Here's the record that Tony Visconti was talking about in issue #29. Is it good? Certainly the best I've heard since Outside and my favorite since Scary Monsters, Tony's last previous co-production with Bowie. There's a more musical and adventurous spirit than many (any?) of his peers/generation, some crazy cover songs (Pixies, Neil Young, Legendary Stardust Cowboy), great drumming from Matt Chamberlain, and cool sounds and arrangements too. We could try to credit Tony with some of this success, but since we know he's "transparent" we'll just have to enjoy the record instead. (

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