ALBUM OF THE WEEK
KIT KAT KLUB (LIVE NEW YORK 99)
The sixth and final instalment of Parlophone’s Brilliant
Live Adventures collection – a series of live albums covering David Bowie’s mostly forgotten 90s period – sees the late star performing at what was then the Kit Kat Klub, to an invitation-only crowd of screaming fans and contest winners.
The 12-track live album is, fittingly, a hit-heavy affair including a piano-led version of Life On Mars? and Changes.
After a decade exploring drum and bass, brash alternative rock and, God forbid, acid jazz, this is Bowie in crowdpleasing mode. Even amongst the dated heavy rock of The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell and I’m Afraid Of Americans, two 90s tracks best forgotten, things remain buoyant.