Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Covers # 64 Lulu

By no means obscure. This was a huge  hit in 1974 and is an example of an artist hitting big, (David Bowie, if it needs saying),  and then exploiting earlier, unfairly neglected material to maintain the spotlight and maximise the commercial impact of their breakthrough. The song was reshaped and produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson, he also provided the sax solo and backing vocals. One of Bowie's very best melodies, and pastiche mood-pieces as Kurt Cobain recognised later.

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