Murray Chalmers on Young Americans

Nov 26, 2018, 11:51 PM

Here we are, with the shimmering soulboy, Bowie '75 style and 'Young Americans', that louche blend of slow jams, dirty funk and smooth grooves. Bowie's 1975 album veered dramatically away from the trashglam-apocalypso of 1974's 'Diamond Dogs' and presaged the chilly Eurotech of 1976's 'Station To Station' with joyous verve and energy. 'Blue eyed soul', its emaciated creator later dismissed it as being, but we love it to bits and so does my guest this week, the PR main man Murray Chalmers. As a young pup in 1970s Dundee, Bowie lit up Murray's world, paving the way for a punk obsession that brought him to London and led to him today, being the PR for the likes of the Pet Shop Boys, Yoko Ono, Kate Bush, Robbie Williams, Suede and many more. Over two meetings (one in the slightly echoey surroundings of Murray's London HQ), we blether away about Bowie, Young Americans, meeting Bowie, Murray's beginnings in the London music industry of the late 70s and how one particular track from this album gets him. Every. Single. Time.. Enjoy and as ever, please do let me know what you think and spread this podcast like melting butter on internet toast. Ain't there one damn podcast that can make you…