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Blog Smith is inspired by the myth of Hephaestus in the creation of blacksmith-like, forged materials: ideas. This blog analyzes topics that interest me: IT, politics, technology, history, education, music, and the history of religions.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Obama Lied and Blackmailed Country to Raise the Debt Limit

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Geller vs. Williams

Free speech

Ian Hunter Stranded in Reality

Pre-release

Clip 1: YOUR WAY
Recorded at The Sentrum Scene, Oslo, January 2002 but not included on the resultant album Strings Attached. Ian notes "Andy York and I were not too keen on the performance at the time. A year or two later it sounded really good to us, we were looking at each other and saying 'Why did we dislike it'?"

Clip 2: SAN DIEGO FREEWAY
Taken from our Experiments CD which is wholly made up of previously unreleased outtakes and demos from the personal archive of Ian Hunter. Gold dust ! Ian Hunter "Songs just come to me. This was just fun. Get in line!"

Clip 3: WHERE DO YOU ALL COME FROM
Recorded at the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford, England in 2008, Ian had not played this song live since 1973 ! It of course being the original B-side of Roll Away the Stone.


In his song, "Seein' Red, Ian Hunter refers to Gary_Webb who was an investigative reporter. Webb examined the origins of the crack cocaine trade in Los Angeles and claimed that members of the anti-government Contra rebels in Nicaragua had played a major role in creating the trade, using cocaine profits to support their struggle. It also suggested that the Contras may have acted with the knowledge and protection of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Under unusual circumstances Webb's death was ruled a suicide.


Preview
We have gone to great lengths to obtain rare footage of Ian in various settings throughout the years and have come up trumps with rare rehearsal footage, record company promotional videos, European TV clips, full concerts and much more.

We are providing you with over 5 hours of prime Ian Hunter and here are a few clips to whet your appetites, a studio rehearsal film from 1975, a rare as hens teeth clip from Dutch TV in 1979 and a taster from the Ryerson Theatre, Toronto concert also from 1979.

The career of the British rock great and Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter is celebrated with this 30-disc Anthology box set, Stranded in Reality, containing a swathe of rare and previously unreleased recordings and film. Compiled and curated by Ian and recognised Hunter-Mott biographer Campbell Devine, the project is the ultimate celebration of the artist?s hugely influential and sparkling solo work. Covering the years 1975 to 2015, Stranded in Reality comprises 17 original albums on 19 CDs, 9 ?new? discs of intriguing rare and unreleased tracks plus 2DVDs. All of Ian?s classic solo albums are contained in the box set including expanded Anniversary Editions of Ian Hunter, All-American Alien Boy, You?re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic and Welcome to the Club, plus special unique bonus track discs of Short Back n? Sides, All of The Good Ones Are Taken, The Artful Dodger, Strings Attached, Shrunken Heads and When I?m President. The new albums are titled Tilting the Mirror (Rarities 2CD), If You Wait Long Enough for Anything, You Can Get it on Sale (Live 1979-81 2CD), Bag of Tricks (Live Volumes 1, 2 and 3), Acoustic Shadows and Experiments. The box presents many unheard and ?lost? songs from Ian?s archive including ?San Diego Freeway?, ?Nobody?s Perfect? and ?Salvation? as well as rarely performed live versions of ?Wild East?, ?While You Were Looking At Me?, ?The Outsider? and a 2008 acoustic concert. A visual 2 disc set, It Never Happened, features promo, live and archive material, and most of the footage has not been issued commercially on DVD until now. The project includes a complete 1979 Hunter Ronson concert from London?s Hammersmith Odeon and a TV film from the same tour, live in Toronto. Collectively, the albums and DVD?s offer music fans a rock ?n? roll jackpot of over 400 tracks! Lavishly presented in an LP-size deluxe box with custom Escher-style cover, the collection also contains an 88-page hardback book with comprehensive essay, rare memorabilia and Ian Hunter ?Track by Track? for every song, a stunning facsimile Shades newspaper featuring classic historic press features, an Alien Boy lithograph personally signed by Ian and original and brand new album artwork in replica card sleeves.

Track listing:
http://www.propermusic.com/product-details/Ian-Hunter-Stranded-In-Reality-Ltd-Edition-Box-Set-235832

Ian Hunter’s new studio album, Fingers Crossed promises ten new songs including ‘Ghosts’, ‘That’s When the Trouble Starts’, ‘Bow Street Runners’ and Ian’s much-anticipated homage to David Bowie ‘Dandy’. Recorded at HOBO Studios in New Jersey, and co-produced by Hunter and Andy York, the record features his magnificent Rant Band and will be released later this year on Proper Records.

