David Bowie, Hunky Dory (1971)
Last year I interviewed Rick Wakeman and that was the catalyst for digging out this record. I don’t listen to it often – the LP that is. I have Hunky Dory on an iPod (along with pretty much everything that David Bowie has released). And so I give it a spin now and then on the iPod – once a year or so. But because I was listening to a few Yes records in the build-up to chatting with Wakeman (a funny guy to talk with) and of course that Cat Stevens song he played on too and various other bits and pieces – I grabbed Hunky Dory and played it. A couple of times through. It’s a cracker of a record; love it. Wakeman’s key contributions are great, Mick Ronson too, all the players, but it’s the start of the real great songwriting from David Bowie and that’s what makes it the best of the early/ish Bowie albums. The start of the magic. Well The Man Who Sold The World is pretty fucking great too, but I don’t have that on vinyl. Yet.
Sample Track: Life On Mars?
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