Friday, March 05, 2010

Best Thing I Heard Today: David Bowie doing "She Shook Me Cold"

As we move into the second month of Boy's full-blown Bowie obsession, I'm trying to turn him on to stuff besides the current live album--ANYthing, really, that doesn't include embarrassing words he's likely to repeat in public. Lately we've been listening to the totally amazing, pre-Ziggy Stardust, most-metal-album-in-the-catalog The Man Who Sold the World. Check it out--this is from 1970, and Mick Ronson's opening guitar sounds like Hendrix doing "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", and the rest of it sounds like Sabbath. Murky and delightful!

Upon further lyrical review, I've discovered that, if Boy WERE to walk around in public singing this song, I would be deeply embarrassed. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

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