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The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death

The 10 Best David Bowie Covers in the Year Since His Death
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since David Bowie‘s death. It hurts for many reasons, but if there’s any solace to glean from the loss, it’s that Bowie has been properly mourned. Not just among civilians — you’d be hard-pressed to find an artist who didn’t turn in a Bowie cover at some point. Here are some of our favorites from the past year, ranging from deep cuts to the obvious ones.

Seu Jorge, “Space Oddity”

Okay, okay, this one’s kind of a cheat. Seu Jorge’s lovely samba-flavored covers of
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Fright Night 30th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack Release Details & Artwork

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Over three decades ago, Tom Holland's Fright Night hit theaters with a rockin', danceable soundtrack that amplified the film's fun yet frightening atmosphere. To celebrate the beloved film's 30th anniversary, Night Fever Music has released Fright Night's soundtrack in three collectible vinyl versions.

Press Release: Night Fever Music is proud to announce the 30th Anniversary release of Fright Night- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Columbia Pictures released Fright Night to theaters in 1985, becoming one of the top grossing horror films of the year. Starring William Ragsdale, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Amanda Bearse and Stephen Geoffreys, Fright Night has become one of the most beloved cult films in the genre

The soundtrack is anchored by hitmakers the J. Geils Band, whose single “Fright Night” leads off the album. Joining the band are numerous new wave rockers of the day, most notably Devo with the electro-funk of “Let’s Talk,
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The Ballad of Mott the Hoople – TV review

Mott the Spinal Tap? Almost, says Tim Dowling of a wonderful Hoople rockumentary

We have grown used to documentaries where old men talk about the heyday of rock with a solemnity once reserved for memories of the Salonika campaign. The Ballad of Mott the Hoople (BBC4) was no different: this show was exuberant, sad and – occasionally – as funny as This Is Spinal Tap.

There is something reliably comic about the names of minor bands in any rock'n'roll family tree. The members of Mott the Hoople came principally from two Herefordshire groups, the Buddies and the Soulents. They were the musical clay from which the band was moulded by the notorious Guy Stevens of Island Records, whose choicier utterances were spelled out in captions. "There are only two Phil Spectors in the world," he once said, "and I'm one of them."

In true rock style, the singer was dismissed immediately: Stan Tippins was relegated to management.
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TV highlights 08/03/2013

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The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople | Ice Road Truckers | American Master: A Portrait of John Adams | Gardeners' World | Wild Arabia | In Vogue: The Editor's Eye | Takeshi's Castle Rebooted

The Ballad of Mott the Hoople

10pm, BBC4

"Like underground music and rock'n'roll," is how the Clash's Mick Jones describes Ian Hunter's peculiarly named rockers, in another chewy profile for the channel that's rapidly turning into a sort of outpost of VH1. Among other things, we discover how Island Records' resident jailbird Guy Stevens shaped the band, and more about their Dude–ish leg-up from Dame David. Otherwise, it's pure rock'n'roll: "Bassist Pete was an utter lazy bastard. He didn't want to do anything except chase girls. And why not?" Ajc

Ice Road Truckers

8pm, Channel 5

As hazardous as the roads clearly are, sometimes you worry about the dangers posed by the truckers themselves. Tonight, tensions mount between perpetually late, passive
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