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Up The Hill Backwards
"Up the Hill Backwards" is a song from David Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). It was also issued as the fourth and final single from the album in March 1981. This was due to be the last David Bowie
David Bowie
single on RCA and to commemorate this fact RCA in the UK pressed some of the records with the old style orange RCA label instead of the normal black label. The lyric is often seen as a commentary on the public coverage of his divorce from Angela Bowie, one of several tracks on the album that muse over the double-edged sword of celebrity. It has also been interpreted as facing up to crisis in general.[1] Like the previous single, "Scary Monsters", the track featured co-producer Tony Visconti on acoustic guitar. The B-side was "Crystal Japan", an instrumental recorded in 1980 for a Japanese commercial for the sake Crystal Jun Rock, which also featured an appearance from Bowie
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Single (music)
In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song that is released separately from an album, although it usually also appears on an album. Typically, these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released as a single may not appear on an album. As digital downloading and audio streaming have become more prevalent, it is often possible for every track on an album to also be available separately
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Angela Bowie
Angela Bowie (born Mary Angela Barnett; September 25, 1949) is an American model, actress and journalist who, along with her ex-husband David Bowie, influenced the glam rock culture and fashion of the 1970s, in part by demonstrating openness about personal bisexuality.[citation needed] She was married to English singer David Bowie
David Bowie
(whom she assisted in conceptualizing the costumes for the Ziggy Stardust stage show[citation needed]) from 1970 until their divorce in 1980
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MetroLyrics
Metro Lyrics
Lyrics
is a lyrics-dedicated website, founded in December 2002. The Metro Lyrics
Lyrics
database contains over 1 million songs performed by over 16,000 artists. History[edit] Metro Lyrics
Lyrics
was the first lyrics-dedicated site to license licensing aggregator Gracenote
Gracenote
Inc.'s lyrics catalogue in April 2008.[4] Through this lyrics licensing model, lyrics copyright holders accrue royalty revenue when their work is displayed on MetroLyrics.com, which Metro Lyrics
Lyrics
recuperates by collecting money from banner advertisements on the site. Royalties are paid on all displayed lyrics and are handled through Gracenote
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Special
Special
Special
or the specials or variation, may refer to:.mw-parser-output .tocright float:right;clear:right;width:auto;background:none;padding:.5em 0 .8em 1.4em;margin-bottom:.5em .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-left clear:left .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-both clear:both .mw-parser-output .tocright-clear-none clear:none Contents1 Policing 2 Literature 3 Film and television 4 Music4.1 Albums 4.2 Songs5 Computing 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPolicing[edit] Specials, Ulster
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International Standard Book Number
The International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique.[a][b] Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each separate edition and variation (except reprintings) of a publication. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book will each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is ten digits long if assigned before 2007, and thirteen digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-specific and varies between countries, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN identification format was devised in 1967, based upon the 9-digit Standard Book
Book
Numbering (SBN) created in 1966
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Nicholas Pegg
Nicholas Pegg is a British actor and writer. Educated at Nottingham High School
Nottingham High School
and graduating with a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Exeter,[1] Pegg subsequently trained at the Guildford School of Acting.Contents1 Work1.1 Acting 1.2 Writing 1.3 Directing2 Doctor Who 3 References 4 External linksWork[edit] Acting[edit] His acting work in the theatre includes productions for Nottingham Playhouse, Scottish Opera, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
and the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. He appears in several audio plays based on the BBC
BBC
science fiction television series Doctor Who
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Charles Shaar Murray
Charles Shaar Murray (born Charles Maximillian Murray on 27 June 1951) is an English music journalist and broadcaster. He has worked on the New Musical Express and many other magazines and newspapers, and has been interviewed for a number of television documentaries and reports on music.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Bibliography 3 Broadcasting 4 Performance 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Murray grew up in Reading, Berkshire,[2] where he attended Reading School and learnt to play the harmonica and guitar. His first experience in journalism came aged 18 in 1970 when he was asked to contribute to the satirical magazine Oz. In particular, he contributed to the notorious Schoolkids OZ
Schoolkids OZ
issue, and was involved in the consequent obscenity trial.[1][2] He then wrote for IT (International Times), before decamping to the New Musical Express in 1972[3][4] for which he wrote until around 1986
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Roy Carr
