NINE-PAGE BOWIE COVER FEATURE IN ROCK&FOLK “When you Rock&Folk with me...” Le Petit Prince, Jérôme Soligny, has very kindly been in touch with details of the November edition of Rock&Folk magazine. (R&F603 http://smarturl.it/RnFNov17FB)
Over to Jérôme... + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +
I had a telephone conversation with Vincent Tannières, new editor at Rock&Folk, and we discussed what we could do about ANCIANT and the possibility of having David Bowie on the cover of the magazine. Again.
First, having already written at length about these crucial years in articles and books, I thought it would be great to have other writers’ points of view rather than only mine. Also, from 1977 to 1982, except for a few gigs with Iggy Pop, the Isolar II tour and some (great) acting work, David was more low key than ever, hoping his « new music » was what really mattered and what people would focus on.
So we decided to create an introduction and four long, new reviews of the four studio albums inside the box, written by four different writers. Vincent came up with the great title « Au pied du mur » and Rock&Folk went for a Duffy cover shot that really expresses, I think, these years when David, artistically and even physically, continued to re-invent himself.
Also, in the same issue on top of the Bowie feature, Mick Rock gave us a great interview - his Transformer book on Lou Reed is re(edited) by Genesis - and he only has cool things to say about the man who fell in front of his camera 45 odd years ago: “Actually, David Bowie talked to people of my generation. It’s his music we considered exciting. Hunky Dory was and still is a major album. David looked like a glam musician but he belonged to the singer-songwriters’ league, the ones we listened to without doing anything else.” + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +
Thanks for the heads up, Jérôme.
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