Info from Proper Records flyers at the Copper Rooms last night:

Ian Hunter - Stranded in Reality, the ultimate box set.
Ian's solo catalogue 1975-2015, 17 original albums on 19 CDs & 2 DVDs & 9 cds of rare, live & unreleased material.

New discs Tilting the Mirror, Experiments, Acoustic Shadows, bag of Tricks, It Never Happened & If Wait Long Enough for Anything, You Can get it On sale.

Set also includes an 88 page book with Ian Hunter 'track by track' for all songs & 'Shades' replica music paper & signed Alien Boy lithograph.

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The flyer also showed the art work for four of the new albums





The career of the British rock great and Mott the Hoople icon Ian Hunter is celebrated with this 30-disc Anthology box set, Stranded in Reality, containing a swathe of rare and previously unreleased recordings and film. Compiled and curated by Ian and recognised Hunter-Mott biographer Campbell Devine, the project is the ultimate celebration of the artist?s hugely influential and sparkling solo work. Covering the years 1975 to 2015, Stranded in Reality comprises 17 original albums on 19 CDs, 9 ?new? discs of intriguing rare and unreleased tracks plus 2DVDs.

All of Ian?s classic solo albums are contained in the box set including expanded Anniversary Editions of Ian Hunter, All-American Alien Boy, You?re Never Alone with a Schizophrenic and Welcome to the Club, plus special unique bonus track discs of Short Back n? Sides, All of The Good Ones Are Taken, The Artful Dodger, Strings Attached, Shrunken Heads and When I?m President.

The new albums are titled Tilting the Mirror (Rarities 2CD), If You Wait Long Enough for Anything, You Can Get it on Sale (Live 1979-81 2CD), Bag of Tricks (Live Volumes 1, 2 and 3), Acoustic Shadows and Experiments. The box presents many unheard and ?lost? songs from Ian?s archive including ?San Diego Freeway?, ?Nobody?s Perfect? and ?Salvation? as well as rarely performed live versions of ?Wild East?, ?While You Were Looking At Me?, ?The Outsider? and a 2008 acoustic concert.

A visual 2 disc set, It Never Happened, features promo, live and archive material, and most of the footage has not been issued commercially on DVD until now. The project includes a complete 1979 Hunter Ronson concert from London?s Hammersmith Odeon and a TV film from the same tour, live in Toronto. Collectively, the albums and DVD?s offer music fans a rock ?n? roll jackpot of over 400 tracks!

Lavishly presented in an LP-size deluxe box with custom Escher-style cover, the collection also contains an 88-page hardback book with comprehensive essay, rare memorabilia and Ian Hunter ?Track by Track? for every song, a stunning facsimile Shades newspaper featuring classic historic press features, an Alien Boy lithograph personally signed by Ian and original and brand new album artwork in replica card sleeves.









Ian Hunter, November 2016 Concert Dates


Flyer from Copper Rooms tonight.
4th Town Hall Birmingham
5th Garage Glasgow
7th Sage Gateshead
8th Tramshed Cardiff
9th RCNM Manchester
11th O2 London
12th Tivoli Buckley
13th Picturedrome Holmfirth.

Ian Hunter, 31 Jan 2016 – Giants of Rock, Butlin’s, Minehead UK

Roll Away The Stone

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Coventry was good but the venue had a low ceiling at the back so the sound suffered if you were back there.

Wrexham was a proper theatre. Balcony sound was not great. Downstairs it was much better. Once Ian told the crowd to stand up the atmosphere improve immensely. 

Butlins was brilliant; by far the best gig of the three. The sound was good, the lights were good, the crown was big and appreciative, and the band really seemed to respond. 

Work From Home 2016

Home Work

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ian Hunter, Wrexham, UK

Ian

Both gigs were very good, not much different to the last tour in terms of songs although shorter set than normal, obviously practicing the Minehead set. Start of encore was Rest in Peace, on Friday Ian commented something like "I don't need to say any more".

Coventry and Wrexham, Wrexham was a seated venue the set up was pretty good - capacity of about 900 and a good crowd was there on the night.