Roy Carr is an English music journalist. He joined the New Musical Express (NME) in the late 1960s and has edited NME, Vox and Melody Maker magazines. His books as author or co-author include:The Beatles: An Illustrated Record (1975), with Tony Tyler[1] The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record (1976)[2] David Bowie: An Illustrated Record (1981), with Charles Shaar Murray[3] Elvis Presley: The Illustrated Record (1982), with Mick Farren[4] Beatles
Beatles
at the Movies (1996)[5]Carr is also notable as a being the main compiler of free compilation albums for the UK music press for nearly 20 years. During the 1980s and 1990s Carr compiled the majority of free tape and CD compilations that were given away with music magazines such as NME, Vox and Melody Maker. References[edit]^ Peck, Abe (1 December 1976). "Some books look back on rock 'n' roll". The Daily News. AP. p. 20. Retrieved 26 January 2011.  ^ Lydon, Michael (12 December 1976)
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Carlos Alomar
Carlos Alomar (born 7 May 1951) is a Puerto Rican-American guitarist, composer, and arranger. He is best known for his work with David Bowie from the mid-1970s to the early 2000s, having played on more Bowie albums than any other musician other than pianist Mike Garson. He has also performed with Duran Duran
Duran Duran
side project Arcadia, on the album So Red the Rose.Contents1 History 2 Collaboration with David Bowie 3 Collaboration with artists apart from Bowie 4 Selected discography 5 Equipment 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The son of a Pentecostal
Pentecostal
minister, Alomar was raised in New York. From the age of ten he taught himself to play the guitar, and started playing professionally at age sixteen. In the 1960s he performed during "Amateur Hour" at the Apollo Theater, eventually joining the house band, backing Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
and many leading soul artists
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Roy Bittan
Roy J. Bittan (born July 2, 1949) is an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, which he joined on August 23, 1974
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Steel-string Guitar
The steel-string acoustic guitar is a modern form of guitar that descends from the nylon-strung classical guitar, but is strung with steel strings for a brighter, louder sound. Like the classical guitar, it is often referred to simply as an acoustic guitar. The most common type is often called a flat top guitar, to distinguish it from the more specialized archtop guitar and other variations. The standard tuning for an acoustic guitar is E-A-D-G-B-E (low to high), although many players, particularly fingerpickers, use alternate tunings (scordatura), such as open G (D-G-D-G-B-D), open D (D-A-D-F♯-A-D), or drop D (D-A-D-G-B-E).Contents1 Construction1.1 Types 1.2 Tonewoods 1.3 Assembly2 Amplification 3 Music and players 4 See also 5 ReferencesConstruction[edit] Steel-string guitars vary in construction and materials. Different woods and approach to bracing affect the instrument's timbre or tone. Many players and luthiers believe a well-made guitar's tone improves over time
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Dennis Davis
Dennis Davis (August 28, 1949 – April 6, 2016) was an American drummer and session musician best known for his work with David Bowie, and is considered as having one of the most influential drum sounds of the second half of the 20th Century. He was born and raised in Manhattan, New York City and studied with drummers Max Roach
Max Roach
and Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
before joining the Clark Terry
Clark Terry
Big Band in 1967. He was wounded during his tour in the Vietnam War but was able to hone his skills when he performed as part of the US Navy's Drum and Bugle Corps.[1] He met guitarist Carlos Alomar when they were both playing with Roy Ayers.[2] Davis was hired by David Bowie
David Bowie
in 1974 with Alomar and bassist George Murray for Young Americans. Davis formed the rhythm section which performed on a number of Bowie's albums released in the 1970s
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Robert Fripp
Robert Fripp
Robert Fripp
(born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present
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Pierrot
Pierrot
Pierrot
(French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁo]) is a stock character of pantomime and commedia dell'arte whose origins are in the late seventeenth-century Italian troupe of players performing in Paris and known as the Comédie-Italienne; the name is a diminutive of Pierre (Peter), via the suffix -ot. His character in contemporary popular culture—in poetry, fiction, and the visual arts, as well as works for the stage, screen, and concert hall—is that of the sad clown, pining for love of Columbine, who usually breaks his heart and leaves him for Harlequin. Performing unmasked, with a whitened face, he wears a loose white blouse with large buttons and wide white pantaloons. Sometimes he appears with a frilled collaret and a hat, usually with a close-fitting crown and wide round brim, more rarely with a conical shape like a dunce's cap
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Sake
Sake
Sake
(Japanese: 酒, Japanese pronunciation: [Sake]), also spelled saké, (IPA: /ˈsɑːkeɪ/ SAH-kay or American English /ˈsɑːki/ SAH-kee)[1][2] also referred to as a Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in fruit, typically grapes, sake is produced by a brewing process more akin to that of beer, where starch is converted into sugars which ferment into alcohol. The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer in that, for beer, the conversion from starch to sugar and from sugar to alcohol occurs in two distinct steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously. Furthermore, the alcohol content differs between sake, wine, and beer
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