Line Poem • Bowie at the Beeb: The Best of BBC Sessions ’68-’72 (originally released on Hunky Dory) • EMI BBC Virgin • 2000

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Starman • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars • RCA Victor • 1972

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Drive-In Saturday • Aladdin Sane • RCA Victor • 1973

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See Emily Play • Pin Ups • RCA Victor • 1973

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Future Legend & Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family • Diamond Dogs • RCA Victor • 1974

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Station to Station • Station to Station • RCA • 1976

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Breaking Glass & Subterraneans • Low • RCA Victor • 1977

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Iggy Pop (w/ David Bowie) • Nightclubbing • The Idiot • RCA Victor • 1977

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Sons of the Silent Age • “Heroes” • RCA Victor • 1977

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Yassassin • Lodger • RCA Victor • 1979

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•Covers & Tributes•

The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian • S/T • Is David Bowie Dying? • 2011

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The Brian Jones Town Massacre • David Bowie I love You) Since I Was Six • Take It from the Man • BOMP!; Tangible Records; Tee Pee • 1996

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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros • Memor(ies) of a Free Festival • We Were so Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie • Manimal Vinyl • 2010

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Ty Segall • Moonage Daydream • bootleg live Bowery Ballroom 8/30/2013

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The Flaming Lips • The Day Andy Gibb Died • Life on Mars? • no label unofficial release • 1996

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The Flaming Lips Tribute Set to David Bowie, February 12 2016:

Space Oddity

Life on Mars?

Five Years

Ziggy Stardust

Fame

The Man Who Sold The World

Golden Years

Ashes to Ashes

 

 

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