Set was pretty much as in October 2014 - crowd were receptive as ever both nights - everyone had a great time - Honaloochie was introduced as 'the song I don't like - but you folks do' or something similar - highlights if we are being picky [it's all highlights really] - Ian forgetting the words to OBTS and the band helping him out - MC Bosch giving the Les Paul a good going over during Black Tears and Bastard - and Rest In Peace for saying everything without anyone saying anything.


30 Jan 2016 - William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham UK https://glyndwr.ticketline.co.uk/order/gateway/13306594

Crowd standing during ATYD at Wrexham





Review

Death Too Soon

Death

Obama Seeking Post-Presidency Islamist Mosque

Obama Establishes Mosque

The Mosque has been an Islamist stronghold.


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The mosque was led for over a decade by an Imam who justified suicide bombings in some circumstances and who helped found a mosque with ties to Al Qaeda. 

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)–which has been declared a terrorist organization in the United Arab Emirates and was named by federal prosecutors as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s Hamas-funding operation–welcomed Obama’s decision. 



Mohamad Adam el-Sheikh, a native of Sudan and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood, led the institution for eighteen years as its Imam.
Before becoming Imam there, el-Sheikh helped found the Muslim American Society, an outfit created by Muslim Brotherhood members.
In 2004, he told the Washington Post, commenting on Palestinian suicide bombers: “If certain Muslims are to be cornered where they cannot defend themselves, except through these kinds of means, and their local religious leaders issued fatwas to permit that, then it becomes acceptable as an exceptional rule, but should not be taken as a principle.”
El-Sheikh also helped found the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque, which was once led by the deceased infamous Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki.
When he left the Islamic Society of Baltimore, El Sheikh became the Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah, following Awlaki’s escape from the U.S. after the September 11 attacks.
The Dar Al-Hijrah mosque was founded thanks, in part, to a large grant from Saudi Arabia’s Embassy in the United States, which allowed for the large facility to accommodate some 5,000 Muslims.
Dar Al-Hijrah, which is located right outside Washington, D.C., is connected to several high-profile Islamic terrorists who prayed there, including Major Nidal Hassan – the Ft. Hood massacre jihadi, two September 11 hijackers, and an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
El-Sheikh was also the former Baltimore regional director of the Islamic American Relief Agency (IARA), which the U.S. Treasury Department later designated a specially designated global terrorist group for its support of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
While in Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as a regional director for the Islamic American Relief Agency. That group’s parent organization is the Islamic African Relief Agency, which the Treasury Department says provided funds to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
After leaving Baltimore, el-Sheikh served as imam at the infamous Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church. That mosque has a lengthy roster of known terrorists and terrorist sympathizers. Its imam during much of the 1990s was Mohammed al-Hanooti. He was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six people.
Dar al-Hijrah came under the control of Anwar al-Awlaki in 2001. He’s the American al-Qaeda recruiter who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011. Nidal Hasan, the U.S. Army major who killed 13 people at Fort Hood in Nov. 2009, is said to have attended the Virginia mosque when al-Awlaki served there. The pair also reportedly exchanged emails. Two of the 9/11 hijackers also attended Dar al-Hijrah during al-Awlaki’s tenure.

Moreover, tolerance does not appear to be a virtue shared by ISB’s resident scholar, Yaseen Shaikh.
A 2013 Youtube video shows Shaikh, who previously served as imam at a mosque in Plano, Tex., speaking out forcefully against homosexuality in Islam.
Islamist sermon against homosexuality.

During an hour long diatribe, Shaikh called homosexuality a psychological disorder that has no place in Islam or society. He also lamented that gay rights groups have “hijacked” political discourse.
“This whole subject of homosexuality in the public sphere…is no longer a religious issue, unfortunately, as much as we want to use the religious card and try to defeat this, now it’s become a politicized issue,” Shaikh says in the video.
“Politicians are highly influenced by people who back them, and we find that these politicians who are calling for gay rights and marriage and supporting gay rights are lobbied and campaigned by gay activists, by gay groups. And they are throwing money at it left and right to gain some acceptance in society, to be considered normal people, to be treated normally.”
Obama is one such politician who has supported gay rights.
“We have to counter the efforts that are taking place elsewhere,” Sheikh says in the video, advising that “if our children are taught that [homosexuality is] okay, we have to teach them it’s not okay.”

