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 Offenderâ€™s mix of earlyÂ BowieÂ Electronica caught the attention of Carlos Alomar
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 DavidÂ Bowieâ€™s electronic Â instrumentals. Having listened back over the proceeding year Iâ€™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.
What a show that must have been?
During this time period I hooked up with Johnny Rocca
who agreed to collaborate via â€œTV paintingâ€ 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
â€œCome Been Gone at the Barbicanâ€
Also included in the show are recordings FromÂ Ian Fears Â “Spacehead ” and a rare recording of CapsuleÂ module 111 module iv and v.