Eno, Bowie and Fripp

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This is like the holy trinity for me, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and David Bowie. I could never underestimate their impact on me.

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My favorite Bowie records are probably Hunky Dory, The Man Who Sold THe World, Low & Heroes. I have a real fascination with the whole Berlin period. All of that cocaine and krautrock really served him well (as did the influence of Eno)

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Eno was what made Roxy Music great, and his first 2 solo albums are essential. If I could only have one record, it would definitely be “Here Come the Warm Jets.” Pop, glam, and great experimental songwriting. Perfect.

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I wrote this song (the Berlin Years)with my friend “Kevin” . He sent me a drum track that he had constructed and I improvised all of the synth parts over what he had sent me. In my mind I kept picturing Bowie in the Berlin years, hung over and late for a show. The promoter is freaking out, so the band starts without him and jams on this until he gets there. Since there is no guitar on this, I guess Fripp has been up all night with him as well:

“The Berlin Years”

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I just love this picture of Eno.

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