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Invoking ghost of Sharon Osbourne

David Coverdale appeared on Paltrocast promoting the Still Good to Be Bad reissue. Some of it you may have heard before, and some other probably not.

I can’t not be honest about this, that and the other, who’s the inspiration for this song, who was that… it would be a spilling of the beans, which I’m not interested in hurting anybody, and particularly my family. So I’ve been working now with my head of video on another concept which I think could be significantly more interesting and not as fucking boring as a biography. We’re starting Q.T. With D.C. (video series), so we’re gonna answer people’s questions, some things that they’re curious about.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info and the quote.

25 Comments to “Invoking ghost of Sharon Osbourne”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    I know that everyone has to earn a living but any idea how much these casts pay off or is it just purely for promoting new reissues of old albums so it’s for free promotion and just done for fun.
    BTW someone on THWS did mention that DC looks like his Grandma and I can understand why now.
    Love and Peace to you all ✌️

  2. 2
    Gregster says:

    @1…It could be done for both reasons, but Record Companies do look at sales every year, & often decide to release another “Greatest Hits” record to keep over-all back-catalog sales up…And once they sell-out, there’s the new remastered versions, & when they sell-out, there’s the 20th anniversary remastered versions, & when they sell-out, the 25th anniversary remastered with newly discovered lost bonus tracks etc etc. And then we finally get boxed-sets of full album catalogs, but the wait is worth it for that one !

    To be fair however, at least if you do have up-grade an older CD from damage or whatever, as long as the remaster is with the original record company, you do generally get a better sounding disc, but you have to be careful.

    I would never have thought that DC looks like his grand-mother until you mentioned it lol ! ( And he sure does too ) !

    Peace !

  3. 3
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    DC says: “…another concept which I think could be significantly more interesting and not as fucking boring as a biography…” WTF! How boring are these videos: on the boredom scale, they beat every goddamn biography. If DC thinks these videos are not as boring as hell, I am glad he does not bore us to death with writing a biograpy!

  4. 4
    Peter J says:

    I have to agree, Grandma DC is so boring…

    Interviews with Gillan, Blackmore and Paice are so much more interesting and. FUN

  5. 5
    Georgivs says:

    I wonder why can’t he just come out and play music like musicians do? Like DP have been doing it for decades, year after year… His voice is gone, we all know that but he can still do unplugged stuff etc. If there is a will, there is a way. It’s up to him, though. He does as he pleases.

  6. 6
    Daniel says:

    DC comes across more like a leading cast member of The Bold and the Beautiful than a rock and roller these days. I wish someone would just interrupt his self important rants with the simple question: “So, what about new music then?”

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    DC is pleasantly chatty, the kind of adult you’re happy to meet if you’re marooned at a children’s birthday party supervising and bored stiff, happy to speak to ANYBODY.

    It doesn’t go much further than that, unfortunately, and certainly is unable to carry podcast like this. David has the air of a talk show host, mind you not prime time, but more something that runs in the afternoon, laced with commercials recommending useful kitchen gadgets of which you can get more than one if you order NOW while stocks last.

    But at least we now know he flies in his hairdresser from L.A.

    “We’ll be right back after the commercials.”

  8. 8
    Georgivs says:


    Sometimes getting pleasantly chatty can be too much and David, I believe, has crossed into that zone. Which reminds me of a funny music related (sort of) story with another David in it.

    David Bowie moved to Switzerland at the end of the Seventies to escape tax and drug dealers, he didn’t know anybody there. He was in this huge house on the outskirts of Geneva – he knew nobody.

    “One day, about half-past five in the afternoon, there’s a knock on the door, and there he was: ‘Hello, David.’ Roger Moore comes in, and they had a cup of tea. He stays for drinks, and then dinner, and tells lots of stories about the James Bond films. They had a fantastic time – a brilliant night.”

    He continues: “But then, the next day, at 5.30… Knock, knock, it’s Roger Moore. He invites himself in again, and sits down: ‘Yeah, I’ll have a gin and tonic, David.’ He tells the same stories – but they’re slightly less entertaining the second time around.

