Thursday, June 25, 2009

Song Of The Day- David Bowie

This is my favorite cut by Bowie, and it's absolutely on my personal list of top ten songs of all-time.

This song was written as a tribute to Lou Reed, and in true Bowie style, it's largely about homosexual's and a strange feeling of being jilted.

I first heard this song like many in the closing credits of A Life Aquatic. That filthy distorted riff that kicks in over acoustic guitar is just absolutely phenomenal. Granted, it's lifted from a 1960 song by Eddie Cochran called "Three Steps To Heaven". Still, this supercharged version rocks much harder.

Included is the original Bowie cut from his 1971 album Hunky Dory. Also below is a special 1997 performance for Bowie's 50th birthday at Madison Square Garden featuring Lou Reed himself.

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