John Carpenter’s original (1981) followed antihero Snake Plissken (played by Kurt Russell) as he tries to save the President in gang-ruled Manhattan.
The new spin follows along the lines of the original in which Snake Plissken — an iconic soldier-turned-criminal — is given 24 hours to find the President following the crash of Air Force One.
Forty years ago yesterday, David Bowie (who also starred in The Hunger, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Labyrinth, The Prestige, and more) released what is now considered to be one of the most influential pop albums of all time: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. A concept album that tells the story of an alien in human being form that attempts to give humanity hope only to succumb to an excess of drug and sex. It is an album that, to this day, inspires and influences musicians and artists the world over.
Just a few days ago, EMI Records released a 40th-anniversary edition of this classic album and Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to offer one lucky reader a chance to win the deluxe vinyl/DVD-Audio edition! Check below for all the details on how to enter.
David Bowie is one of the top-selling popular music artists with estimated sales surpassing 140 million records. He has won two Grammys while being nominated for 10 more. In the US he has had five Platinum records and seven Gold. READ MORE
Perhaps one of the most influential pop albums of all time, David Bowie‘s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars is now being released as a remastered 40th-anniversary edition due June 5th. The remastering process was done by original Trident Studios (where the album was recorded) engineer Ray Staff (at London’s Air Studios) and will be available on CD and limited edition 180gram vinyl that also includes a 5.1 DVDA. Preorders are available here.
The album was originally released June 6th, 1972 through RCA records and came with instructions on the back of the vinyl gatefold, “To be played at maximum volume.” The album was written during the recording of Bowie’s 1971 album Hunky Dory and recording for it began before that album’s release.
Check below for the tracklisting of each edition. READ MORE