Baal was not one of Bertolt Brecht's most appealing visions. The tale of a dissolute itinerant wretch whose natural talent for composing amoral ditties was mere accompaniment to his life of debauchery, it was the saga, according to David Bowie, of the original Super Punk - which is doubtless what attracted him to it, when he was offered the title role in a 1982 BBC TV play. Bowie would recreate this set-up for the video accompanying his next UK single, "Wild Is The Wind". ) RCA originally intended releasing the Baal soundtrack as part of a new Bowie album - the star's continued reluctance to record anything more than dilettante side bars, however, left them with no option but to pare their plans down to a single EP, released in Britain on the Friday before the play's March 2, 1982, transmission.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/, BOH-ee), was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s.
Excerpts from the television play Baal by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Alan Clarke and John Willett, directed by Alan Clarke, produced by Louis Marks.
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