'BOWIE IN BERLIN'
BY THOMAS JEROME SEABROOK
EXCLUSIVE! FREE TO ENTER BW COMPETITION
Here is your chance to be one of THREE lucky winners to own a copy of the soon-to-be published book BOWIE IN BERLIN: A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN by THOMAS JEROME SEABROOK.
Due for publication this month is the new biography 'BOWIE IN BERLIN: A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN' by author Thomas Jerome Seabrook.
Published by UK company Jawbone Press (ISBN-10: 1906002088) and (ISBN-13: 978-1906002084) in paperback form and containing 272 pages.
Bowie In Berlin tells the fascinating story of the three years David Bowie spent in Germany in the mid 1970s, making the most extraordinary music of his career.
Driven to the brink of madness by cocaine, overwork, marital strife, and a paranoid obsession with the occult, Bowie fled Los Angeles in 1975 and ended up in Berlin, the divided city on the frontline between communist East and capitalist West. There he sought anonymity, taking an apartment in a run-down district with his sometime collaborator Iggy Pop, another refugee from drugs and debauchery, while they explored the city and its notorious nightlife.
In this intensely creative period, Bowie put together three classic albums - Low, "Heroes", and Lodger - with collaborators who included Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and Tony Visconti. He also found time to produce two albums for Iggy Pop - The Idiot and Lust For Life - and to take a leading role in a movie, the ill-starred Just A Gigolo.
Bowie In Berlin tells the story of that period and those records, exploring Bowie's fascination with the city, unearthing his sources of inspiration, detailing his working methods, and teasing out the elusive meanings of the songs. Painstakingly researched and vividly written, the book casts new light on the most creative and influential era in David Bowie's career.
Thomas Jerome Seabrook is a writer and editor based in South-East England. He has contributed to the Faber Companion To Twentieth Century Popular Music, the Jawbone titles The Totally Interactive Band Bible and Classic Tracks: Back To Back and edited the highly acclaimed Riot On Sunset Strip: Rock And Roll's Last Stand In Hollywood (Jawbone). He has also written numerous articles for Future Music magazine.
BW COMPETITION RULES: Answer all FIVE questions below... there is one question relating to each of the five albums covering this period... 'The Idiot', 'Low', 'Lust For Life', "Heroes" and 'Lodger'.
To give everyone an equal chance of winning, please only submit ONE entry. Multiple entries will be immediately disqualified.
All competition entries with the correct answers will be given an individual number, then 3 entries will be drawn at random to reveal the prize winners.
This competition ends at midnight (GMT) on Monday 10th MARCH 2008. The webmasters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Q1: (The Idiot): What was 'China Girl' originally named?
Q2: (Low): Which song does Iggy Pop supply backing vocals on?
Answer: What In The World
Q3: (Lust For Life): Which song was co-written with Geoffrey MacCormack?
Answer: Turn Blue
Q4: ("Heroes"): Who produced the album with David Bowie?
Answer: Tony Visconti
Q5: (Lodger): Who played drums on 'Boys Keep Swinging'?
Answer: Carlos Alomar
The THREE winners drawn at random are:
Joe Melaik / Brian Carolan / PMHermes
COMPETITION ENDS at Midnight on Monday 10th March 2008 (GMT)
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© Paul Kinder
13th March 2008