So whether intentionally or not I suspect we’ve all been listening to a lot of David Bowie‘s music recently. To mix it up, here are a few songs that are Bowie covers, and a couple that aren’t.
First Michael C Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter) and the musicians from Lazarus performing the eponymous song. It’s slightly less harrowing without Bowie‘s wonderful, awful final video. Looking forward to the cast album which was recorded on January 11th, with no definite plan of release yet established:
Next, The Modern Lovers‘ original laconic, lo-fi version of “Pablo Picasso”, as covered by Bowie on his excellent Reality album in 2003:
This one’s a treat. A reformed Terrorvision from 2007(!) covering “Moonage Daydream”. Tony‘s voice/accent is completely unlike Bowie‘s but suits the song so well. I love this so much, this is how covers should work!
Finally, here’s a 1996 Tears For Fears version of “Ashes To Ashes” which is startlingly close to the original in places (usually a redundant feature in a cover, but included here so that jaws other than mine may drop):
Hope you enjoyed at least one of them!
“I’m a black star. I’m a star’s star.”