ZEROES (2018) / BEAT OF YOUR DRUM (2018)
this is a double A-side of the radio edits of 2018 versions of ‘ZEROES’ and ‘BEAT OF YOUR DRUM’, ‘NEVER LET ME DOWN’ (2018): a new version of the 1987 album featured in the ‘LOVING THE ALIEN’ boxset (1983-1988).
‘NEVER LET ME DOWN’ (2018), is a new production of Bowie’s final ‘solo’ album of the ‘80s. ‘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 as it still fits against the new guitars from Reeves Gabrels”. 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.”
- ZEROES (2018) (RADIO EDIT)
- BEAT OF YOUR DRUM (2018) (RADIO EDIT)