    “After two weeks [of Moore turning up] at 5.25pm – literally every day – David Bowie could be found underneath the kitchen table pretending not to be in.”

    Hilariously, that wouldn’t spell the end of Bowie’s mission to dodge Moore. A few years later, in 1985, Moore returned to Bond for the final time for the film A View to Kill. At the time, the director John Glen approached Bowie with a view to offering him the part of the film’s main villain, Max Zorin.

    Bowie, likely with some of Moore’s stories still ringing in his ears, turned down the role.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    The Roger Moore home invasion story is hilarious, Georgivs!

  10. 10
    Georgivs says:

    If you find it hilarious, Herr Uwe, I’ll make sure to post it on every thread you comment on. In true Roger Moore style.

  11. 11
    MacGregor says:

    @ 8 – a good story & thanks for that. It could have been worse for Bowie though, it could have been Coverdale turning up everyday. Bowie was busy at that time, the mid 70’s to mid 80’s era with movies & video clips etc, he may have been over it all at the time, hence the knock back for a Bond cameo. Or in remission from substance excess possibly. You would think in normal circumstances he would have jumped at that. The Man Who Fell To Earth just couldn’t hide away it seems, classic. Cheers.

  12. 12
    MacGregor says:

    The Bowie story reminds me of that other Bowie story, the one about a c..t in a clown suit on a beach. Cheers.


  13. 13
    MacGregor says:

    Or this hilarious take on Bowie, Eno & Visconti in the studio. A little Australian hit song reference near the end. Cheers.

  14. 14
    MacGregor says:

    sorry I forgot to post the link, here it is.


  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    That Bowie spoof was lovely!

    And don’t knock Tony Visconti! The man created the successful Thin Lizzy ‘Live & Dangerous’ double album basically without resorting to any Thin Lizzy live recordings at all, no mean feat. Instead you got Thin Lizzy – ‘Safely Through The Studio Soundboard’.

    Little Australian hit song? No idea what you are talking about, Signor MacGregorio!


  16. 16
    Gregster says:

    LOL !!!

    Without any doubt, Christopher Walken was the choice character-pick for that 007 film-part over David Bowie. Bowie was / is a chameleon for sure, but I just can’t see him being a genius-psychopathic mass-murderer, as the result of WW-II mad scientist genetic engineering…

    And if someone like David Bowie ( at that time ) moved-in next door to me, I’d be wanting to know that my dog & family were safe yo…

    RIP both Roger Moore & David Bowie !

    Peace !

  17. 17
    MacGregor says:

    Yes the Thin Lizzy charade is a monstrosity in that most people just accept that as a genuine ‘live’ album & that is the way it is. Even some of the musicians involved did apparently & Phil Lynott obviously didn’t care about that. Regarding the Bowie comedy & that beach filming scene was a defining moment in his life apparently. Regarding him waking up to the absurdity of many of his attitudes, habits & rituals at that time. Have to love a little bit of humility. The Oz ‘Italian’ song was a good memory & myself being raised in a highly Italian populated rural area in Australia, it conjured up a good laugh or two at the time. Cheers.

  18. 18
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I thought Bowie was great in The Man Who Fell To Earth and in Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence. Had that been his thing, an acting career would have been a wide open option.

    He would have been wasted in a Bond movie though. The magic of Bond movies has always escaped me, even as a kid, the main protagonist is so incredibly shallow, a man with no apparent history and no real sense of purpose other than getting the job done. Daniel Craig is a fine actor in other movies, but I always felt he looked more like a member of the KGB than of the MI5! And all the Bond villains are essentially the same.

  19. 19
    MacGregor says:

    I always looked at the Bond films as a comedy in many ways, the far too smooth hero & his panache for the wenches, the car chases & everything that went with them. I did enjoy a few of the older ones back then, however I am not a Bond aficionado at all. I am not sure on Craig as an actor, I get a sort of robotic vibe about him. Time to put it all to bed, but I bet they don’t. Bowie I don’t mind having a stab at acting, I am still trying to get a copy of The Man Who Fell To Earth, predictably those streaming services have sewn everything up, mostly. I have watched that bathroom scene trailer, that is classic Bowie indeed. Cheers.

