In 1974, the one-of-a-kind chameleon that is David Bowie was poised to shed his Ziggy Stardust persona for the Thin White Duke. Before that transformation, he fired the Spiders from Mars and - using George Orwell and William S. Burroughs as...
In 1974, the one-of-a-kind chameleon that is David Bowie was poised to shed his Ziggy Stardust persona for the Thin White Duke. Before that transformation, he fired the Spiders from Mars and - using George Orwell and William S. Burroughs as inspiration, crafted his nightmarish apocalyptic opus Diamond Dogs. This week's guest, Oscar Hererra (The Sleep of Reason, Black Tape For A Blue Girl), leads us on a journey through this raw, challenging and ambitious album.
"This ain't Rock'n'Roll, This is Genocide!"
Songs featured in this episode: All the Young Girls Love Alice - Elton John; 1984 - David Bowie; Excerpt from The Wild Boys - William S. Burroughs; Ziggy Stardust - Bauhaus; What Kind Of Fool Am I? - Anthony Newley; It's Only Rock 'n' Roll - The Rolling Stones; Future Legend, Diamond Dogs, Sweet Thing, Alladin Sane, Candidate, Sweet Thing (Reprise), Rebel Rebel - David Bowie; Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through - Meatloaf; Rock 'n' Roll with Me, We Are the Dead - David Bowie; Double Plus Good - Eurythmics; 1984 - David Bowie; 1984 - Tina Turner; Big Brother, Boys Keep Swinging, Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family, Young Americans - David Bowie; Because You're Mine - Nat King Cole; A Chaos Of Desire - Black Tape For A Blue Girl
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Born in Havana, Cuba, raised in Miami.
Husband, father of two, grandfather of one girl and soon to be grandfather of three girls.
Former lead singer with The Sleep of Reason, Halo, El Duende and Black Tape for a Blue Girl.
Current owner of Spin Alley Vintage Radios and Phonographs.