EVEN MORE GOOD NEWS!!!!!!!!!
asks: What is the
one thing your most looking forward to this year?
back into the studio with Tony Visconti, number 2 would be rerecording lots of
the didgy songs I wrote in the 60’s, 3 trying to piece together
the follow up to Outisde.
Live Chat with David
Wed., Fenruary 2nd, 2000, Eden Chat.
MORE GOOD NEWS!?
...We got a glimpse of these talents on "1.Outside"
and I, for one, would love to see more.
I am taking quite a bit
of time off in the oncoming years
specifically for the purpose of writing up any number of ideas
that I have been picking over for the last while, including some straight prose.
And I'll also be slowly sifting through the '2. Contamination' tapes to see what
is there (over 20
hrs!!!) and look at
the possibilities for the next in the series.
Plus I'll be working throughout the year with Tony Visconti on a project that
has 'no name' at the moment. So basically I'll be putting in a hell of a lot of
creative time over the next while and, frankly, I'm very excited about it.
from Bowie Discourse, Q&A.
Thanks to Jane Gilmartin and BowieNet
GOOD NEWS, OUTSIDERS?
Will there ever be a follow up to 1. Outside?
Yes! Brian Eno and I recorded over 24 hrs of material.
Problem is to find the time to sift thru.
We´e workaholics always have many projects going at the same time.
Live Chat with David
Sunday, October 17th, 1999, Zurich Switzerland
the ensuing press conference to promote 'hours...'
and Bowie's performance later that night at Elysée Montmartre,
an interesting question were posed:
followup to 1. Outside)
The follow up to Outside was indeed planned,
but Eno and I can't keep up schedules.
If you listened to the 25 hours of music we'd laid down for Outside
you'd be amazed: it's definitely great.
I'll be working on the Ziggy piece and another project that
I'm very excited with in the next 18 months.
The opera with Wilson is still in the air but Robert and
I will work on it when we know we can do it right with enough time ahead.
Information from teeanagewildlife.com
Don't go holding your breath for the oft-mentioned rock opera based
on the 1. Outside album. Gerard Mortier, director of the Salzburg Festival, who had been
negotiating with Bowie and theatre director Robert Wilson over the past couple of years
to bring the production to fruition is quoted this weekend as saying the project is effectively dead.
The interview in the Belgian magazine Humo reports Mortier as being
very disappointed in Bowie. Apparently, after a few interesting talks on the direction for the
play, Bowie failed to keep in contact with Mortier. Mortier is quoted
"Even my good friend Bianca Jagger tried to negotiate
but it seemed to be impossible to get Bowie to work for me for
even for half a million dollars."
Information from Erik
BAD NEWS, OUTSIDERS!
There's a new album enititled 'hours ...' due for release in October. Although you'd have to honest and say the world is hardly holding
its breath for it. He's just finished mixing but he underplays it as "yet another crop
of shots." But it's not a sequel to the
which appeared in 1995, the first of an intended trilogy with rock boffin Brian Eno and
ending in 2000, if we were to believe the publicity back then. "I can't even get started doing the next stuff on it.
All together we have 25, maybe 26, hours of recorded music from
that period. I keep moving on too fast. Nobody would take Outside when we first recorded it.
It was held back for a year until we could find somebody to distribute
it in America and by that time my enthusiasm was pretty thin on the
ground. By the time it did come out I'd already started writing for Earthling [his 97 album]. My attention span is incredibly short."
He doesn't discount the trilogy being completed
New Zealand Herald
special thanx to Evan Torrie at teenagewildlife.com
Hope you didn't ingest too much of that mountain of salt on the
2. Contamination track listing story. (see below) As indicated in the original story, we were awaiting a followup
from the source to verify their authenticity. Based on our followups, we can now say that while the source may
believe what they reported, there is no reliable basis for believing any of the information
posted in that report. Apologies for the interruption in your rumour milling.
This story needs to be taken with a mountain of salt rather than
the proverbial grain, but an anonymous email message came into Teenage
Wildlife's mailbox last night claiming
to have the tentative track-listing of 2. Contamination, the followup album
to 1. Outside. Claiming that the CD will be out by the end of the summer, the correspondent
listed the following tracks:
(segue) A Brief Inquisition
A Fragmented Line
The Hive Of No Desire
(segue) The Mad Ramblings of Long Beard
A Tribe From The Ghost Plains
Drawing A Blank
(segue) The Fever Is Still
Crazed In The Hot Zone
Verona No More
The Only Part Of My Days
these are fake!
read the fake "contamination
special thanx to
Some of these track names sound plausible given Bowie's claim
in the past that one of the followup albums to Outside would be based on 17th century pirates.
(Trivia: The CD will be released in a neon-green jewel case!) However we've never been contacted before by this particular source
(so they have no history), and the message came from an inscrutable hotmail account.
We're asking for more supporting details, but until then, you be
Information from Anonymous
special thanx to Dan Gallo and
Q & A from BowieNet has a lot of interesting info!
this one item out for all you who keep asking me "What's up with Contamination??"
Q: Charlie Magnusson from skara, Sweden asks:
Hi David! The album
that you and Visconti are working on,is it the follow-up to the Outside album?
I'm getting quite desperate by now. Thank you for everything!
A: No, the proposed Visconti album is a quite separate thing to
due-anytime-but-probably-not-for-a-while follow up to Outside.
still be called Contamination though. Reeves and I have sort of started writing
a number of new ideas down, in batches of styles so I think we'll
pick on one or another batch and that will become the basis for the Visconti project.
from David Bowie Newsletter #122 for the
"Lazy and Web-Impaired"
The director of the Salzburg Festival, Gerard Mortier, is quoted
in the Austrian press today as saying that the work with David Bowie and Robert Wilson for the planned rock opera adaptation
of the Outside album concept is "stagnating". Mortier said he wouldn't be willing to have the Festival finance
Bowie's proposed stage design, and as a consequence progress on the development of the play has reached somewhat of an impasse.
Information from Doris
David Bowie 2. Contamination. (Virgin), the follow up to 1.
Outside, this release will see Trent Reznor co-writing
songs with David Bowie.
From theUnOfficial Nothing
Records Web site
The third album will be called 'AFRIKAAN',
according to the messageboard at davidbowie.com
special thanks to
WELL, WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE? WHO CAN TELL!
I (YES, ME, ZIG DUST®)
ASKED BOWIE AT THE NORWEGIAN INTERNET INTERVIEW
WHEN THE NEW ALBUM WAS DUE, HE ANSWERED THAT IT
"HAVE TO BE OUT NEXT (1998)
Obviously NOT (Zig Dust®)
THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THE ALBUM
IS BASED ON A MADLY-LINGERING NARRATIVE TRACED BACK TO
17TH CENTURY INDONESIAN PIRATES:
"Brian and I formulated
the story and decided to do the album with no other musicians, and not
to meet while doing it. The music is going to be so very avant-garde that
I didn't want to lay it on my band! We're still a couple of numbers short, but the theme is going to be incurable diseases. Diseases from 'the Hot
Zone area' like Ebola, Aids and that new Tuberculosis that nobody knows what to do about. Those are our greatest enemies right now."
AND OUR FAVOURITE CHEERFUL CHAPPIE HAS ONE FURTHER WARNING:
"We're going to get even
more esoteric. Art with a capital A!"
THE COMPLETED SERIES OF BOWIE'S MILLENIUM CHRONICLES
COULD BE COLLECTIVELY PACKAGED WITH EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL IN THREE YEARS'
TIME. THERE ARE SEVERAL HOURS' WORTH OF MATERIAL FROM THE OUTSIDE SESSIONS
IN THE VAULTS, AND NOT ALL OF IT WOULD REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT COSMIC SURGERY
BEFORE BEING DEEMED RELEASABLE, BUT ONLY 'NOTHING TO BE DISERED', 'GET REAL' AND THE ORIGINAL SHOWGIRLS FILM
SOUNDTRACK VERSIONS OF 'I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS' HAVE SURFACED
Also planned is a full Nathan
Adler stage production, which Bowie hopes to put together with the American
avant-garde director Robert Wilson. The Australian Cultural Chamber have
asked the pair to unveil their 'piece of musical theatre' at
the opening of the Salzburg Festival 2000.