• Free Music Friday With Paper Bag Records And David Bowie

    By Myles Crawley

    Hi everybody and welcome to another edition of Project Rhythm Seed’s Free Music Friday. Today is a special edition for you, thanks to the good people at Paper Bag Records in Toronto, Canada. To celebrate their 10th anniversary concert series they asked many of their label artists and bands to pick a song from David Bowie’s quintessential album Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and record it their way.

    The end result is a compilation of all 11 original tracks on Ziggy Stardust. Artists include CFCF, Austra, Born Ruffians, P.S. I Love You, The Rural Alberta Advantage and more. Some of the tracks adhere closely to the original versions while some are completely different. The Luyas version of “Lady Stadust” bears absolutely no resemblance to the original version. What is created here is something totally new. But they all work when put together as a whole, and serve as a modern indie snapshot of a timeless 40 year old album.

    As a bonus track they added a seldom heard Bowie tune called “John, I’m Only Dancing”, which was released in 1972 as a single in the UK. The song finally found its way on to ChangesOneBowie in 1976. On PBR’s version of Ziggy Stardust, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan lay down a reverb soaked version of “John, I’m Only Dancing” that has a great walking bass line and serves as an exclamation point to a very well done tribute album that even Bowie would enjoy.

    You can listen to all of the tracks below. If you like them as much as we do you can download the whole album for the cost of an email address. Not a bad deal. Click here to download direct from Paper Bag Records.

    PBR10vsBOWIE by Paper Bag Records

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