Underworld vs the Misterons have recorded a special charity version of ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ to mark his passing – which has been remixed by Terry Farley and Peter Heller – with all proceeds going to the Frankie Knuckles Fund (part of the Elton John AIDS Foundation).
If there’s one thing the world doesn’t lack, it’s books about David Bowie. Nicholas Pegg’s definitive The Complete David Bowie is a must – a reference book with heart and soul. Paolo Hewitt’s Album by Album is a thing of beauty.
LDavid Buckley and Paul Trynka have added their works to the canon, while Dave Thompson’s To Major Tom gave an utterly charming spin on the whole idea. And the pyramid goes a long way down from there.
You’re probably quite bored of hearing us prattle on about how Laura Marling is the best singer-songwriter of her generation. We’re almost bored of saying it ourselves. But what else can we do?
After flashes of promise on her debut, Marling released the best break-up album of the decade five years ago (Sorry, Björk). She followed it up with the more conceptual if slightly less melodic A Creature I Don’t Know and the sprawling and dense – but ultimately rewarding – Once I Was An Eagle.
This year, Luke Haines completes the third chapter in his recent concept trilogy with New York in the ’70s, described by its author as a “mythic re-imagining of the New York Rock n Roll scene 1972-1979”.
It swiftly follows 2011’s 9½ Psychedelic Meditations on British Wrestling of the 1970s and Early ’80s and last year’s Rock and Roll Animals (“I’m getting off on work at the moment,” Haines admits).