“Hunky Dory” is the record that truly signified David Bowie’s command of the album format. He had had a hit with the single “Space Oddity” and his third LP “The Man Who Sold the World” featured many great moments, however, it is really “Hunky Dory” that cemented Bowie’s position as a major pop player.
Ken Scott got his start as a tape op at EMI Studios (now known as Abbey Road) and worked his way up to engineer and even worked with The Beatles. He worked on George Harrison’s solo effort ‘All Things Must Pass’ and the made the move to Trident Studios where he engineered David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”. At the time Ken thought Bowie was good but probably wasn’t going to go anywhere. When Bowie asked him to co-produce “Hunky Dory” and presented his new batch of songs, Scott was duly impressed and realised what a great songwriter Bowie had become.
Ken will relay what it was like working with David Bowie on their first co-production which was later followed by ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, ‘Pin Ups’ and ‘Aladdin Sane’ (and they also worked together on Lou Reed’s most classic album ‘Transformer’). Ken’s first hand accounts are a wonder to behold and there will also be a chance for an audience Q&A at the end of the session. This is going to be great!
Thursday, May 12th, 7 to 9 pm, doors open at 6 pm
Venue: Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek
Tickets: NOK120 in the door or in advance here, Students/Seniors/Juniors half price.
Presenters: Journalist Jan Omdahl interviewing Ken Scott.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB,Preamp: Auralic Merak 4x200W Monoblock, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 520, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide