Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Today was a Day for the song "The Width of a Circle" by David Bowie from "Santa Monica '72"
David Bowie and Mick Ronson kickin' out the jams, mofo.
While good copies of the "Santa Monica '72" bootleg have been around for a long time (black market and gray market), the first official release of this live set from the "Ziggy Stardust" tour came only in 2009. It still has a rough edge due to limitations of the source tape from an FM broadcast, but it sounds pretty damn good. The setlist is 16 Bowie songs and one Velvet Underground cover ("Waiting for the Man"). It is a very fun listen all the way through. Ronson is shredding and flying the whole night (as he often did in the early 70's).
If you want more info on the Bowie song "The Width of a Circle", take a look at this posting. Good stuff.
CD at amazon.com here.
Complete album on lala.com: