Lost in our vaults until now…

The BBC had wiped the TOTP tape from 1973, but the cameraman of the Fish-eye Lens  John Henshall kept a copy, and so this gem of a genuinely live performance has resurfaced. I have never heard this version before, even from audio, and believe me, I have everything Bowie. The distinctive riff from Love Me Do creeping in at the end makes it so distinctive. I have been a Bowie Freak since Scary Monsters, used to collect and swap the tapes before the Internet made all of that fandom redundant and what Dave Masters and I havn’t obsessed about Mr DB isn’t worth knowing. I just wish for purity’s sake, Mark Radcliffe wasn’t rabbiting over the opening riff…

Every so often, something new crops up and makes the freaks like me very happy indeed. This is turning into a very good Christmas indeed!