Everyone will know by now, I am sure, about the death of David Bowie earlier today.
I am no Bowie aficionado; nor am I going to try and top the myriad tributes, quotes, articles etc that have been pouring in about him, his life and his work.
But I wanted to make sure that this humble music blog at least doffed its own small cap towards Bowie and his music.
I was recently fascinated by this article about the making of the track Under Pressure – a joint venture between Bowie and Queen. It includes a link to the isolated vocal tracks of Bowie and Freddie Mercury. It is brilliant to hear the quality of both voices. A full version of the finally released track is here.
I also like this montage, described as the ‘ch-ch-changing faces of David Bowie’. It encapsulates splendidly his originality and creativity over the years.
So, do I have a favourite Bowie track? Apart from the aforementioned Under Pressure, (which, for the pendants among you, probably does not strictly count) I think it is a toss up between Life On Mars? and Space Oddity. Not particularly profound, I know. But you can’t beat the classics.