Ian Hunter, 30 Jan 2016 – William Aston Hall, Glyndwr University, Wrexham UK

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ian Hunter, Butlins

Butlins

Saudi Salafism and Islamic State Equal Islam

Islamism according to the former head Imam in Mecca is the same whether in Saudi Arabia or in the Islamic State.

Ian Hunter, 29 Jan 2016 – The Copper Rooms, University Of Warwick, Coventry UK

Bastard
Review

Ian Hunter, Coventry, UK

Ian

Bastard

Pictures

Copper Rooms, University Of Warwick, Coventry UK http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/IXK2901X

Opening Act

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cruz Religious Hypocrisy

Hypocrite

Hillary Less Religious

Less religious

Louder With Crowder: Gun Show Loophole

Crowder

Ireland Then and Now

Ireland

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

90% Tax Rate Fine For Democratic Candidate

90%

Hillary Tryphorgetin

Hillary

Family Guy Jesus

Jesus

Cheat Sheet for LinkedIn Profile

Cheat Sheet

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FBI Kills Oregon Protestor

9:00


Death

Muslim Swing Vote

Muslim Voting

Britain First vs. Muslims

Luton

Vet Suspended from College as Threat Requested Non-Muslim Counselor

Vet

Monday, January 25, 2016

Chip in Brain Implants

Chip

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Media, Money, Movement

Vortex

Democrats for Trump

A new survey released Friday by Mercury Analytics finds nearly 20% of the likely Democratic voters polled would cross over in the general election and vote for the Republican front-runner Trump.
When crossover voters were asked how sure they were, 63% of the Democrats who said they would crossover were “100% sure.”
Mercury Analytics dial-tested Trump’s first campaign ad, which touches on a variety of issues including ISIS, radical Islamic terrorism and illegal immigration. The firm found 25% of Democrats “agree completely” that the ad raised some good points;  while 44% of Democrats agree “completely” or “somewhat.”

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Transhuman

Transhuman

Journal

Islamist Invasion Banned by Facebook

Facebook

TRANSCRIPT:
Hello, you can read the newspapers but this video is about the real situation in Germany. I would like to tell everyone about this on Youtube and Facebook. I am almost 16. I would like everyone to know what is going on, what I am authentically feeling at this moment.
And I am so scared everywhere. For example, if my family and I go out together, or if I see a movie with my friends. Usually I stay at home, but sometimes I stay out until 6 pm in winter, and it is so scary. It is just very hard to live day-to-day life as a woman.
I just want to say that I am not a racist. But one day, a terrible thing happened at the supermarket. I ran all the way home. I was so frightened for my life. There’s no other way to describe it.
My aunt and her friend have said you have to grow up. Why should we, children, have to grow up in such fear? It’s not just me, my friends too. You can see on Facebook, a 17 year old attacked, a 15 year old attacked, two 12-year olds attacked, so many. It is really so sad that this is happening … because of YOU PEOPLE. :(
I cannot understand why they do this. But more importantly, I cannot understand why Germany is doing nothing! Why is Germany standing by, watching, and then doing nothing? Please explain, why. Men of Germany, these people are killing your children, they are killing your women. We need your protection. We are so scared, we don’t want to be frightened to go to the grocery store alone after sunset. The politicians live alone in their villas, drink their cocktails, and do nothing. They do nothing! I do not know what world they live in, but please, people, please help us! Please, do something! I cannot understand why this is happening. One day, my friend and I were walking down the street, and a group of Arabs were protesting and demonstrating. They shouted, “Allah! Allah! Allah is the one God! Kill those infidels! Allah Allah!” What should I do? Should I wear a burka? Why should I have to convert to Islam?
It’s fine if you believe in Allah, but why do you want to make everyone else believe in Allah too? I just think it would be better if there were no religion. Stop trying to make everyone else believe in your God when they do not want to.
Please, people of Germany. Do something!
When I try to tell the authorities about what has happened, they hold their hand up towards me and they say it is a problem and then ignore it. and they laugh. It is unfair. They laugh at us. They say we are dumb. They think this not only of me, but of the entire state of Germany. They don’t care about our fear. Please help us. This is an emergency! There are more and more of them.
One time in summer, the Muslims said we were sluts for walking outside in a t-shirt.
Yes, we were wearing t-shirts. It’s summer!
Another day, I was wearing this. My friend and I purchased it while shopping hehe. If we feel like wearing it, we will wear it! And you Muslims have no right to physically assault or rape us for it! God willing, never in my life. You have no right to attack us because we are wearing t-shirts. You also have no right to rape.
The life of Germany has changed because these people cannot integrate. We give them so much help. We support them financially and they do not have to work. But they only want more babies and more welfare and more money. Men of Germany, please, patrol the streets and protect us. Do this for your women and your children. If you do that, I believe that we will have a chance.
This sort of action would be wonderful. We would be so grateful and thankful. So many thanks, if steadily, more men would come to protect us. We are so scared.
I am so upset about what Merkel has done.
Thank you, Angela Merkel, for killing Germany! I have no more respect for you, Merkel. I do not think you know what you have done. You do not see how our lives have changed. Open your eyes! Is this normal? Should I, a 16-year old who is almost 17, be so scared to walk outside my house? No, it is not normal. You have killed Germany!
This is the truth. We are no longer allowed to walk outside. We are no longer allowed to wear our clothes. We are no longer allowed to live the German life. This is the sad truth.
I think it’s about time to end this video. I believe I have given a full account from a normal person. I hope others can see this and understand.
I only want to end with one message: Men, please, help your women. Help your children. I am so scared. My friends have the same fear. We are shocked that this has happened. I hope this video can convince you, and that this terrible events can stop.
- See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2016/01/watch-angela-merkel-you-have-killed-germany-16-year-old-girls-migrant-fears-video-that-dhimmi-facebook-is-censoring.html/#sthash.CuNT70jk.dpuf

