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EDITORS’ NOTES

This ambitious album has a lot going on, including a cameo by actor Mickey Rourke and the surprise addition of Peter Frampton on lead guitar. The pumped-up, club-friendly drums mark this as an ‘80s production, but Bowie was also writing offbeat songs like "Glass Spider," a mini-epic with spoken narration and a Tolkien-esque fantasy storyline. Bowie is touching on the title song, where he sounds remarkably like his late friend John Lennon. Another old friend, Iggy Pop, gets covered on the rowdy "Bang Bang."

EDITORS’ NOTES

This ambitious album has a lot going on, including a cameo by actor Mickey Rourke and the surprise addition of Peter Frampton on lead guitar. The pumped-up, club-friendly drums mark this as an ‘80s production, but Bowie was also writing offbeat songs like "Glass Spider," a mini-epic with spoken narration and a Tolkien-esque fantasy storyline. Bowie is touching on the title song, where he sounds remarkably like his late friend John Lennon. Another old friend, Iggy Pop, gets covered on the rowdy "Bang Bang."

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4:18
4:32
4:04
5:46
4:57
4:04
3:57
3:53
4:02

About David Bowie

Everyone has a David Bowie that they fell in love with first—the otherworldly outsider Ziggy Stardust, the electronic adventurer, the wild-eyed glam pioneer, the enigmatic storyteller. But it was Bowie's ability to reinvent himself so vividly that captivated us again and again. Driven by boundless imagination, David Bowie was a multifaceted music icon, a social provocateur, a force in fashion, and a gifted actor whose unique personas and perspectives traveled with him through the decades. From the moment his homesick astronaut captured the spotlight in the late ‘60s to his exploratory, jazz-influenced Blackstar almost 50 years later, he excelled and innovated with turns in pop, glam, punk, soul, hard rock, and electronic music. And even though Bowie released vital albums throughout his life—and will forever embody the most artful edge of rock ’n’ roll—he was more than just the music he made. Bowie's fearlessness inspired us to celebrate the complexity and beauty of being completely ourselves.

  • ORIGIN
    Brixton, London, England
  • GENRE
    Rock
  • BORN
    Jan 8, 1947

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