“Sound and Vision”

With the last Kettle in the can, we continue our December retrospective with a re-run of January 2016's Bowie spectacular, with special guest host Tom Coates in the studio with Ben. A week after Bowie's death, we pulled together a playlist of covers, collaborations, rarities and chatter. As an artist he meant an awful lot to both of us, so it was a really emotionally satisfying show to put together, and for me was a watershed recording in inspiring me to start taking the show more seriously and consider more about the potential of community radio.

A reminder that BFF.fm is still running our winter fundraiser, so swing by bff.fm/donate for info! And, prepare for January when I'll be back with the brand new show No Magic — see nomagic.show for details; subscribe to the podcast and follow @nomagicradio on social media. Thanks!

Tom very helpfully live-Tweeted this show, so follow along with the directors' commentary:


  1. Sound and Vision by Beck on Sound and Vision (Self Released)
  2. Break
  3. Black Country Rock by David Bowie on The Man Who Sold The World (Jones)
  4. Andy Warhol by David Bowie on Hunky Dory (RCA)
  5. Oh You Pretty Things by Peter Noone on David Bower: Cover To Cover (Parlophone)
  6. Break
  7. Sweet Thing by John Vanderslice on John Vanderslice Plays David Bowie's Diamond Dogs (Reimagine Music)
  8. White Light/White Heat by David Bowie & The Spiders From Mars on Bowie at the Beeb (Parlophone)
  9. Drive-In Saturday by Morrissey on Swords (Decca)
  10. Break
  11. TVC15 by David Bowie on Station to Station (RCA)
  12. Fascination by David Bowie on Young Americans (RCA)
  13. Fame by Duran Duran on David Bowie: Cover To Cover (Parlophone)
  14. Break
  15. Beauty and the Beast by David Bowie on Heroes (RCA)
  16. A New Career In A New Town by David Bowie on Low (RCA Victor)
  17. Heroes by Philip Glass on Heroes Symphony (Point Music)
  18. Break
  19. Let's Dance by M. Ward on Transfiguration of Vincent (Merge)
  20. Fashion by David Bowie on Scary Monsters (RCA)
  21. Break
  22. Reflektor by Arcade Fire on Reflektor (Merge)
  23. Love Is Lost - Hello Steve Reich Mix by David Bowie on Nothing Has Changed (ISO)
  24. Sue (Or In a Season Of Crime) by David Bowie on Blackstar (Sony)
  25. Break
  26. Sound and Vision (2013) by David Bowie on Sound and Vision 2013 (Parlophone)