Friday, January 22, 2016

Muslims Killing Christians

Islamic Killers

Gay Scholar Threatens Feminist Orthodoxy

Gay scholar

Europe Risk of Eurabia

BBC

WSJ: Criminal Hillary

Mukasey

Thursday, January 21, 2016

National Review Against Trump

Against Trump

Hillary Compromised Information for Russia, China, and Iran

Hillary

Anti-American Common Core Revealed

Anti-

Week 3

Krishna Battlefield Advice to Arjuna

Krishna and Arjuna


Thou seest Me as Time who kills, Time who brings all to doom, The Slayer Time, Ancient of Days, come hither to consume; Excepting thee, of all these hosts of hostile chiefs arrayed, There stands not one shall leave alive the battlefield! Dismayed No longer be! Arise! obtain renown! destroy thy foes! Fight for the kingdom waiting thee when thou hast vanquished those. By Me they fall--not thee! the stroke of death is dealt them now, Even as they show thus gallantly; My instrument art thou! Strike, strong-armed Prince, at Drona! at Bhishma strike! deal death On Karna, Jyadratha; stay all their warlike breath! 'Tis I who bid them perish! Thou wilt but slay the slain; Fight! they must fall, and thou must live. Bhagavad Gita 11:32

Hinduism and Buddhism Compared: Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

Introduction to Buddhism, 3:05, FlowVella
Buddhism

Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, explains the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism. Starting with the story of Prince Siddhartha, who wished to alleviate human suffering and became enlightened in order to help others, the religion does not focus on a god, but rather on self-empowerment and the belief that everyone is already a Buddha but not yet enlightened.

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Journeying to the far reaches of the world, and to places cameras have rarely been, “Belief” searches the origins of diverse faiths and the heart of what really matters. From the epic to the intimate, webbed throughout each hour are stories of people on spiritual journeys, taking them to sacred spaces.

Fox Accuses Huckabee of Racism

Gay

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Personal Strategy

Strategy

Christians Victims of Most Violent Persecutions in Modern History, 4:46

2015

Hinduism and Buddhism Compared: Venn Diagram

Hinduism and Buddhism Compared: Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

State Knows Islamist Cells From Mexico

Cells

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Constitution Revolution

Constitution

Swedish Muslim Abuses Elderly

Islamist

Hillary Emails Most Sensitive Information

Hillary

Monday, January 18, 2016

State Ignored Security Before Benghazi

Ignored

Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople, Dale Griffin, RIP

Reply with quote

Dale Griffin

“The last time I saw Buff was at the First MTH reunion in 2009. He was eloquent and aware and had a great time doing the encores. I’m so glad he was able to do that – Mott was his band. He not only played to the song – he played to the lyric. Our condolences to his partner Jean Smith. R.I.P. Terence Dale Griffin.”
– Ian Hunter

Kris Needs Classic Rock

Kris Needs
Rolling Stone

Mick Ralphs on his Twitter Account - Thank you Dale for the years of friendship & keeping the beat. The engine room of Mott. Rest in peace, old friend.

