Lulu covering Bowie

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    And the man himself played saxophone and did the backing vocals.


    This was my introduction to that song, in fact when Nirvana covered it I was going "Different from the version I know" because I had no idea it was a Bowie song.
     
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    Yeah, I remember that one being a major UK hit when I was a very small boy.
     
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    Speaking of Bowie backing on sax. He plays on this Steeleye Span cover of To Know Him Is To Love Him (bit of a misguided cover there chaps).

     
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    There was a programe on Lulu's career last night. Bowie approached her to record together. The vocals are how he wanted her to sing the lyrics. This took her out of her comfort zone, as it wasn't her normal style of singing. Still stands the test of time.
     
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    You can watch it on BBC iPlayer - Lulu:Something to Shout About
     
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    Great documentary!
     
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    We used to do this in my old band. We figured it would resonate with a wide demographic - Bowie fans, Nirvana fans and Lulu fans!
     
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    What a truly murderous cover version - I was aghast as a young teenage Bowie fan when the duet came out, and still am. The original is such a dark, moody, post apocalyptic gem.
     
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