THE 198MORE SHOW WITH NICK PEGG PART ONE

Mar 09, 01:07 PM

From 1980 to 1990, David Bowie did a great many things. Only four of them were 'Let's Dance', 'Tonight', 'Never Let Me Down' and 'Tin Machine'. In the first of an epic two-part episode, me and Nick Pegg explore the many many exciting, odd, unusual and bold artistic steps Bowie made between his official albums during the decade that won't be forgotten.

The 1980s were Bowie's lost decade. True? No, says Nick Pegg. Join me and the much-loved author of The Complete David Bowie for a reappraisal of Bowie's musical adventures around and beneath the official albums released between 1980 and 1990. We're looking at Baal, Queen, Pat Metheny, Cat People, Live Aid, Band Aid, Labyrinth, Absolute Beginners and of course, as is always the case with Mr Pegg, a whole load of assorted trivia, facts, opinions and theories. Whatever you think of Bowie's notoriously divisive EMI albums, one thing's clear - there's much more to Bowie in the 80s than Never Let Me Down and Tonight. 

Recorded via Zoom in November 2020, with some occasional input from my dog Otto in the background. 

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Nick's book, in case you haven't yet read it, is something of a Holy Grail of Bowie info and detail - available here: 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-David-Bowie-Revised-Updated/dp/1785653652/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2VA9CC0ZX6SVO&dchild=1&keywords=nicholas+pegg+the+complete+david+bowie&qid=1615294898&sprefix=Nicholas+Pegg%2Caps%2C228&sr=8-1

Furthermore, edited out due to space, but we briefly talked about Nick's fleeting cameo in the recent, brilliant TV series "It's A Sin". If you've missed THAT and can access UK TV, then really, what are you waiting for, go and watch it and then come back. It is a superb, heartrending and life-affirming piece of drama (and Pegg-watchers, look out for the Dalek).

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/its-a-sin

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