David Bowie makes a guest appearance on the new Xavier Rudd album ‘Storm Boy’.
Bowie appears posthumously on the track ‘Honeymoon Bay’ on Rudd’s ninth studio album ‘Storm Boy’. The handclap at 1 minute 15 into the song is Bowie.
The Xavier Rudd / David Bowie connection is ‘Storm Boy’ producer Tim Palmer. Palmer had previously produced the two Tin Machine albums. Tin Machine was the hard rock band Bowie formed in 1988 with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Fox Sales and Hunt Sales.
Palmer had the handclaps on a master tape from one of the Tin Machine recording sessions and used them on the Rudd record. Therefore Xavier Rudd cab genuinely claim to have David Bowie guesting on his new record, even if Bowie never knows.
Xavier Rudd will start his Australia tour in Canberra on August 2.
THE STORM BOY ALBUM TOUR
AUGUST 2 – UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA, ACT
AUGUST 3 – UNI HALL WOLLONGONG, NSW
AUGUST 4 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY NSW
AUGUST 5 – CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE, NSW
AUGUST 10 – NIGHT QUARTER, GOLD COAST, QLD
AUGUST 11 – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE, QLD
AUGUST 17 – ODEON THEATRE, HOBART, TAS
AUGUST 18 – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE, SA
AUGUST 24 – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE, VIC
AUGUST 25 – COSTA HALL, GEELONG, VIC