Inspired by Moby, I have collected this David Bowie playlist with some of my favorite songs from albums released in the seventies and eighties. This is my favourite era of pop music in general and also for Bowie, specifically. You probably know most of the songs, but there are also a few picks that you don’t hear so often.
Young Americans is my favourite album and it was difficult to pick just one song from that.
This is my favorite Bowie photo:
My first Bowie concert was in Hamburg in 1983.
In 1989, I actually met Bowie briefly. I was the DJ for the official record company party in Copenhagen. Bowie had performed with Tin Machine at the now defunct Saga Theatre. I was DJ’ing on three turntables on a new state-of-the-art P.A. at the Iziz night club. One turntable continously played Stockhausens Hymnen, while I was flipping records on the other two for the dance floor.
I remember being quite stressed because I could see Bowie’s guitar player flirting with my new model girlfriend from the booth. She was wearing my old leather jacket with just a white bra undeneath. That was my bright idea. But I tried to keep cool and focused on my DJ set that I had meticulously prepared for the big event.
Bowie left relatively early, and on his way out he quickly peeked in the booth and said: “Nice music”.
That was my big Bowie moment. These are my Bowie songs.
I have also included the video for Loving The Alien. The prophetic song is more important than ever. The uncensored video is quite rare.
Photo: David Bowie and Iggy Pop in Copenhagen on the Isolar Tour in 1976 photographed by Jan Persson.