David Bowie Zeroes/Beat of Your Drum (2018) 45rpm 7" Vinyl (Picture Disc)
Limited Edition 45rpm 7" Vinyl Picture Disc!
September 2018 sees the release of the limited edition DAVID BOWIE 7" picture
disc, a double A-side of the radio edits of the 2018 versions of ZEROES and BEAT
OF YOUR DRUM. Both tracks are from NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018), a new version of
the 1987 album featured in the boxset LOVING THE ALIEN (1983-1988).
NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018), is a new production of Bowie’s final ‘solo’ album of
the ‘80s. Producer Mario McNulty worked on the tracks at Electric Lady Studios
in New York with longtime Bowie musicians Sterling Campbell (Black Tie White
Noise, Outside, ‘hours…’, Heathen, Reality and The Next Day) on drums, Reeves
Gabrels (Tin Machine, Black Tie White Noise, Outside, Earthling and ‘hours...')
& David Torn (Heathen, Reality and The Next Day) on guitars and Tim Lefebvre (Blackstar)
ZEROES, the lyrics of which reference Prince’s Little Red Corvette was Bowie’s
salute to the ‘60s. He described it as “The ultimate happy-go-lucky rock
tune, based in the nonsensical period of psychedelia”. Mario McNulty
commented, "Stripping this song down to its core revealed a track that could
have been right at home on Hunky Dory, I kept Peter Frampton’s sitar (which was
originally owned by Jimi Hendrix) as it still fits against the new guitars from
Of BEAT OF YOUR DRUM Mario McNulty says, “David Torn’s ambient guitars start
the song that now lead into a much darker world than its shiny predecessor.
David sang all the backing vocals on this which I have kept.”
The images on both sides of the picture disc are by Greg Gorman and are outtakes
from the Never Let Me Down album photo session. Alternate versions of these are
used on the cover of NEVER LET ME DOWN (2018).
• 45rpm 7" Vinyl Picture Disc
• Mixed and Recorded by Mario J. McNulty
Side A: Zeroes (2018) Radio Edit
Side AA: Beat Of Your Drum (2018) Radio Edit