Favourite band: POLYSICS
I just love ’em. They’re also the best live show I’ve ever been to - they played in a tiny club in London in 2013 at the end of a short european tour, and were visibly taken aback and genuinely thankful when they discovered that the venue was filled with a small but dedicated audience who actually knew their music.
Favourite album: CLOUDS TASTE METALLIC (The Flaming Lips)
Best lineup, best songs and comes right at the end of the band’s ‘first era’, right before the point they disappeared up their own asses (for the first time). They’re not my favourite band overall (they’re maybe number 2-3), but this album is for me the finest hour of music produced by one band.
Favourite Bowie: 90s BOWIE
Bowie was at his best when he was just doing whatever the fuck he wanted, which is exactly what he did for most of the 90s. Outside and Heathen are my two favourite Bowie albums, and his band around that time (Gabrels, Dorsey, Alford, Garson, sometimes Alomar) was the best one he ever had.
The 1996 festival set above is absolutely fantastic. Please watch the whole thing if you can. Modern (for its time, still partly so), loud and fun, with emphasis on recent material and his actual favourite songs. When he did ‘play the hits’, he played them with no reverence for the original versions and let his band interpret them as if they were new songs.
Also glam rock is for sex offenders.