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Ken Scott’s Book ‘Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust’ Is A Must Have Book

Weird really enjoyed the book ‘ABBEY ROAD TO ZIGGY STARDUST‘ by KEN SCOTT and BOBBY OWSINSKI so, here’s his take on the title:

For anyone with even a passing interest in some of the most iconic albums of all time, this book is a must.  World famous engineer/producer Ken Scott takes you behind the scenes of albums by The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, The Tubes, Devo and a host of others.  Not only is all the technical data explained, but you get a close-up view of bickering band members, shady managers and record company and management maneuvers.

Lots of space is devoted to Ken’s classic recordings with Bowie & The Spiders, giving you the most intimate descriptions of how these gifted musicians put their songs on tape.  Not only did he record them in the studio, but it was Ken in the RCA mobile unit who captured the last concert at the Hammersmith Odeon.  In the book, he professes his dislike of both mixes of the show.  It would definitely be interesting to hear how the man who produced Ziggy would mix this historic live event!

I really like the way the book is put together. Ken will talk about a band then you will get quotes from band members or other people who shine their light on the subject as well.  There is a photo section in the center of the book with amazing pictures, but the book is also peppered with photos and illustrations throughout.  A must have book about a golden period in music – thanks Ken!

Gail Ann Dorsey And Tony Visconti Salute David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ On Facebook

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Bass player and vocalist Gail Ann Dorsey and producer, arranger Tony Visconti posted status updates on Facebook yesterday as David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’ officially hit the streets. Both Dorsey and Visconti who have partnered with Bowie for numerous records and tours had this to say about the release. Read the rest of this entry »

We Missed You David Bowie – Welcome Back!!!

 

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On January 8th 2013 while celebrating 25 years of creating under the guise of Weird and Gilly our well planned day took a drastic turn after signing on to the web before venturing out for our traditional festive dinner at Luigi’s in Akron, Ohio. SURPRISE!! Word had it: David Bowie had launched a brand new single for his 66th birthday and as music’s best kept secret went viral; we tuned in with the rest of the world, jaws dropped firmly on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Weird And Gilly Are Back!

We're Back
Stay tuned! We have so much to shout about!

A new David Bowie album, the return of the Stooges  and then there’s the incredible Ian Hunter tour!

Spider Trevor Bolder‘s comeback, Ken Scott‘s terrific new book and the premier of the 1994 Mick Ronson Memorial Film and so much more!!!

Luv on ya,
Weird and Gilly 2013

 

Ken Scott Releases New Memoir ‘Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust’

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Ken Scott is legend in our world. Calling him an engineer or producer extraordinaire is putting it lightly for the man has been involved with some of our favorite records ever. Now, he’s written a memoir that details his career and notes how he achieved some of the sounds we’ve grown to cherish. Read the rest of this entry »

40th Anniversary of Ziggy Stardust Celebrated At Heddon Street, London 2012

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Spiders From Mars bassist Trevor Bolder and drummer Woody Woodmansey were two very special guests that appeared at the unveiling of the new plaque commemorating the 40th Anniversary of David Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.’ Read the rest of this entry »

David Bowie Turns 65

David Bowie turns 65 today and we wish him a very happy birthday and a year full of life’s richest blessings. Weird and Gilly celebrate a 24th Anniversary today. 24 years of creating together.  We’ve been listening together and laughing together a lot longer than that but that’s another story. Until we can tell it, crank it up and “let yourself go.” Cheers to the person that created this graphic – (unknown) and a much larger cheer to YOU.

Now, go CELEBRATE!!!

 

David Bowie’s ‘Jean Genie’ Starring Mick Ronson

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David Bowie 1973 ‘Top Of The Pops’ anyone?  So ~ like you, we kept hearing about the possible T.O.T. P. ‘Jean Genie broadcast on Dec. 21, 2011 but just about the time we settled with the notion of having to wait,  BBC2 aired it as part of their Christmas special. Almost immediately, posting after posting started to appear on youTube and it felt like the entire planet was tuning in.

Bowie and The Spiders From Mars are caught here, in their absolute prime and the delivery of this video, 38 years later and the week of Christmas ~ kicked our spirits into overdrive.  Read part 1 of the story here and the follow up here for the complete story  but the video you’ll find posted below. Lean back and get ready to time-travel: UK 1973. “Let Yourself Go!!”

Watch David Bowie and The Spiders  Perform Jean Genie

In honor of David Bowie’s TOY

Last month David Bowie’s unreleased (2002) album TOY leaked on the web. Consisting of his old songs re-imagined and re-recorded, it’s long been anticipated by fans.

The recording of TOY can be found at:  http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=732

Weeks later the TOY buzz continues as this cute lil’ finger puppet has just arrived in our mailbox. We’re uncertain of who created this number but we’d like to thank Sean ‘Masslayer’ Doherty in Boston for this great surprise! Click here for a PDF file that will instruct you how to make your very own David Bowie TOY! david_bowie

Feel The Love 1973

Happy Valentines Day!

Were you in New York  at Radio City Music Hall on Valentines Day 1973?  This was the first night of the second USA Tour for Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

If you were there – we want to hear about it.

Drop us a line at wag@weirdandgilly.com

xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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