PAGE 9: On the Letters page, Paula Dyson from Shrewsbury opines: "Could Sean "Puffy" Combs stop being a wanker? Show some humanity. Just a little. You - the man who covered a Police song - won't alienate your hardcore support any more than sampling David Bowie's Let's Dance did."
PAGE 24: Nominated as one of the best singles of the month:
Placebo Featuring David Bowie - Without You I'm Nothing
A limited release of 20,000 copies, Bowie shares vocals with Brian Molko for a re-recording of the Placebo album title track. Also includes remixes by UNKLE, Brothers In Rhythm and Americruiser.
Out August 16
They call him Glasgow's Trent Reznor, and Rico Capuano explains the
"The opening track, Shave Your Head, features the sound of an album by Tin Machine, David Bowie's late '80s metal side project, being scratched to pieces. "I was looking for a shit album, so I bunged it on the turntable and gave it a good fucking beating," he shrugs. "I thought that was fair enough".
PAGE 43: A sidebar to a feature on Dean Martin (whose Greatest Hits album is one of the surprise hits of recent UK chart history) on "The Laid Back Top 10": "Bing Crosby Unfairly remembered for golf, cardigans and acts of brutality against his kids, Crosby invented "crooning". He also synthesised gospel, jazz and blues effortlessly into a new homogenous sound. And who could forget that surreal Christmas single with David Bowie?"
PAGE 82: REM played two new songs at a soundcheck for Q: "The first new song they play is an uptempo number, echoing Bowie's Oh! You Pretty Things".
PAGE 123: Various Roxy Music re-releases are reviewed:
"Like David Bowie, Britain's only parallel artist, this is rock'n'roll before and after science.
In a cruel blow, Bowie's reissued Space Oddity kept Love Is The Drug off the British Number 1 spot in November 1975, but its hooky, salacious funk ("Dim the lights/You can guess the rest") made it an instant signature tune."
PAGE 146: Maybe stretching to call this one a Bowie reference, but a feature reviewing different CD systems is called "Little Wonders".