Wednesday, October 29, 2014

40 Year Itch : Bowie's "Awful" Live Album

   October 29, 1974  saw the release of David Bowie's first live album, a fairly bland set highlighted by Bowie's version of  "All the Young Dudes", the hit he gave Mott the Hoople.  The low light was probably the TV commercial made for the album.

  Critics were harsh, prompting Bowie's close personal friend Mick Jagger to reportedly say he  thought Knock on Wood was "awful" and "if I got the kind of reviews that he got for that album, I would honestly never record again. Never."

  And with friends like that...

1 comment:

  1. I have never thought that his cover of Knock On Wood was that bad. ANd I like the live version of Cracked Actor.