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Get the behind-the-scenes story of David Bowie’s ‘Hunky Dory’ album

David Bowie Hunky Dory LP

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 reveals the 10 albums that changed his life

Fast Eddie Clarke. Publicity photo.

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.

Album review of The Civil Wars’ eponymous album

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars The Civil Wars Sensibility/Columbia (CD) ***** By Bruce Sylvester With its pristine vestiges of 19th-century parlor balladry, The Civil Wars’ debut “Barton Hollow” deserved its Grammys. Musically speaking, John Paul White and Joy Williams sounded like a …