What’s in the bag (71)

Head Records in Leamington had a load of used vinyl in this weekend and I bought a few, one of which was ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ by David Bowie.

It plays perfectly and cost £5, which is not bad at all really. I well remember ‘Ashes to Ashes’ hitting the number one spot in the UK with, what was then, a rather a startlingly odd promotional video. Now it looks like something that might have been done on somebody’s smart phone. It was very influential though as the usual videos we would see back in 1980 where pretty much just the band playing or running about.

Side 1 is amazing, packed with brilliant tracks and Side 2 keeps the quality high, albeit with tracks that might be less familiar.


Side One
1. “It’s No Game (No. 1)”
2. “Up the Hill Backwards”
3. “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”
4. “Ashes to Ashes”
5. “Fashion”
Side Two
6. “Teenage Wildlife”
7. “Scream Like a Baby”
8. “Kingdom Come” (music and lyrics by Tom Verlaine)
9. “Because You’re Young”
10. “It’s No Game (No. 2)”

Here’s a whole documentry on Bowie – ‘Sound and Vision’