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Out of the Darkness
by David Dundas

After David Bowie had horrifically killed off his alien alter-ego 'Ziggy Stardust', I then savagely abandoned him as my male solo singing hero (for shame, fickle youth!). Enough about that state of affairs can already be found in many other of my posts from the past. But it did leave a vacancy for a new hero. David Dundas was merely a case of me casting about in the dark to find that hero - not an entirely satisfactory replacement, but I did enjoy his work for a short period of time in the late Seventies. (I would eventually settle on Billy Joel as the second most important male solo artiste in my life.)

Below is the "AllMusic" artist biography for His Lordship (yes, a proper aristocrat and all):


Artist Biography by Linda Seida

David Dundas, the son of the Marquess of Zetland, was born in Oxford, England, and at first pursued acting before turning to music. He found work in movies, television and the theatre. In 1968, he appeared in "Prudence and the Pill" with David Niven.

"Jeans On" put David Dundas on the British charts for 13 weeks in 1976, three of which were spent in the Top Five that summer. Roger Greenaway and Dundas co-wrote the song, which came from a jingle Dundas had penned for a commercial for Brutus Jeans in the UK. Released by 'Air'/'Chrysalis', the single crossed the Atlantic early the next year to land in the Top 20 in the States. ("Jeans On" can be found on the compilation "Super Hits of the '70s, Vol. 19".) Dundas followed up with "Another Funny Honeymoon" in 1977, and the single climbed into the Top 40 in the UK. 'Chrysalis' issued a pair of his albums, neither of which made much of a splash.

He turned his talents toward composing, and his television and movie credits include "How to Get Ahead in Advertising", "Sometime Never", "Dark City", "Sleepers", and "Freddie as F.R.O.7". He and Rick Wentworth co-wrote the score for "Withnail and I". In addition to collaborating with Greenaway and Wentworth, Dundas' "Jeans On" has also been covered by Andre Williams and sampled by Fatboy Slim.


This track was never a single, and the self-titled album from which it is taken did not trouble any album charts anywhere that I can find.
1977 - Air Records - United Kingdom - From the album "David Dundas".
Posted: 20th April 2019
Born in 1954, leaving education by 1972, 'glam' was my thing, "Ziggy" Bowie my hero. I was even the only guy in my town with the haircut (though not the carrot red colouring!). Therefore every seventh selection is a Bowie track.
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