BBC Announcement

Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople, has died aged 67.

He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks Roll Away The Stone and All The Young Dudes.

The latter was written and produced by David Bowie, who sang backing vocals on the track.

The band, who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill to take part.

He died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night, said Peter Purnell from record label Angel Air records
Mirror

Interactive iPad Document

iPad

College Propaganda on Race

Marxism
Whiteness Shaming

Sunday, January 17, 2016

FBI Admits Patriot Act Useless

FBI

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Section 215 Patriot Act

2 minutes

Teaching and iPad Apps

iPad

Friday, January 15, 2016

Tech Trends 2016

2016

TSA Sexual Assaults

TSA

Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Heroes

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cool Sunglasses

Life hack: Defrost Windshield

Lifehack

Waiting for an American President to be Elected in 2016

Waiting

Sowell Endorses Convention of States

Sowell

The Plan to Destroy

Vortex

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

China Warns U.S. Plane

China

Ian Hunter on "All The Young Dudes," Bowie, RIP

David Bowie

“David wrote some wonderful songs. I was lucky enough to sing one of them – and it changed my life. My heart goes out to his wife, son and daughter. R.I.P. David.”
– Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Bowie

Twilight of the Rock Gods
Gene Simmons was a guest on CNN to discuss Bowie's death and what Bowie's music meant to the young Kiss members. The interviewer asked Simmons one final question that was basically what advice he would have for today's generation of young aspiring rockers who might be unfamiliar with the music of that era. Simmons said something like: "Go into your room, put away your cell phone, close the door and listen carefully to a band called Mott the Hoople"

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/01/12/bowie-gene-simmons-interview-hala-gorani.cnn

Having established himself as a solo artist with "Space Oddity", Bowie began to sense a lacking: "a full-time band for gigs and recording—people he could relate to personally".[40] The shortcoming was underlined by his artistic rivalry with Marc Bolan, who was at the time acting as his session guitarist.[40] A band was duly assembled. John Cambridge, a drummer Bowie met at the Arts Lab, was joined by Tony Visconti on bass and Mick Ronson on electric guitar. Known as the Hype, the bandmates created characters for themselves and wore elaborate costumes that prefigured the glam style of the Spiders From Mars. After a disastrous opening gig at the London Roundhouse, they reverted to a configuration presenting Bowie as a solo artist.[40][41]Their initial studio work was marred by a heated disagreement between Bowie and Cambridge over the latter's drumming style; matters came to a head when Bowie, enraged, accused, "You're fucking up my album." Cambridge summarily quit and was replaced by Mick Woodmansey.[42] Not long after, in a move that resulted in years of litigation, at the conclusion of which Bowie was forced to pay Pitt compensation, the singer fired his manager, replacing him with Tony Defries.[42]

The studio sessions continued and resulted in Bowie's third album, The Man Who Sold the World (1970), which contained references to schizophrenia, paranoia, and delusion.[43] Characterised by the heavy rock sound of his new backing band, it was a marked departure from the acoustic guitar and folk rock style established by Space Oddity. To promote it in the US, Mercury Records financed a coast-to-coast publicity tour in which Bowie, between January and February 1971, was interviewed by radio stations and the media. Exploiting his androgynous appearance, the original cover of the UK version unveiled two months later depicted the singer wearing a dress: taking the garment with him, he wore it during interviews – to the approval of critics, including Rolling Stone '​s John Mendelsohn who described him as "ravishing, almost disconcertingly reminiscent of Lauren Bacall" – and in the street, to mixed reaction including laughter and, in the case of one male pedestrian, producing a gun and telling Bowie to "kiss my ass".[44][45] During the tour Bowie's observation of two seminal American proto-punk artists led him to develop a concept that eventually found form in the Ziggy Stardust character: a melding of the persona of Iggy Pop with the music of Lou Reed, producing "the ultimate pop idol".[44] A girlfriend recalled his "scrawling notes on a cocktail napkin about a crazy rock star named Iggy or Ziggy", and on his return to England he declared his intention to create a character "who looks like he's landed from Mars".[44]
Hunky Dory (1971) found Visconti, Bowie's producer and bassist, supplanted in both roles by Ken Scott and Trevor Bolderrespectively. The album saw the partial return of the fey pop singer of "Space Oddity", with light fare such as "Kooks", a song written for his son, Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, born on 30 May.[46] (His parents chose "his kooky name"—he was known as Zowie for the next 12 years—after the Greek word zoe, life.)[47] Elsewhere, the album explored more serious themes, and found Bowie paying unusually direct homage to his influences with "Song for Bob Dylan", "Andy Warhol", and "Queen Bitch", a Velvet Underground pastiche. It was not a significant commercial success at the time[48] but was ranked number 58 by voters on the All Time Top 1000 Albums list.

