Just days after the music world lost Lemmy, today brings the sad news that we have lost the legendary talent David Bowie.
Bill Gould has cited Bowie as an influence on his early life and beginnings in music. His first ever concert was Bowie at Long Beach, L.A in 1973.
Bill Gould | Machine Music | 2015
"I think what really did it for me was there was a couple of albums that I heard that kind of gave me a strange…opened my eyes to what music was and what music could do, they were two albums of my father's. One album was Space Oddity by David Bowie and the other one was Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. Those two albums were pretty radical, and I was about nine years old and they made a big impact as far as how I looked at the world and what I thought music should do."Bill Gould Q+A | Bungle Weird | 2015
I am more influenced by older music than I am with newer music. I never used to be that way but I see that happening more and more and I would say that my earliest influences, my very earliest influences, I'm talking about when I was like 10 to 12 years old have the biggest impact. But I would say John Lennon, David Bowie... (pause). And probably for me... and then the Sex Pistols, I think those were the big three for me.
After talking to Bill today about the tragic loss of such a formidable songwriter and performer, Bill gave us his list of favourite David Bowie songs.
Cygnet Committee - Space Oddity
Always Crashing The Same Car - Low
All the Madmen - The Man Who Sold the World
Moonage Daydream - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Stay - Station to Station