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tonyinsf
(electric tomato)
05/07/04 05:15 AM
Bowie to team up with the Spree  

THEATRICAL SPREE FOR BOWIE!


POLYPHONIC SPREE leader TIM DeLAUGHTER is to collaborate with DAVID BOWIE, and says the results are likely to be "theatrical".

The band recently toured with the legend, with the full 29-member throng joining Bowie for a rendition of ’Slip Away’.

"We're going to write a song together," DeLaughter told MTV. "He asked me if I'd be up for it, and I said, 'Of course!' He wants to do something really theatrical, so whenever he's ready, I'm there."

"He (Bowie) has been really instrumental in our band breaking out in the first place," he added. "Before anyone had heard of us, he brought us to London two years ago to play his Meltdown Festival. That's the first place we ever played outside of Texas."

The band will tour with Bowie from May 29 until June 5, before embarking on the Lollapalooza tour in support of their forthcoming second album ’Together We're Heavy’.

"The songs were pretty easy to come up with, but it was the most difficult, most challenging recording session I've ever had in my life," DeLaughter said. "I almost had a nervous breakdown a few times trying to mix it. But as someone (himself) once said, 'The pain of toil bringeth gain, and foolish folly bringeth poverty.' "

The band plan to make a DVD chronicling their history later in the year. Delaughter has also completed the score for upcoming Mike Mills film ’Thumbsucker’.

"It's a great opportunity," DeLaughter said. "Hopefully, it will be the first of many, because I love cinematic music and the idea of creating music to fit a particular series of imagery is really appealing."





hangontoyourself
(kook)
05/07/04 02:16 PM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: tonyinsf]  

i hope he makes an album that's a bit more theatrical than the last ones, they're the best kind.

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Myriada
(crash course raver)
05/07/04 04:59 PM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: tonyinsf]  

Hmmm... interesting news, indeed. I know that Bowie has been really lavish with his praise for this group. I watched their recent Tonight Show performance simply because of their connection to him. I found them a bit -- oh, what's the right way to say it? -- kind of "hippie chick". I can't say that they do much for me, but I do find Bowie's fascination with them interesting.

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heathen36
(mortal with potential)
05/07/04 11:28 PM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: tonyinsf]  

This sounds great! I love the Polyphonic Spree, ever since I saw them open for Bowie at the Edmonton show. Really good stuff, very different than anything else I've ever heard. I think if they collaborated with Bowie the results would be very interesting, something akin to Low. It would be nice to see Bowie make a return to experimental music (not that I don't like Reality, or "hours...". In fact, I'm the only one in the world who likes those albums).

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bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
05/08/04 00:28 AM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: heathen36]  

Will Bowie wear a coloured robe?

If I had the software, I'd do a mash-up of the live "Sun machine" with Bowie's original.

BFP

PS What does the Slip Away duet sound like, to those that have heard it.



dukewhite
(stealing for that one good rush)
05/08/04 00:33 AM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: heathen36]  

Ok, so I've been wondering - How does Tom DeLaughter pronounce his last name? Is it like "laughter" like ha ha? I've also heard it pronounced "De L'otter" and theoretically it could be a number of other pronunciations. Does anyone know?

In reply to:

something akin to Low.



Or not. What in their musical style leads you to believe it would be anywhere near the quality of Low Eno brought more than just the concept of ambient electronic music into the studio with him, he brought incredibly original and experimental recording and writing techniques which Bowie never would have tried had it not been for him. Whether you are a Spree fan or not does not change the simple fact that they are not musical innovators.

I'll be seeing YOU in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington DC, Moline, Wantagh, and Holmdel. So dress sharp.

ulfdub
(wild eyed peoploid)
05/08/04 01:04 AM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: Myriada]  

in a pre-concert phone-in article published here in portland, oregon david said that the british took to the the spree because they have a "PENCHANT FOR THE ABSURD"."They are a RELIGION without a GOD."He went on to add that "he adores everything theve done".
david IS british after all



dukewhite
(stealing for that one good rush)
05/08/04 01:15 AM
Re: Bowie to team up with the Spree new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

In reply to:

live "Sun machine"



You have this recorded? I've yet to hear it. How is it?

I'll be seeing YOU in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, Kansas City, St. Louis, Washington DC, Moline, Wantagh, and Holmdel. So dress sharp.


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