Another generally much-maligned Bowie record that I love. You've got to remember, I was right in the thick of it all as a spongy teenager - and this was happening in REAL TIME.
This happens to be very high on my list of favourite Bowie albums. If you just ignore all of the soothsayers and whingers, and just listen to this absolute gem, it is one of his most rewarding records.
My reasonably conservative musical roadmap (as a bare-arsed 13 year old) took a complete U-turn with this record. I have never fully recovered.
The whole album is basically all reflex in my brain. I know every note, every nuance, every lyric.
There's possibly nothing in my entire collection that is as ageless as this masterpiece.
While it's a planned event in keeping with my chronological work through of Bowie's first 15 albums, it's such a great moment when that needle hits the groove.
I'm breaking out the Bowie box sets this February. It's wall-to-wall studio Bowie records only this month
It's the sweet spot for me this evening.
Ok I admit it, I dabbled with New Age music! Luckily it was a fleeting indiscretion that only came about from exposure to a couple of Windham Hill samplers.
Raw and chaotic it’s four long haired white gits playing the devil’s music.
List your favourite gigs of all time. Try to include as much information as you can but most importantly include Date and Venue.
List the single most disappointing gig you ever went to.
List the loudest gig you ever went to.
List 10 bands or singers you don't like.
Homework assignment for September 2016. List your top 20 favourite bands of all time
Share your ideas for future Shut Up And Listen sessions.