- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
David Bowie, Galaxie 500, The Flaming Lips, Magazine, Associates and more.
This week we said goodbye to David Bowie. To calculate his influence on music, art, and culture, we would need a galactic-sized abacus and at least as much time as it takes to travel to Mars. All I can offer is this modest, two-hour episode of Sunday Brunch, which in this instance is given over to all things Bowie. This podcast reflects Bowie's many moods and the sophistication of his music. We explore his influence on the '80s and '90s by honing in on bands whose sound was greatly shaped by Bowie, whether it be his folkier singer-songwriter self, his otherworldly glam persona, his soulful side, his late-'70s experimental being, or the Top 40 superstar he became in the early '80s. We'll also listen to a few of his own cuts as well as covers of his songs by The Associates, Bauhaus, Nico, The Chameleons, Midge Ure, The Cure, and others. RIP, Starman. He thought he'd blow our minds — and he was right.