Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Bowie's Lost "Toy"...His Best Album In Years... Hits The Interwebs
About ten years ago, David Bowie decided to revisit some of his earliest material, songs he recorded as David Jones & The King Bees, The Lower Third, and a pre-Ziggy Bowie. After debuting a few of these live, he brought his band into the studio and recorded "Toy." Virgin shelved the record, and that was that, though a handful of these tunes appeared in slightly different form on 2002's "Heathen," and as some b-sides.
Now, for the first time, a stunning sounding, complete version of "Toy" has appeared. (Still would love to know how and why records suddenly leak. Get back to me on that.)
Here are complete details, taken from The Illustrated DB Discography: