A Benefit for War Child
11th October 2010
A project that began in early 2008 will at last see the light of day and grace itself upon the shelves of record shops across the world.
What began as a vague idea of fresh and seasoned artists paying homage to the man who invented the art of reinvention, David Bowie.
War Child is a charity that helps children affected by war across the globe no matter what border they inhabit. A charity that Bowie makes no secret about supporting.
Within a few months, Devendra Banhart (Megapuss), Vivian Girls, Carla Bruni, A Place To Bury Strangers all came on board to contribute tracks.
By the summer of 2009, the record had began to take shape when the addition of pop legends Duran Duran, ex-Slits Viv Albertine and legendary avant-garde bassist/musician Mick Karn were added to the roster.
Manimal friends and alumni’s, Warpaint, Chairlift and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros came on board by that autumn.
With a final track listing that is as diverse as it is chameleon-like, just like the thin-white duke himself, We Were So Turned On has something for every Bowie lover.
Exitmusic “Space Oddity”
Duran Duran “Boys Keep Swinging”
Megapuss “Sound + Vision”
Warpaint “Ashes To Ashes”
Corridor “Be My Wife”
Chairlift “Always Crashing In The Same Car”
Vivian Girls “John, I’m Only Dancing”
All Leather “Fame”
We Are The World “Afraid Of Americans”
A Place To Bury Strangers “Suffragette City”
Halloween Swim Team “Look Back In Anger”
Afghan Raiders “Fashion”
Polyamorous Affair “Theme From Cat People”
Swahili Blonde “Red Money”
Jessica 6 “I’m Deranged”
Aska & Bobby Evans (Feat. Moon & Moon) “African Night Flight”
Xu Xu Fang “China Girl”
Carla Bruni “Absolute Beginners”
Papercranes “Blue Jean”
Keren Ann “Life On Mars?”
Lewis & Clarke “Changes”
Zaza “It Aint Easy”
Genuflex “Soul Love”
Sister Crayon “Bewlay Brothers”
Marco Benevento “Art Decade”
Mick Karn “Ashes To Ashes”
Lights (NYC) “World Falls Down”
Aquaserge “The Supermen”
Caroline Weeks “Starman”
Rainbow Arabia “Quicksand”
Mechanical Bride “Sound + Vision”
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “Memory Of A Free Festival”