In honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing yesterday, here’s a demo version of Bowie doing Space Oddity with John “Hutch” Hutchinson that appears on the Mercury Demos (released this past June) and I believe was also on the Sound + Vision box set. Fascinating to hear this classic song in such an early form and to put yourself in the shoes of the people listening to the demo – must have blown them away. Also funny to hear Bowie say some of these songs might be single material – ah, I think so!
My blogging buddy Mike chose Dylan for today’s TBT choice. How about another classic, from 1974’s Diamond Dogs. One of those songs with the instantly recognizable guitar riff!
Released in 1981 this in my opinion was the last great song that Queen released. Bonus that it was a duet with David Bowie. I remember thinking at the time it was so different from everything else on the radio. So sad that neither Freddie Mercury or David Bowie are still with us.
First let me say I’m not a Motörhead hater, just never listened much. Then I stumbled on this David Bowie cover and I was skeptical but wow, this really works. This is from an entire album of covers and one of the last things they ever recorded.