It’s Not The Side Effects Of The Cocaine
A few more Rock Follies to go! Bernard Rondeau takes on The Man Who Fell To Earth, which David Bowie didn’t write or direct, but is still pretty much unimaginable without him. As Bernardo writes, “Did the Thin White Duke beget the film or vice versa? It seems both.”
For years, the go-to Station To Station Tour bootleg was the scorching Nassau Coliseum show, but since Bowie released that one officially this year as part of the massive STS deluxe edition, we’ve got something else for you. This bootleg, taped in Vancouver on the eve of the tour, is kind of a dress rehearsal for Bowie and band — there’s no audience, but they blaze through the set as though all seats are filled. The band is super tight, with guitarist Stacey Headon taking a bunch of wild solos throughout. Great setlist too — pretty much the same as the Nassau show — including a groovy “Waiting For The Man,” and an insane ”Stay.” Also of interest is Bowie’s version of “Sister Midnight,” which showed up on Iggy Pop’s The Idiot. All hail the Thin White Duke!