16 Jan 2016

All the Madmen - Alastair Riddell

From RNZ Music, 1:55 pm on 16 January 2016

"I chose this because it was one of the first songs of David's that I fell in love with...He wrote this about his brother who was in a mental hospital...I liked (and still do) the idea that the real world might be madder than those incarcerated because they can't cope with world of the "sad men roaming free". No less true today then then. It has a sadness and cynicism that I think is detectable in his very latest album as well. " Alastair Riddell

Music details

Artist: Alastair Riddell
Song: All The Madmen
Composer: David Bowie
Album: RNZ Recording
Label: RNZ Recording

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