Contest: Win a Deluxe Version of David Bowie’s Album Station to Station

bowie

When was the last time you gave David Bowie’s Station to Station a listen? Have you listened to “Golden Years” since your own golden years were over—or are they still in full swing and does the 1974 nostalgia not apply?  Hey, were you even alive in 1974?  Well whatever, we are giving away a copy of the deluxe reissue of Bowie’s arguably finest album. It features a transfer from the original stereo analogue master, a two-disc recording from Nassau Coliseum in ’76, and a lot of other goodies. Dude doesn’t even remember recording the album (due to well-known rock-n-roll influences), but maybe one lucky FADER reader can get it together and enter the contest. To do so, leave us a note in the comments telling us about the Bowie-esque things you did (or would have done) in 1974, and be sure to use your real email address so we can contact you if you’ve won. And if you’re hankering for some Bowie in the meantime, stream the three-part album in its entirety on KCRW. The ten-minutes of ambient train noise in the beginning will be good preparation for your long journey home on the subway tonight… or maybe you are rich and have a driver! In that case you could probably just buy the album.

POSTED September 21, 2010 6:05PM IN CONTESTS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (31) TAGS: ,

POPULAR

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

COMMENTS

  1. Daniel Morales says:

    I would have made out w/ a dude and a girl while doing lines of coke on stage. That’s what I would have done in ’74.

  2. Annie says:

    Drugs, sex and rock’n'roll baby!

  3. Ian Judd says:

    I would have probably boarded a flight from NYC to Berlin with a head of bright red hair. Right before lift-off, my stylist would slather my hair in bleach, slick it all back, then take a nap. I would put my headphones on and listen to my friend Lou’s new record. Moments prior to the final descent, my stylist would wash my hair out with mineral water, lather it up in mousse, and give me another slick. Subsequently, I’d put my headphones back on and listen to “Autobahn” – pondering if there were any rock n’rollers as fucked up as I was that were in need of a collaboration with potential for eternal acclaim and global adoration. As the plane is landing, Brian Eno taps me on the shoulder and says, “Sup?”

  4. Jeff says:

    Dated dudes out of boredom with chicks.

  5. Reetsyburger says:

    I would have stripped down to a sumo wrestling loincloth onstage. Word!

  6. paul says:

    I would be “A-lad- insane” and ride the “velvet goldmine” for all it was worth to see if there was actually “Life on Mars” !!!. Don’t worry though these “Golden Years’ would be “Hunky dory”!!! as I’d take “Five Years” to reflect on my past and then open my eyes and freakout in a “Moonage Daydream” with a couple of ‘Kooks’ who would try to get me to try to “Stay” and “Spend the night together” in order that we start a “Panic In Detroit” with “Jean Genie”. But “Watch that Man” because “Lady Grinning Soul” wouldn’t have approved, but I’d take her to a “Drive In Saturday” to prevent her from getting “Wild as the WInd” and commiting a “Rock n’ Roll Suicide”! It’d be total “Facination” as I people watched me on “TVC15″ go thru all these “Changes” and my “Fame” grew from “Station to Station”!!!

  7. Big Rod Stewart says:

    i’d have bought a pristinely white pony, & had my stylist dye it’s mane luxuriant rainbow patterns, & hire a Tunisian surgeon to graft onto his pretty forehead a 1 & 3/4′ rod of pure silver. I’d ride astride him into interviews, & have him seated next to me on airplanes. his name would be Galaidavin. occasionally groupies would pleasure themselves with my pony, & i would think it disgusting, but outrageously interesting. Then I’d rail too many lines, go numb, & forget that he was real… Unfortunately, one day while I passed out in my own vomit & underpants, poor young Galaidivin tried his best to awaken me, pushing and licking my face, & the copious ketamine/cocaine/slobbervomit mixture caked to the side of my face & neck proved fatal to my gentle hearted steed. a heart attack. that was the day I gave up the glamour life, and gave over to christ. I do mean “DAY” though, by the next week I’d gotten a new pony, named him the same thing & forgot anything had happened. it was all a blur…

  8. Max says:

    I would take all of my bodily fluids as they left my corpus and bottle them, labeling them with names like Herv and Archibald. I would then place notepads under them so that they could write screenplays. That way, I could have my humours act themselves out in the words. And then I would bleach my skin and wear a white body sock so that I could be totally candid.

  9. Gideon Stride & The Rods of Satan says:

    i’d have bought a pristinely white pony, & had my stylist dye it’s mane luxuriant rainbow patterns, & hire a Tunisian surgeon to graft onto his pretty forehead a 1 & 3/4′ rod of pure silver. I’d ride astride him into interviews, & have him seated next to me on airplanes. his name would be Galaidavin. occasionally groupies would pleasure themselves with my pony, & i would think it disgusting, but outrageously interesting. Then I’d rail too many lines, go numb, & forget that he was real… Unfortunately, one day while I passed out in my own vomit & underpants, poor young Galaidivin tried his best to awaken me, pushing and licking my face, & the copious ketamine/cocaine/slobbervomit mixture caked to the side of my face & neck proved fatal to my gentle hearted steed. a heart attack, very sad. That was the day I turned back on the glamour life, and gave over to the lord. I do mean “DAY” though, later that week they’d gotten me a new pony, named him the same, & I’d forgot anything had happened. it was all a blur really…

  10. Gideon Stride & The Rods of Satan says:

    oh my, appears that it did post the first time! my compruter was freezing up. I like the 2nd one more anyways. . .

