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Die 25 Lieblings-Vinylalben von David Bowie

Im Jahr 2003 wühlte sich David Bowie durch seine bis dato ca. 2500 LPs umfassende Vinylsammlung und machte für Vanity Fair eine Liste seiner 25 Lieblingsalben. Mehr durch Zufall stolperte ich kürzlich über diesen Beitrag (“Confessions of a Vinyl Junkie“) und hole hiermit diese nach wie vor spannende Zusammenstellung wieder aus der Versenkung hervor. Passend zur kürzlich erfolgten Vinyl-Veröffentlichung seiner allerletzten EP “No Plan“, quasi. Bowie selbst sagte seinerzeit darüber:

„There is really no way to do a list of my favorite albums with any rationality. I do only have about 2,500 vinyls. There is a possibility there. I’ll look through the albums and pull together a list of those I have re-bought or am in the process of re-buying on CD. I have little time, and there are just too many to sort through. So, I’ll keep pulling stuff out blindly, and if it’s too obvious (Sgt. Pepper, Nirvana) I’ll put it back again till I find something more interesting. A lot of the rock stuff I have is the same as everyone else’s, and I have so many blues and R&B albums that it would topple over into trainspotter world if I went that route.

O.K., no rules then. I’ll just make ’em up as I go along. I’d say half of this list below is now on my CD racks, but many are finding impossible to trace. The John Lee Hooker album, for instance, or The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere. I have done the only thing possible and burned them to CD myself, reduced the cover art down to size, and made reasonable simulacrums of the originals.

If you can possibly get your hands on any of these, I guarantee you evenings of listening pleasure, and you will encourage a new high-minded circle of friends, although one or two choices will lead some of your old pals to think you completely barmy. So, without chronology, genre, or reason, herewith, in no particular order, 25 albums that could change your reputation.“

Und das ist sie, die Liste von Bowies 25 Lieblings-Vinyls:

  • The Last Poets — The Last Poets
  • Shipbuilding — Robert Wyatt
  • The Fabulous Little Richard — Little Richard
  • Music for 18 Musicians — Steve Reich
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground
  • Tupelo Blues — John Lee Hooker
  • Blues, Rags and Hollers — Koerner, Ray and Glover
  • The Apollo Theatre Presents: In Person! The James Brown Show — James Brown
  • Forces of Victory — Linton Kwesi Johnson
  • The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere: Music Played on National Instruments — Various Artists
  • Banana Moon — Daevid Allen
  • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris — Cast Album
  • The Electrosoniks: Electronic Music — Tom Dissevelt
  • The 5000 Spirits of the Layers of the Onion — The Incredible String Band
  • Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman — Tucker Zimmerman
  • Four Last Songs (Strauss) — Gundula Janowitz
  • The Ascension — Glenn Branca
  • The Madcap Laughs — Syd Barrett
  • Black Angels — George Crumb
  • Funky Kingston — Toots & The Maytals
  • Delusion of the Fury — Harry Partch
  • Oh Yeah — Charles Mingus
  • Le Sacre du Printemps — Igor Stravinsky
  • The Fugs — The Fugs
  • The Glory (????) of the Human Voice — Florence Foster Jenkins

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