Let's Dance with Joachim Hentschel
Let's primp our hair, pat our shoulder pads into place, put on our red shoes and dance the blues in this edition as we head back to 1983 and the world-beating, mainstream-baiting majesty of Let's Dance, with the Berlin-based author and critic Joachim Hentschel. In this episode of Albumtoalbum, we explore the back story of Let's Dance and talk through the uneven collection of dance, rock, r'n'b and pop, as Bowie began his uneven, perilous navigation of the hostile swamps of the 1980s. We hear from Joachim's interview with the man himself, ruefully reflecting on the aftermath of the album's phenomenal success, and debate the possibility of a revised track listing and chew over that rather dodgy China Girl video. If you know when to go out, when to stay in, or simply, just when to get things done, this is a must-listen. Enjoy!