Simon Wade presents The Wirebender, a selection of rare and remarkable recordings from his vast archive. This episode David Bowie’s electronic -Berlin- period takes up a great part. In Simon’s own words:

“Rex Offender’s mix of early Bowie Electronica caught the attention of Carlos Alomar

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who was very enthusiastic about it and contacted me, congratulating me by email. Less enthusiastic were the legal team at Soundcloud who took it down shortly afterwards!

Undeterred I re-present a mix of David Bowie’s electronic  instrumentals. Having listened back over the proceeding year I’m caught by its simplicity and the amazing combination of guitar and synthesiser.

I envy Fabba -J for having seen Bowie play keyboards in 1977 for Iggy Pop at the Rainbow Theater in London.

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What a show that must have been?

During this time period I hooked up with Johnny Rocca

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who agreed to collaborate via “TV painting” for the mix. Johnny has agreed to share the visuals with Radio On via You -tube clips.
It was my first on line collaboration via the internet and was inspired by the Michael Clarke Company

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“Come Been Gone at the Barbican”
Also included in the show are recordings From Ian Fears  “Spacehead ” and a rare recording of Capsule module 111 module iv and v.

Enjoy
The Wirebender

 

The Wirebender presents Bowie Electronic is scheduled first Sunday 29. June, Tuesday 1. July at 22:00-23:30 and Thursday 3. Friday 4. July at 06:00-07:30 Berlin time (-5 to -9 for the Americas) (+7 for Japan)