I’ve been away for longer than I hoped I would be, but I am back to give you an all-new Track by Track, for a band that I particularly like. Faith No More.
And today is Christmas day. Merry Christmas. Since the first of the month, I have reviewed every David Bowie album, listened to every studio album from start to finish, and selected favourite songs (or least worst) from each album. And now its Christmas day, I will give you a full track by track of Blackstar.
Between 2004 and 2013, David Bowie was a virtual recluse. He no longer toured, he had not released a new album of original songs in almost a decade. I remember I was watching the news one night in my room, and Bowie’s picture popped up on the screen. He had released a new song.
It’s already Christmas Eve Eve. Well, ain’t that grand?
Hours wasn’t a good album, but its follow up, Heathen (which is a really good album), has a very experience backstory. Originally, Bowie was going to release an album called Toy, which would have been an album of re-recordings of Bowie’s 1967 recordings, and stuff even earlier than that. This didn’t happen, but some songs were re-recorded for Heathen.