David Bowie: Musical Impersonations

Publish Date
Friday, 22 January 2016, 12:32PM

An awesome new piece of David Bowie history has been unearthed, via the Talkhouse. Back in 1985, when Bowie was recording the theme to Julian Temple's British rock musical Absolute Beginners at London's Westside Studios, he took a break, fired up a backing track, and reeled off an impressive string of musical impersonations. Among them are Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Anthony Newley.

The recording was originally in the possession of record producer Mark Saunders. Saunders shared it with his friend, the father of Zach Staggers of the So So Glos, who dug it up after Bowie passed away last week. Just great to hear!

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