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During the American tour promoting the dystopian art rock of 1974's Diamond Dogs, David Bowie fell hard for the gloriously smooth sound of Philly soul. So he went right to the source to make Young Americans, with a backing group featuring Luther Vandross. It’s a slick, tuneful pop-R&B record given extra depth by some of Bowie's most pointed lyrics. The gospel-tinged title track and the needling funk of "Fame" (with lyrics and vocals by John Lennon) are among Bowie's most exciting, impassioned performances.

Customer Reviews

Awesome 70's!!

Great song by David Bowie! Real artist.... Great years great music!

Love it

Totally obsessed with this album

we'll miss this genius

this album kept me sane when i moved from SF to LA in the beginning of 1975.

Biography

Born: January 8, 1947 in Brixton, London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The cliché about David Bowie goes that he was a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there's no denying that Bowie demonstrated a remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the '70s. After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an all-around music hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock...
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