5. DIAMOND DOGS – DAVID BOWIE

I was a bit slow to the Dame. Wasn’t mad about Ziggy but half of it (5 years/Moonage daydream) was amazing enough to keep my interest. I think I became a full-on Bowie convert when I heard “John, I’m only dancing” under the bedcovers with my transistor radio tuned to Radio Luxembourg one night. Preferred Hunky Dory & Man Who Sold The World to Aladdin Sane so I was thinking his best work was behind him when, lo and behold, he ditched the Spiders, discovered Neu! & Brion Geesin’s cut-ups and released his masterpiece, Diamond Dogs. Candidate/Sweet Thing is my favourite Bowie album track of all time, hands down.

 

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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