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After he was a Konrad and a King Bee — but before he was Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke — David Bowie and his band headed to Trident Studio to cut ‘Hunky Dory’ under the watchful ear of co-producer Ken Scott. So, what went into making an album that went on to become one of the top albums of all time? Find out from the folks who were on the front lines.
Fast Eddie Clarke came to prominence in Motörhead, but the guitarist also is known for forming Fastway, an ’80s supergroup that originally featured UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Fastway scored a hit with the hard-rockin’ “Say What You Will.” In 2012, Clarke got the band back together (this time with vocalist and bassist Toby Jepson) to release “Eat Dog Eat,” Fastway’s first studio album since 1990. In April, Clarke released the solo LP “Make My Day (Back to Blues)” on Secret Records. One thing that’s not much of a secret? The blues’ influence on Fast Eddie. Check out the 10 albums that changed his life.
Wonder whether you should buy, borrow or bypass those new releases and reissues? Let Quick Picks help you decide. This time: Pat Prince weighs in on Concord jazz reissues featuring Cannonball Adderley, Milt Jackson, The Bill Evans Trio, Chet Baker, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan and Wes Montgomery.