Fanatics! I Am Trying to Face a World Without David Bowie

Fanatics! I Am Trying to Face a World Without David Bowie
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[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW. Visit KCRW.com for more information and to stream his show online, or peruse the Radio Notes archives to see past playlists.]

RADIO BROADCAST #355
01–17–16

Fanatic. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? It is obvious that everyone passes away but some people are larger than life and when they eventually leave, it’s almost science fiction. A world without David Bowie is simply less artistic, less mysterious, less musical. We are very lucky to have the records he made. If you get a chance, Fanatic, please check out Blackstar, the man’s last album. It is beautiful as it is haunting and sad. I played it three times in one day in Bristol, England, after I got the news of his passing. I want to play it again but I feel too beaten up to face it right now.

Any death is a loss and I would not say that one is bigger than another. That being said, sometimes, someone leaves and the whole world takes notice. That is the case with Mr. David Bowie.

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I am damn sorry that this show is pretaped and we will be unable to bring you a show that you deserve, one where we could immerse ourselves in the man’s amazing music. How about this: Let’s do it in February.

I am on tour for the next few weeks but will be back and we will not only pay our respects to Mr. Bowie, but our good pal Lemmy.

At least we have a little Bowie music for this show. The rest of the tunes are good as well. As always, we hope you dig the show.

Hang onto yourself and STAY FANATIC!!! 
–– Henry

Hour 1
01. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak / At the BBC
02. Scientist- Rubber Foot / Introducing Scientist
03. The Alan Vega Trio – Do Not Do Not / Cubist Blues
04. Kim & Leanne - Rude Embryos / True West
05. Thin Lizzy - Wild One / UK Tour ’75
06. Les Fleurs de Mal - Sweet, Sweet Satan / We're Loud: 90s Cassette Punk Unknowns
07. Wolf Eyes - Twister Nightfall / I Am a Problem
08. Velvet Underground - The Black Angel's Death Song (mono) / The Velvet Underground
09. Thin Lizzy - Half Caste / Vagabonds, Kings, Warriors, Angels
10. Soviet Valves - Crossover Angst / Ninety To The Dozen
11. Ty Segall – Emotional Mugger / Emotional Mugger
12. Sunn O))) - She Played Such Music, Flowers Blossomed (Kannon 2 alt mix) / Kannon

Hour 2
01. King Tubby & Prince Jammy - Breaking Up Dubwise / Dub Gone 2 Crazy
02. Spectres – Where Flies Sleep / Dying
03. MC5 - Call Me Animal / Back In The USA
04. The Misfits - Where Eagles Dare / Box Set
05. Die Cheerleader - Evil Poppin' Eye / Filth By Association
06. David Bowie – Changes / Hunky Dory
07. Einstürzende Neubauten - Tan-Ze-Dub / Kalte Sterne
08. The Fall - City Dweller / Middle Class Revolt
09. Deadboy & The Elephantmen - What The Stars Have Eaten / We Are Night Sky
10. Love of Diagrams - Story Up / Rice Is Nice Mixtape Vol. 03
11. Lost Sounds - Tronic Graveyard / Rat's Brains & Microchips
12. The Present Moment - The Distance Between Us / Loyal To A Fault
13. Angie - Breathing In Blue / Free Agent
14. J. Mascis - Too Deep / Several Shades of Why
15. Wolfgang Reichmann – Himmelblau / Wunderbar 


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