David Bowie 1978-05-19 Cologne ,Kölner Sporthalle – Drink Rotting Wine –
Sound Quality Rating
01 – Announcer.flac
02 – Warszawa.flac
03 – “Heroes”.flac
04 – What In The World.flac
05 – Be My Wife.flac
06 – The Jean Genie.flac
07 – Blackout.flac
08 – Sense Of Doubt.flac
09 – Speed Of Life.flac
10 – Breaking Glass.flac
11 – Fame.flac
12 – The Beauty & The Beast.flac
13 – Audience.flac
14 – Band Intro.flac
15 – Five Years.flac
16 – Soul Love.flac
17 – Hang On To Yourself.flac
18 – Ziggy Stardust.flac
19 – Suffragette City.flac
20 – Art Decade.flac
21 – Alabama Song.flac
22 – Station To Station.flac
23 – Encore Call 1.flac
24 – Stay.flac
25 – TVC 15.flac
26 – Encore Call 2.flac
27 – Rebell Rebell.flac
Label: No label
Audio Source: audience
Total running time: 1:48:11
Sound Quality : noise ,dull ,but still good listened toAttendance: 8.000
Artwork: back side Covers Not Yet Available ? , who can help me with this .?
The show itself is nice even if it seems to be quite a routine for David as he is not talking anything between songs with the exception of the band introduction.
Especially before the start of the 2nd half there is a lot of guys shouting to others to sit down, what they obviously refuse to do. So they get insulted with at that time very fashionable cusswords.
The whole thing is on one side a bit annoying and on the other side (if you understand German) quite funny as in the 70’s it was an unwritten law (at least in Germany) to sit down (Hinsetzen) on the floor during the whole show and listen to the music devotionally. That changed radically one or two years later caused by the Punk movement which penetrated also through “normal” rock events.
In an interview given in May 1978,
Bowie said :hat the only reason why he did the ’78 tour was Money,he needed it for several projects. He also said he only enjoys doing the first fifteen to twenty shows; after that it gets boring doing the same show over and over again. That is true: one can hear that in the various band intros. In this concert,for in stance,Bowie doesn’t say a word beyond the actual introduction of the band,not even “good evening”! Whereas in Dallas he in troduced the band with great vollubility. In another interview he was asked why,if he only enjoys the first few concerts,it is that he goes to England at the very end of the tour.
Bowie replies that then he has something to look forward to.
Tour band 1978 – The Low and Heroes World Tour :
David Bowie – vocals, chamberlain
Adrian Belew – lead guitar, backing vocals
Carlos Alomar – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
George Murray – bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Davis – drums, percussion
Roger Powell – keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals (except 11–14 November 1978)
Dennis Garcia – keyboards, synthesizer (11–14 November 1978 only)
Sean Mayes – piano, string ensemble, backing vocals Simon House – electric violin