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Breaking Glass - The David Bowie Catalogue
126 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 37 – The Producer (Part 1) – All the Young Transformer Idiots
As well as being a famed mime, spokes person for the Bursting Movement and sometime singer Dear David Bowie was also known sit behind the mixing desk. Occasionally he would bless another artists track with his alien sparkle. Join Adam and Mike in the first part of a delve into the songs and albums Bowie had a hand in writing, producer and parping on the sax. Up for discussion:‘The Idiot’, how good? Why did no one tell us about Dana Gillespie?Why didn’t they call Visconti sooner? How much would you like to hear the Heather Small/Lesley Garrett version of ‘Perfect Day’ Why couldn’t David keep his hand away from the fader? Bless you for coming back.x
129 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 36 – Toy
We hope everyone is staying safe and well during the Great Weirdness we find ourselves in. If you are then join Adam and Mike for a Lockdown Special where the topic around the table is what many consider as “the great lost album” in Dear David’s catalogue… Toy. Please join in, admittedly a beery episode, where comparisons to the past singles and the 2000 versions are compared. Also, Was the world crying out for a ‘60s’ album? Did we need to hear how “tight” the ‘hours…’ touring band were. What is Tony Benn doing here? Who is the saviour of the album Garson or Visconti? Anything can sound like good news if you do it in Dear Davids voice.
114 minutes | a year ago
Ep. 35 – Live Album Round Up: Part Four – Never Get Old
Mercy, it’s taken a while but Adam and Mike reach the peak of the live album round. Discussing the final years of Dear Davids touring life involving deep dives on VHI Storytellers, Glastonbury 2000 and A Reality Tour whilst skirting around the Outside, Earthling and Heathen tours. Also up for discussion How annoyed are they that they announced a new live album after recording? Could some shows have sounded better with a traveling theremin player? The Mystery that is Em Gryner. Glastonbury outfit; yay or nay? Finally, which is the best and worst tour? Join won’t you? X
118 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 34 – Live Album Round Up: Part Three – Oy Vey, That’s a Serious Glass Spider!
The 1980s was a glorious time for Dear David, financially. Artistically? Hmm. Join Adam and Mike as the dive into the live albums of David Bowie continues. Come be confounded by Serious Moonlight. Dumbfounded by Glass Spider. Stupefied by Oy Very, Baby. Up for discussion this time: Could any song survive the Serious Moonlight musical treatment? Glass Spider is it really that bad? The “spectacle” of a glass spider walking through the streets The Sales Brothers? Monsters or Comedic Geniuses? How farty can those Serious Moonlight trumpets get? Peter Frampton’s great bursting climax.
107 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 33 – Live Album Round Up: Part Two – The Blackout
The Brilliant Adventure through Dear David Bowie’s live albums continues as Adam and Mike finish off the 70s. Looking through Cracked Actor, Live Nassau Coliseum, Stage and Welcome to the Blackout there is much to discuss; How much time did David give Michael Kamen to change the Diamond Dogs tour before curtain up? How much Electric Violin does the world need? How much did Dear David hate us all on the Isolar tour? Tube lighting looks boss. When drug pushers become flutists. Join us in the Blackout?
122 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 32 – Live Album Round Up Part One
It’s been a fair old time since Adam and Mike last spoke about Dear David and there’s Bowie News abound. Kicking off a look through David Bowie’s Live Albums it may proof to be a bigger undertaking than previously thought. There’s quite a lot now! Join them as they begin with Santa Monica ’72, breathlessly move into Ziggy Stardust the Motion Picture Soundtrack then admire the transition in David Live.
132 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 31 – The Cracked Actor: Part Two – The Shattering
Previously on Breaking Glass – The David Bowie Catalogue, Adam and Mike left on things on a particularly dull cinematic cliffhanger. Join us… them? As truck plummets off the cliff to talk Absolute Beginners, Labyrinth, When the Wind Blows, a film about Jesus, a British Sitcom – one famous, one not so much, some kids films and one of the finest cameos of all time. Join the conversation. Up for discussion: – Dear David’s fundamental misunderstanding of puppets – Why James Fox is our better – Which is the most obscure role Bowie took – Why Omikron continues to be the BEST game ever – Why Mr. Rice’s Secret? Thanks for coming back! x
133 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 30 – The Cracked Actor: Part One
Break out the 20th Century Fox horns, berate the schmuck looking at their phone and turn down the lights, it’s our MOVIE SPECIAL! Adam and Mike work their way through the cinema and soundtrack songs of David Bowie from his TV debut in 1967 slap-bang up to… the mid-80s. Amongst other things we’re talking: – The Man Who Fell to Earth – Do, Do Get Your Own Pig. – Christiane F. – Baal – The Hunger – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Everything from Rip Torn’s dong to the David Hemmings Presentation Experience is on the table. Please join us on the journey. X
122 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 29 – Lazarus
The Alien, His PA, A Muse and a Serial Killer. Can Adam & Mile unravel the mysterious plot of David Bowie’s final artistic statement, the stage show ‘Lazarus’. The answer is almost certainly “No” but let’s see what nonsense they come up with. Talking the making of the show along with a rundown of the songs and a chat about the ‘No Plan’ EP join us please as we talk: – Bad Irish accents – Musicals for Cuckolds – Bowie’s unblinking artistic “fuck you” to everyone – Have Queen ever heard a money making idea they didn’t like? – Which song do the actors sing the best? – Did anyone really understand what was/is going on? Thanks for coming back!
140 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 28 – Blackstar
He was always to good for us. We mustn’t be greedy. So, we reach the final album. Possibly the finest artistic epitaph in music, David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’. Tabled for discussion. – How much do you love it? – Could we love it a little more? – Is it possible to love it more? – We love David Bowie. – Not a question. – Just a fact. Join us once more please!
