Monday, January 11, 2016
When I bought my first electric guitar in 1983 or '84, I learned to play from two songbooks I'd picked up at a Peaches: The Clash's Greatest Hits and David Bowie's Low. My first band played a rollicking punked-up version of "Be My Wife" from Low. A drummer we were auditioning turned his nose up at it. "That's not Bowie," he sniffed. No, it wasn't.