Posted in music on January 11, 2013

Bowie

"He's fairly adamant he's never gonna perform live again... One of the guys would say, 'Boy, how are we gonna do all this live?' and David said, 'We're not'. He made a point of saying that all the time." - Tony Visconti [via NME]
While we haven't heard any announcements one way or the other about the possibility of a tour surrounding David Bowie's new album, The Next Day, longtime collaborator / producer Tony Visconti (who worked on the new album) told NME he doesn't think it'll happen, at least not for this album.

Visconti told the BBC that despite the melancholic, reflective vibe of "Where Are We Now?" (video for below), the rest of The Next Day is "quite a rock album," adding:

I've been listening to this on headphones walking through the streets of New York for the past two years, and I have not tired of a single song. I think the material on this album is extremely strong and beautiful, and if people are looking for classic Bowie they'll find it on this album, if they're looking for innovative Bowie, new directions, they're going to find that on this album too.
Look for David Bowie's The Next Day on March 12.

"Where Are We Now?" video, and an even newer spoof of it, below...

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and the funny one starring comedian Harry Hill:

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Comments (35)

is the girl in the video the lesbo from mad men and girls?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 4:48 PM

Is the rest of the album completely generic MOR also?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:08 PM

TWO YEARS?!!

How is it possible this was kept quiet?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:54 PM

that was pretty funny

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 5:56 PM

It's safe to say he's run out of ideas and that this album will be no better than the latest zz top record.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:03 PM

Neil Young should not plan to play live for new albums.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Bowie should do residency at the Silent Barn.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:19 PM

Neil Young rules. Shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:34 PM

"It's safe to say he's run out of ideas and that this album will be no better than the latest zz top record."

It's safe to say your life is probably mind-bogglingly sad when compared to Bowie's.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 6:36 PM

I concur. Anyone who is posting trash comments on people like Neil Young and David Bowie ... you all might want to spend a little more time reading and listening to popular music that's been created over the past fifty years, as they've had quite a hand in shaping it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 7:16 PM

Bowie, really? He ran out of ideas in the early 80s. Let's Dance is complete fucking garbage, a desperate older man trying to fit in the with the very fleeting styles of the times. Everything after that is similarly desperate and empty of ideas. The Tin Machine stuff is painfully bad. Have you listened to it lately? Is that your idea of "shaping" music. David Bowie wrote groundbreaking music for 11 years, 1969-80. That ended 33 years ago.
This new album is elevator music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 7:30 PM

which one in the picture is bowie?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 7:35 PM

BULLSHIT. COACHELLA. WATCH.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:08 PM

People trashing Bowie: his new song is better than anything your shitty band has made or will make so fuck off. I'm sure it helps you sleep at night but keep it to yourself. Show some respect.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:10 PM

Earthling (97 ? ), Bowie's drums + bass thing was quite good actually.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:30 PM

New single blows. That is all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 8:52 PM

I gotta admit, as much as I love ZZ Top...that last record just didn't kick. The last Neil Young record however, is quite a trip...and this new Bowie stuff? I had no fucking idea he was still making music. Cool.

Posted by Little Wonder You | January 11, 2013 9:13 PM

Eno>Bowie

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 10:09 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | January 11, 2013 11:14 PM

Yeah. Show some respect on anonymous internet blog comments!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 12:31 AM

Ugh... I couldn't even watch the entire video.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 6:08 AM

Neil Young rules

Posted by minsk | January 12, 2013 7:09 AM

Pretty sure this song is about being rich and living in new york

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 9:37 AM

I HAVE EVERYTHING AND NOW IM SAD AND OLD..MEHHHHH

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 12:47 PM

730 "This new album is elevator music." You are clueless. Have you heard it? I doubt it. The new single is awesome. Can't wait to hear the lp. Anyone putting down legends like Bowie and Young are fools.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 3:31 PM

Outside and Earthling were great as were his last bunch of tours. Hours was kind of weak and the last 2 were just ok. Looking forward to this new one. Looks like mostly the same crew that was on his last 2 except for Tony Levin. Wish more interesting people like Eno, Fripp, Belew etc were involved.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 3:39 PM

3:31, if you really think this new song is "awesome", I feel sorry for you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 3:54 PM

hey Tin Machine did some pretty hard rockin'. And comparing DB to ZZ top? Get a real sense of humor for chrissakes.

Posted by Carlé | January 12, 2013 8:25 PM

who is that other head? it's not Bjork...is it?? The spoof cracked me up.

Posted by Kimcheeky | January 12, 2013 8:37 PM

354 I'd rather listen to that song over any other new music I've heard in quite a while. Thanks for feeling sorry for me!

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 9:43 PM

if you like this new song than you need to go to a psychiatrists office right now, because i'm sure it'll be playing over the speakers before you get there

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 11:48 PM

1148 I'm not alone. People all around the world are praising the song. Maybe you just don't get it. The same thing has happened with many of his songs and albums. Then years later people wind up changing their opinions.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2013 11:53 PM

I don't get the hype on this tune. I absolutely love his work in the 70s and early 80s but this is just complete trash. I think critics are being way too sympathetic due to Bowie's health issues and reclusiveness...the truth is that his musical career is washed up. Bowie hasn't been relevant in years. His attempts at reaching a younger audience in the 90s and early 2000s were completely humiliating and i'm pretty sure he did a tour opening for Moby somewhere in there if that says anything.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2013 4:38 PM

what about lesbians?

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 30, 2013 8:49 PM

Have been a massive fan since the time I was in my mum's womb. Bowie is simply... sigh... There are no words to describe such a man. I even sometimes wonder if he really belongs to this planet. He's beyond everything on earth.

Posted by Palacio | September 11, 2014 1:38 PM

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