1972–73: Ziggy Stardust


David Bowie during the Ziggy Stardust Tour
Dressed in a striking costume, his hair dyed red, Bowie launched his Ziggy Stardust stage show with the Spiders from Mars—Ronson, Bolder and Woodmansey—at the Toby Jug pub in Tolworthon 10 February 1972.[49] The show was hugely popular, catapulting him to stardom as he toured the UK over the course of the next six months and creating, as described by Buckley, a "cult of Bowie" that was "unique—its influence lasted longer and has been more creative than perhaps almost any other force within pop fandom."[49] The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), combining the hard rock elements of The Man Who Sold the World with the lighter experimental rock and pop of Hunky Dory, was released in June. "Starman", issued as an April single ahead of the album, was to cement Bowie's UK breakthrough: both single and album charted rapidly following his July Top of the Pops performance of the song. The album, which remained in the chart for two years, was soon joined there by the 6-month-old Hunky Dory. At the same time the non-album single "John, I'm Only Dancing", and "All the Young Dudes", a song he wrote and produced for Mott the Hoople, became UK hits. The Ziggy Stardust Tour continued to the United States.[50]
Bowie contributed backing vocals to Lou Reed's 1972 solo breakthrough Transformer, co-producing the album with Mick Ronson.[51] His own Aladdin Sane (1973) topped the UK chart, his first number one album. Described by Bowie as "Ziggy goes to America", it contained songs he wrote while travelling to and across the US during the earlier part of the Ziggy tour, which now continued to Japan to promote the new album. Aladdin Sane spawned the UK top five singles "The Jean Genie" and "Drive-In Saturday".[52][53]
Bowie's love of acting led his total immersion in the characters he created for his music. "Offstage I'm a robot. Onstage I achieve emotion. It's probably why I prefer dressing up as Ziggy to being David." With satisfaction came severe personal difficulties: acting the same role over an extended period, it became impossible for him to separate Ziggy Stardust—and, later, the Thin White Duke—from his own character offstage. Ziggy, Bowie said, "wouldn't leave me alone for years. That was when it all started to go sour ... My whole personality was affected. It became very dangerous. I really did have doubts about my sanity."[54] His later Ziggy shows, which included songs from both Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, were ultra-theatrical affairs filled with shocking stage moments, such as Bowie stripping down to a sumo wrestling loincloth or simulating oral sexwith Ronson's guitar.[55] Bowie toured and gave press conferences as Ziggy before a dramatic and abrupt on-stage "retirement" at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973. Footage from the final show was released the same year for the film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.[56]
After a 1972 concert in a "gas cylinder" in Switzerland, Mott The Hoople announced their end. David Bowie, a fan of the band, then offered them a song he had just written. As Hunter recalled in a 2004 DVD interview, "He offered us "Suffragette City", which I didn't think was good enough. And then he sat down on the floor, Regent Street it was, in a publisher's office, and plays 'All The Young Dudes' on an acoustic guitar."[4] It reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and revived the band, who were appreciative of Bowie's rescue. Guitarist Ralphs relates that Bowie taught Mott studio tricks, but one of the best-known sounds during the period was a 'hand-clap-in-the-toilet' routine that relied more on Hunter's vision than it did on Bowie's clearly more experienced studio abilities.[11] Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson also significantly contributed to Mott's sound, a fact noticed by Hunter, who would later collaborate with Ronson a great deal.[12]
In April 1992 Bowie appeared at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, following the Queen frontman's death the previous year. As well as performing "Heroes" and "All the Young Dudes", he was joined on "Under Pressure" by Annie Lennox, who took Mercury's vocal part.[115] Four days later, Bowie and Iman were married in Switzerland. Intending to move to Los Angeles, they flew in to search for a suitable property, but found themselves confined to their hotel, under curfew: the 1992 Los Angeles riots began the day they arrived. They settled in New York instead.[116]Simmonshttp://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2016ns-interview-hala-gorani.cnInterview

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