The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar #4: The Real Bowie Says To The Imagined Bowie

The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar with Tim Worthington.

Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to.

This is a collection of highlights from shows nineteen to twenty four, featuring Paul Kirkley on The Kids From Fame Again, Garreth F. Hirons on Sweet 75, Darrell Maclaine on The Brennan JB7, James Gent on When The Wind Blows by David Bowie, Ros Ballinger on Microsoft Explorapedia, and Jonny Morris on Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights. Along the way we’ll be finding out why The Barron Knights should have covered T.V.O.D., where the whistling from Never Let Me Down was ‘borrowed’ from, which CDs you should never trust your car with, and which former member of Nirvana really loves accordions. Plus there’s also something you may not have heard before – Tim on Betamax Video Club talking about 1986’s cinematic highpoint Absolute Beginners – and an extra downhill slaloming surprise at the end…

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You can find the full version of the Betamax Video Club on Absolute Beginners here.

David Bowie in Absolute Beginners (1986), as discussed by Tim Worthington and Rich Nelson in Looks Unfamiliar.

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Further Reading

That’s Motivation is a feature on the accidental genius of the Absolute Beginners soundtrack, including two little-known David Bowie numbers; you can find it here.


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