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Super Freak

Born on this day. It was about three in the morning. We had just put the horn parts on “Give It to Me Baby” when I was sitting in front of the console with my bass. I wasn’t trying to write. I was just noodling. This bass line came out of nowhere. Four descending notes.…

Diamond Dogs @ 40

One of the more thoughtful assessments of an album that met with almost universal derision in 1974 both in terms of the presentation (pipping the Stones’ Guy Peellaert cover for “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll” to the post) and the “raw” sound. Though I concede it’s not one of Bowie’s best, Diamond Dogs retains a…