154 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 27 – The Next Day
Like a bolt from the blue David Bowie announced his 2013 comeback album ‘The Next Day’. Where-o-where had our Dear David been for a decade? What did he have to tell the world? What didn’t we realise we were missing? Had we heard it all before perhaps? Join us please as we discuss the greatest surprise of the 21st Century where we’ll be discussing: How much of an honour was it to be invited to Ayelsbury? How many buzzwords does it take for Adam’s eyes to roll out his head? How excited were you for the album? How much does Gary Oldman improves matters? Should we just do a Scott Walker podcast already. Bless you for sticking with us, it’s Breaking Glass!
131 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 26 – Reality
With a swiftness to rival Dear David Bowie’s release of Reality so soon after Heathen, Adam and Mike return to discuss the 2003 album. For nearly a decade some thought it would be the last we heard of our man. Would it have been a great send off or is it stadium rock and its blandness? Also on the table: – How well has Reality aged? – Breaking death news. – Was ‘Days’ really a misremembered Kinks cover? – How much sugar water does Mark Plati need? – Who would win in a Plati/Visconti bass fight? – Why THAT album cover? Tell no one, it’s Breaking Glass – The Bowie Catalogue
123 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 25 – Heathen
It’s been a long old break, but this 2002 David Bowie album won’t talk about itself! Considered one of the highlights of the latter day catalogue, Heathen is ripe for discussion. Will it stand the test of time and our strident critical… um… critique? The answer is most certainly yes. But do WE like it? Also on the docket: Has David Bowie finally “matured” on this album? The Carry On Films – for some reason. Who is right in their opinion on ‘Slow Burn’? Who is right in their opinion on ‘5:15 Angels Have Gone’? Can Adam and Mike agree on anything on this album? Will the chefs please Chef Ramsay to win the competition? Join us on the most explosive episode yet of Hell’s Kitchen
111 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 24 – ‘hours…’
There’s Something in the Air everyone and it’s not quite a Brilliant Adventure. No it’s Adam and Mike talking about David Bowie’s turn of the Millennium ‘hours…’ an album which divides fans to this to this day. Is it a sleepy, MOR massacre or a misunderstood latter day masterpiece. Feelings will be made clear. Elsewhere they discuss – Were you a Nintendo or Sega Person? – How much did Omikron change our lives? – Is it Seven or Survive? I can’t tell – Why couldn’t they just get Ms. Gail Ann Dorsey? – Anything to recommend in that album cover?
134 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 23 – Earthling
My, my put time do fly, ‘Ave a banana, our dear David is turning 50, getting into jungle beats and turning ultra cockney once more. Join Adam and Mike as they discuss the merits and silliness of one of Bowie’s most divisive albums ‘Earthling’. Join them as they discuss: – How well does the meeting of metal and drum n bass go? – How beautiful was Justin Hayward in looms? – Can Adam remember how some of the songs go? – Is it his best since Scary Monsters? – Why can’t Mike pronounce words in this episode?
135 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 22 – Outside
Or to give it it’s full title: 1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle). What’s a Hyper Cycle I hear you ask? Well Adam and Mike aren’t sure either. Join them won’t you as they venture through art and murder and boobery. Come meet the cavalcade of characters who join them on their quest to answer quest to find out: How insufferable were Bowie and Eno at this time? How angry is Carlos Alomar? Which is the better Strangers When We Meet? Is the album too long or not long enough? HYPER CYCLE
97 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 21 – The Buddha of Suburbia
Criminally little is spoken about David Bowie’s 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia. Adam and Mike wish to redress this balance by accidentally discussing it sometimes in another one of their meandering chats. Only joking they talk about it for at least 5 minutes. This episode features such lively discussions as: Does the world need a Lenny Kravitz version of the title track? How many people in London knew the Kray twins? Is Bowie expecting his age at this point? Is it his best since Scary Monsters? Why can’t Adam be cool about ‘Dead Against It’? Join us please!
126 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 20 – Black Tie, White Noise
Well the plan to get back to an episode every fortnight didn’t turn out as thought…urgh it’s simply been too hot. Now that Adam and Mike have peeled themselves off their rocket fuelled golden thrones they are talking David Bowie’s 1993 singles comeback album ‘Black Tie, White Noise’ Many questions – How lovely was Bowie’s wedding to Iman? – How funny would a montage of their courtship really be? – Is Bowie the best House musician ever? – How angry is Nile Rodgers about this album? – Why can’t Morrisey be cool?
75 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 17 – Never Let Me Down
Ladies and gentlemen, a public service announcement; David Bowie has an important issue he would like to discuss with you that those fat cats in Thatcher’s cabinet don’t want to talk about. Please listen. You can help. Elsewhere, Adam and Mike take a look at Bowie’s 1987 folly/misunderstood masterwork Never Let Me Down. – Did Bowie really buy a Glass Spider than make an album around it? – Why is Mickey Rourke here? – Why didn’t Bowie help the lady being assaulted in the video of ‘Day In Day Out? – How much can Adam tolerate? – What exactly is a Spazz Attack and will we survive?
114 minutes | 4 years ago
Ep. 15 – Let’s Dance
If there’s one thing you can say about Adam & Mike is that; they know when to go out and know when to stay in… get things done. This episode the discussion is all things ‘Let’s Dance’, David Bowie’s 1983 Pop Opus that thrust the rock icon into popular Mega Stardom. Some would say betraying many of his ideals on the way but goodness did the music shake! On the docket: – Is Ricochet the first pop song to reference W.H. Auden? – Is Modern Love the best album opener ever? – Does Nile Rodgers really sound like the “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes – How awesome is Ricochet? – Why don’t like Ricochet?
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