  20. 20
    Gregster says:

    Uwe said / asked…

    qt. “The magic of Bond movies has always escaped me, even as a kid, the main protagonist is so incredibly shallow, a man with no apparent history and no real sense of purpose other than getting the job done”.

    MacGregor replied…

    qt. “I always looked at the Bond films as a comedy in many ways, the far too smooth hero & his panache for the wenches, the car chases & everything that went with them”.

    *And so, a few of the qualities start to reveal themselves with the Bond films ! For myself however, every film made has a real-life under-current of real-world concerns as the main-theme of the script…You go to any film, & the plot is a valid one, often years ahead of time, especially in today’s uncertain times…

    But for myself, it was the fact that you get to see some new part of the world, & spend a little time there… So it was a postcard-holiday via film, with some incredible action & stunt-work.

    And in the “true” sense of the name James Bond 007, it doesn’t matter which actor is portraying the role, as it’s a great cover name, though hardly top-secret lol ! And IMO, all the actors have been superb in the role, especially Daniel Craig. He brought a more personal realism to the character than the others did imo.

    Peace !

  21. 21
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Yup, James Bond is mass appeal adult escapism, just not mine. My cineastic escape is horror and ghost movies, though I’m absolutely non-spiritual and non-esoteric in real life. But creaking doors and demons entertain me.

    Mom and dad shouldn’t have let me watch all that stuff as a kid after all!

  22. 22
    MacGregor says:

    Yes indeed forget about James Bond wooing a lady or two, Dracula has it all down pat. Simply rise up out of the coffin & young scantly clad ladies just throw themselves at him. No need for fast cars, Martini’s or explosive devices & secret rendezvous, just simply mesmerise the ladies with that charm of being an eternal blood sucking & sophisticated gentleman, well perhaps not so gentle. Not to mention those lovely castles they always lived in. From Nosferatu 1922 (not as sophisticated & charming) to Dracula with Bela Lugosi & Christopher Lee. A true ladies man if ever there was one. Cheers.

  23. 23
    Gregster says:


    Horror movies are good fun, though I must admit to losing-touch with them over the years. The last one I watched that was any good, had a really pretty leading-lady who’s made a huge name for herself in the genre, though I’ve only seen the one film “Bereavement” from 2010 I think. Her name was easy to remember as its my guitar string brand lol, that being Alexandra Daddario.

    And as a kid, watching the “Night Stalker” with Darren McGavin was pretty good too for a TV show. Does anyone recall that one I wonder ???…

    And I’m an Alien franchise fan, I love all of them, including the Prometheus series.

    Being a sea-farer also means that a healthy hard-drive full of movies is handy, especially when on the night-shift for 12+ hours…That’s how I acquired all the “007” films among others, & watched them regularly every-night, like a count-down to flying home again lol ! And they were a regular to watch on the Perth-Melbourne flights for a while there…

    Peace !

  24. 24
    Uwe Hornung says:

    That bloodsucking was always a thinly veiled deflowering act! Bram Stoker should be banned from schools, don’t say v-v-vampire!!!

    Speaking of thinly veiled symbolism …


    And, yes, you can try this at home, it just won’t work, not with any existing Samurai sword blade and any light scarf. : – ) Iconic scene nonetheless. Too bad she’s gone, she really could sing.

  25. 25
    MacGregor says:

    Old Dracula had it so easy compared to anyone else, a nice quiet lifestyle, not too hectic, plenty of birds to keep his blood supplies stocked up, unsuspecting tourists knocking on the door looking to use the phone because their car had just broken down right out the front of his castle. Bond, he had to go through all the hassle of physical stress & everything else just to score a lady. I know what lifestyle I would prefer, old Drac’s. Plus you get to hang around those old dark, damp cobweb filled castles all day & night. I do remember The Night Stalker tv series (well before X Files) as I watched a few episodes a year or so ago for nostalgia. Have to love that trusty old camera of his, gets him out of any situation at any time, who needs a gun. Cheers.

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