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The Bowie Video Vault: Live “‘Heroes,'” “My Death,” and “Fashion”

October 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Culture, Music, New Wave, Video

This is a gorgeous live version of Bowie’s “‘Heroes'” that gets better as it goes. A really nice contemporary-sounding take on the song (so good I don’t even miss the synth, which is saying something), and a very graceful performance of it by Mr. Jones. The YouTube page doesn’t say where it’s taken from — if anyone out there knows, speak up!

While I’m doing live Bowie, I know I’ve linked to this before, but this live version of Bowie performing Brel’s “My Death” with pianist Mike Garson (the man whose rococo piano flourishes gave the Aladdin Sane album its rich and fabulous texture) still takes my breath away. Radically different from the familiar Ziggy concert film version, but no less powerful in its more rhythmic and sensual way.

Finally: If, like me, you think of Bowie’s “Fashion” every time you hear “Girls & Boys” by Blur, this is for you: Bowie performing “Fashion” with Damon Albarn.

Beep beep.


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