David Bowie may be famous for the celestial explorations his Ziggy Stardust alter-ego sang about during the ‘70s, but in real life, he had little desire to be trapped in a tin bucket far above the world.
In a 1992 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, the glam-rock icon recalled a technical glitch during one of his over-the-top performances, which left him cursing (we imagine) ground control.
“The funniest thing that happen—and it was a bit of a nightmare—was on the first show of the Diamond Dogs tour,” said the Changes singer, chatting side by side with his Tin Machine bandmate, Tony Sales.
“I had a contraption fixed into one of the skyscrapers that was an integral part of the set that put me in front of the audience.
“It was the cherry-picker bit that is now known and loved through The [Rolling] Stones. This was 1974 and the cherry picker would place me out on a chair about 30 feet above the audience, and seven Continue reading