  11. Fraser Smith says:

    Two words.

    Mick Jagger

  12. Lucien Palomar says:

    in 1974, i would have done what i did this weekend:

    i walk on stage dressed in white satin, face painted like a warhol portrait. to the heavy rhythm of a throbbing bass, i caress my guitar. the audience dances itself into a drug-fueled ecstasy. at the end of the set the stage fades to black, and in the darkness i disappear.

  13. Julie says:

    Move to Berlin.

    (love #11!)

  14. laaaa. says:

    I’d have done everything to be in berlin.

  15. Elissa says:

    I totally would have rocked his fashion. Glam and glitter and color and crazy all the way. I wouldn’t care who stared because I’d have been gaw-geous!

  16. John says:

    I would wander around Cherokee Studios in New Mexico being paranoid whilst having cool hair. I would also spend some extra quality time with Frank Sinatra, who was using the studio at the same time that I was recording Aladdin Sane. We would talk about the color orange and pallies/blokes. It would be awesome.

  17. Atle says:

    As they pulled me out of the oxygen tent,
    I’d ask for the latest party,
    With my silicone hump and my ten inch stump
    Dressed like a priest I was
    Tod brownings freak I was

    I would have been crawling down the alley on my hands and knee
    Im sure I’m not protected, for it’s plain to see
    The diamond dogs are poachers and they hide behind trees
    Hunt me to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal

  18. Diego says:

    I’d let Carlos Alomar work his magic in the studio whilst I tried to figure out how that dreaded ARP synthesizer worked… for 3 more years.

  19. lodger says:

    I would have taken a walk to ease my mind, to find out what was gnowing at me, then i decided to not take the plain but a train and travel from Station to Station for a long period of time untill i could Fly

  20. james says:

    I would have glammed it up and joined the lads from Spacehog to show ‘em how it’s done. I also would have made sure that Bowie never discovered blonde hair dye for Let’s Dance, was kept away from the recording studio for Never Let me Down, and wore looser pants when filming Labyrinth years later. And damn sure I wouldn’t have broken up the Spiders From Mars.

  21. David says:

    Move from city to city.

  22. David says:

    When The Spiders disbanded, I go back to Mars and star a new band ther with my old friends, including Viggy, the Ziggy’s brother. In 75 I come back to Earth and listenng to Bowie’s Station album. I realize that he’s good, with or without Ziggy and the Spiders.

  23. kyle says:

    I would have only drank milk and eaten peppers, dyed my hair orange, and strictly listened to Kraftwerk and NEU!

  24. Laura DeLuca says:

    I would have started the whole mullet trend-wait that was the 80′s, but I can’t think of anything else

  25. Jani says:

    In 1974 (if you mean that year) I’d surely try to keep up the pace with The Man; get into box jackets and trying to shimmy like a jelly on a plate. I’d be reading, seeing and absorbing all the surrealist books and paintings and movies about decadent cities and giving it all out by writing down my own paranoia, and strange dreams and drawing off my imagination. Surely I’d listen to all the great tunes by the funk soul brothers and sisters, and let the good times rolling. And if I saw any of my phantasms assaulting me I’d just knock on wood.

  26. Eugene Groesbeck says:

    Why the interest in what we did or would have done in 1974 relating to Bowie’s Station to Station seeing as it wasn’t released until two years later in 1976?? However, speaking of 1974, that was the first time I saw Bowie on his Diamond Dogs tour at the Michigan Palace in Detroit. I was all of 15 years old. I took my girlfriend to the concert. Neither of us had a drivers license yet, so my father drove us there and her parents picked us up.
    Naturally, given the year I smoked a bunch of reefer, but she didn’t as she was a “good” girl. In fact, I remember being a bit concerned upon arriving at the venue that security was frisking people at the door as I had a bag of joints in my jean jacket pocket. I mentioned it to an older dude in line and he assured me I had nothing to worry about as the “search” was just a formality for the nearby police. That was a relief! Anyways, the concert was great. It was my first rock and roll show. The cool thing is I was able to obtain a copy of it 30 years later courtesy of the wonders of the internet.
    As to 1976 when Station to Station was released, I saw Bowie again at the old Olympia which was at the time the home of the Red Wings. Bowie, of course, by then had given up the glam look in exchange for his Thin White Duke persona. The stage presentation was very stark as the focus was on the music. I recall before the concert Bowie showed an art film where a person sitting in a chair had his eye slit open with a razor. Needless to say in my altered state of consciousness it made a real impact on me! The concert did too!!
    Bowie became a favorite of mine and remains so today. I saw him on his last tour and he still had the stuff. I only hope that despite his health problems that he is able to tour again.

  27. L. says:

    I would walk the Diamond dogs.

  28. laura says:

    Please enter me to win the new deluxe edition of station to station

  29. Bob O. says:

    I would have offered my Word on a Wing.

  30. Lamont Runge says:

    Opposed to false assumption, skin care products cannot make your unwanted lines vanish just like that. skin care products are an ideal option for many. Of course, that does not mean that if your skin is not where you want it to be that there is no hope for you. Your best bet is to gain more understanding through research.

  31. Rudi R says:

    I’d spend all my time in Suffragette City ’cause she’s a total blam-blam.