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Adam Administrator
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05/03/04 10:46 AM
Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  

Described by Visconti as a Bowie look a like, Zaine Griff was once groomed as the next David Bowie.

He studied with dance and movement teacher Lindsay Kemp and made two albums - 1980's Ashes & Diamonds (co-produced by Tony Visconti) and 1982's Figures which featured fellow mime student Kate Bush on backing vocals for the title track, a tribute to Kemp.

Through Visconti, Zaine met Bowie . Together, they re-recorded three Bowie songs with Griff's band. One of these was the new version of Space Oddity.

Tony Visconti said last year: "The acoustic version of 'Space Oddity' was recorded for the Kenny Everett show later in 1979, and was never meant to be a single. Andy Duncan is on drums and a Bowie look-a-like, Zaine Griff, is on bass. I temporarily forget the pianist. David, again, played 12 string."

I am just wondering if anyone has heard music by this Griff fellow and also whether you might want to speculate what the other two songs were. (I could take a guess at Panic in Detroit but I don't have the S&V liner notes handy).










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*Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  AdamAdministrator05/03/04 10:46 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  kalamazoo07/04/08 02:48 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  bowiefanpeter07/07/08 03:35 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  to_dizzy07/07/08 07:01 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  bowiefanpeter05/07/04 04:56 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  Chinchilla07/04/08 08:00 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  SoulLoveChild05/05/04 09:32 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  Debris05/05/04 09:07 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  RabbitFighter05/04/04 06:28 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  RabbitFighter05/04/04 07:33 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  Max_M05/04/04 06:06 PM
.*Poor post  diamondogz7405/04/04 07:54 AM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  diamondogz7405/04/04 07:13 AM
.*Zaine Griff "Flowers"  Tristan05/03/04 08:54 PM
.*Re: Zaine Griff "Flowers"  AdamAdministrator05/04/04 07:20 AM
.*Re: Zaine Griff "Flowers"  Nature_Boy05/04/04 05:46 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  bowiefanpeter05/03/04 04:06 PM
.*Re: Bowie's Doppelganger: Zaine Griff  Maarten05/04/04 04:46 PM
.*They Got The Looks  EJSundayModerator05/03/04 11:11 AM
.*Attack of the Clones  Adam07/04/08 03:59 AM
.*The little known recording sessions  AdamAdministrator05/03/04 10:54 AM
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