43 episodes

Each David Bowie album is unique. Some are universally lionised, some regarded as merely legendary, some, pretentious codswallop. But we all have our favourites. In this series of podcasts, I meet up with writers, musicians, critics and assorted woodland folk, to explore their choice of album in rambling roundelays of free-form facting, anorak-grade geekery, pompous pontification, impassioned argument and highly-contentious chat. I like to think these podcasts exercise the minds of some of the world’s (well, at least the bit I am in) most eminent Bowiebores, my lugubrious interrogations spurring them to wax lyrical and entertainingly - just for you. I hope you enjoy listening to them.

Presented and produced by Arsalan Mohammad

Music by http://bensound.com

DAVIDBOWIE: ALBUMTOALBUM ALBUMTOALBUM

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    • 4.7 • 112 Ratings

Each David Bowie album is unique. Some are universally lionised, some regarded as merely legendary, some, pretentious codswallop. But we all have our favourites. In this series of podcasts, I meet up with writers, musicians, critics and assorted woodland folk, to explore their choice of album in rambling roundelays of free-form facting, anorak-grade geekery, pompous pontification, impassioned argument and highly-contentious chat. I like to think these podcasts exercise the minds of some of the world’s (well, at least the bit I am in) most eminent Bowiebores, my lugubrious interrogations spurring them to wax lyrical and entertainingly - just for you. I hope you enjoy listening to them.

Presented and produced by Arsalan Mohammad

Music by http://bensound.com

    Brett Morgen on Moonage Daydream

    Brett Morgen on Moonage Daydream

    Filmmaker Brett Morgen joins Arsalan Mohammad to discuss the controversial, mind-bending exploration of (some of) David Bowie's life and work - Moonage Daydream.

    • 52 min
    Reeves Gabrels: Part Two

    Reeves Gabrels: Part Two

    He's back! Join me and Reeves Gabrels for more tales from the rock'n'roll frontline.

    It's not surprising that the calm, can-do polymath Reeves, who barrels from rock to roll in the blink of an eye, so appealed to David Bowie’s need for a foil, friend and co-conspirator. It had been apparent from their first proper collaboration, the 1988 Reeves/La La La Human Steps performance in which Reeves oversaw a coruscating rendition of 1979’s Look Back In Anger, at London’s ICA. Explaining to Bowie what he wanted to do to the song, the guitarist said he wanted “the repeated forms of the buttresses going down the sides of the sculpture”. Bowie instantly clicked with him. And as Tin Machine I melded into Tin Machine II, the pair’s creative sparks were flying. 


    In this episode, we find Reeves still belongs very much in rock’n’roll as he talks Strats, Steinburgers, the Sales brothers, vibrators, eclairs, male pattern baldness and of course, DB. Along the way, via an abundance of entertaining Gabrelsian digressions, we revisit the making of Tin Machine II in Sydney, and the stories behind the otherworldly rhythms, tones and textures Reeves summoned to Bowie’s songwriting whilst keeping that back-to-basics ethos live feel and how, despite the energy pouring into the project, the cracks in the machine began to appear…


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Reeves Gabrels: Part One

    Reeves Gabrels: Part One

    "After Let’s Dance, I succumbed, tried to make things more accessible, took away the very strength of what I do. Reeves shook me out of my doldrums, pointed me at some kind of light, said, be adventurous again. And it broke down all the contexts for me. By the time it was over, nobody could put their finger on what I was any more. It was: what the fuck is he doing?! I’ve been finding my voice, and a certain authority, ever since." (David Bowie, 1995)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Mark Plati & Sterling Campbell on Toy (Part 2)

    Mark Plati & Sterling Campbell on Toy (Part 2)

    Join Arsalan Mohammad in chat with Mark Plati and Sterling Campbell about TOY, Brilliant Adventures, more brilliant adventures and a bit more TOY!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Mark Plati & Sterling Campbell on Toy (Part 1)

    Mark Plati & Sterling Campbell on Toy (Part 1)

    Mark Plati and Sterling Campbell join Arsalan Mohammad for the first in a two part chat about TOY, part of the new Brilliant Adventures box set!

    • 44 min
    THE 198MORE SHOW WITH NICK PEGG PART FOUR

    THE 198MORE SHOW WITH NICK PEGG PART FOUR

    Join me and Nick Pegg for the fourth and final part of the 198more show, an all-singing, all-dancing odyssey through the wildly underrated Bowie 80s. In this part, we address post Live Aid Bowie, his work with Iggy Pop, Tina Turner, Jimmy Murakami, Martin Scorsese, La La La Human Steps and a fellow called Reeves Gabrels, who would play a huge role in reorientating our hero with his muse, as the 90s loomed. 

    I hope you enjoy this episode and do share and spread the word about the series if you are so inclined. Meanwhile, keep an ear out for new episodes on the way soon!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

AlasdairDickson ,

Essential for Bowie fans. Often funny, never boring.

I came to this podcast via the wonderful Adam Buxton/Chris O’Leary episodes. Can’t wait to hear more! Arsalan Mohammad manages to pick through the minutiae of Bowie’s work and life without boring the audience, or being an anorak.

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Can anyone help?

This is a very enjoyable pod with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic host who finds others who share his enthusiasm. I particularly lenjoyedthe Berlin period. Can anyone recommend a book about this period? @lightsthelights

Pete Knobbler ,

Up there with the best

Top Bowie podcast - honest discussions, not just genuflection. Great details - excellent for revisiting your favourite albums or reassessing others.

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