01 October 2010

Something 4 The Weekend # 183

When I was 9/10 years old, I thought this was the craziest, weirdest song anybody had ever written, and I would actually get giddy in a twitchy way whenever this song's faded intro announced itself on my radio.
In hindsight, my assumption is that this is David Bowie's deconstructed take on the burgeoning disco/coke scene in NYC circa '74/'75, although I believe Bowie himself has talked about Philly Soul being the main inspiration and influence on this album in general.
Whatever. Thirty-five years later, I still think this is four minutes and twenty seconds of alien funk that's still ahead of its time. Or maybe outside of time. Timeless.
Hotcha! Hank

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