David Bowie

My Radio Sweetheart

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A rare bootleg LP, My Radio Sweetheart focuses mainly on performances that were recorded for the BBC's radio program the Sounds of the 1970s. In the U.K., David Bowie fans had the option of taping those broadcasts off of the radio and dubbing tapes for their friends. Some of those tapes found their way to bootleggers, and My Radio Sweetheart was among the resulting LPs. Although the sound quality isn't great, collectors were glad to have Bowie's 1972 BBC performances of "Suffragette City," "Ziggy Stardust," "Queen Bitch" and two Velvet Underground covers: "White Light, White Heat" and "Waiting for the Man." After the BBC material, My Radio Sweetheart shifts gears with live performances of "Hang on to Yourself," "Watch That Man" and "Moonage Daydream," all of which were recorded at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA on March 10, 1973. This concert, which was part of his Aladdin Sane Tour, resulted in the bootleg All American Bowie; however, those three songs aren't on that LP. Because of its inadequate sound quality, My Radio Sweetheart is strictly for diehard collectors.