Wednesday, 20 January 2016

You want more and you want it fast

When it came to seeing through the morass of musical "Emperor's New Clothes" hype, David Bowie always showed impeccable discernment. From today's Guardian:
[His] list of collaborators reads like a cavalcade of pop-culture power brokers: Madonna, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, John Lennon and Queen. He also recorded with Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio and LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.

Missing from that list? Fellow British act Coldplay, who once contacted Bowie in the hope of collaborating, only to be turned down by the music giant.

The band’s drummer, Will Champion, told NME they had invited Bowie to record vocals on one of their songs. Bowie replied, “It’s not a very good song, is it?”
Coldplay, 0. Bowie, 10.

Speaking of acolytes, however...

Queen Madge, 10. Coldplay, 0.


  1. What was the Bowie/Madonna collaboration?

    1. The only crossovers between their careers I can find are Nile Rodgers and something called Arthur & the Invincibles. Jx


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