Newswire: Get involved, internet: Help Shearwater release David Bowie’s Lodger on vinyl
One of the most frequent questions we receive here at The A.V. Club is how people can get their hands on audio versions of A.V. Undercovers. The short answer is that you can’t, because of various licensing complexities. But sometimes we get lucky, and a band decides to release something on its own.
To kick off season seven of Undercover, A.V. Club pals Shearwater returned, this time to cover an entire album. We spent one Sunday in March with the band while they played David Bowie’s Lodger in its entirety, and it was so good that frontman Jonathan Meiburg wants to release it on vinyl. On choosing to do this particular Bowie album, Meiburg wrote:
And as a collection of songs, [Lodger] seems eclectic to the point of being slapdash. ”Yassassin” was an attempt to invent Turkish reggae; “Move On” is “All The Young Dudes …