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Earl Slick: In The Studio with David Bowie

While Bowie remains silent amidst the flurry of excitement for the album’s release on March 12, producer Tony Visconti and guitar player Earl Slick have been the voices of Bowie.  On a laid back Monday afternoon, while Slick was “just hanging out with my dog today and doing a couple of interviews,” he is relieved that he can finally let the cat out of the bag after almost a year of keeping the secret protected.

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Earl Slick – Guitarist For Lennon, Bowie & NY Dolls (INTERVIEW)

Having spent quality time with both David Bowie and John Lennon providing inventive guitar sounds to such albums as Young Americans and Double Fantasy, he has never stayed satisfied. Instead, he keeps chasing the rock & roll dragon, developing new projects that fill him with that tingly excitement that a new band chemistry naturally provides. He is currently reviving Phantom, Rocker & Slick and they are hitting the concert trail with their brand of rockabilly rock, while over these past few weeks he has been spending studio time with a local punk band. And on top of all that, he has recorded a few songs with his Dolls bandmate David Johansen and Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars.

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Earl Slick: Zig Zag

With a mix of instrumentals and compositions featuring guest vocalists, the album has two distinct feels – one of vital rock and one of 80’s throwback. But it’s the strong guest vocal numbers, such as David Bowie’s spectral croon on “Isn’t It Evening,” adding a mysterious aura over Slicks’s subtle guitar fades that provides us with a handful of ripe moments.

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David Bowie 11/13/2003: Bell Canada Centre Montreal, Quebec

The consummate musical chameleon, Bowie had his fans guessing up to showtime whether or not he’d even show up, after cancelling the first five nights of the “A Reality” North American Tour with the flu. From the moment Bowie took the stage in Montreal, he erased any signs of fever and played energized versions of his classic song catalog, proving he is truly a rock star.

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