LISTEN: Archival David Bowie DJ Set Unearthed

"Hello, it's David Bowie. It's a bit gray out today. I've got some Perrier water and a bunch of records."

Two days after capping his Berlin period with the release of Lodger in May of 1979, David Bowie took to the British airwaves, DJing a two-hour set on the BBC. Blogger John Coulthart unearthed the set, which includes cuts from everyone from Talking Heads and Philip Glass to ? and the Mysterians and The Staple Singers. You can stream it below—and hear Bowie’s sotto voce radio voice—via YouTube. The track list is also below.

The Doors, “Love Street”
Iggy Pop, “TV Eye”
John Lennon, “Remember”
? & The Mysterians, “96 Tears”
Edward Elgar, “The Nursery Suite” (extract)
Danny Kaye, “Inchworm”
Philip Glass, “Trial Prison”
The Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane”
Mars, “Helen Fordsdale”
Little Richard, “He’s My Star”
King Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man”
Talking Heads, “Warning Sign”
Jeff Beck, “Beck’s Bolero”
Ronnie Spector, “Try Some, Buy Some”
Marc Bolan, “20th Century Boy”
The Mekons, “Where Were You?”
Steve Forbert, “Big City Cat”
The Rolling Stones, “We Love You”
Roxy Music, “2HB”
Bruce Springsteen, “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City”
Stevie Wonder, “Fingertips”
Blondie, “Rip Her To Shreds”
Bob Seger, “Beautiful Loser”
David Bowie, “Boys Keep Swinging”
David Bowie, “Yassassin”
Talking Heads, “Book I Read”
Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure”
King Curtis, “Something On Your Mind”
The Staple Singers, “Lies”

(via Open Culture)

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