The world lost David Bowie a year ago today. On Thursday, we will celebrate his legacy with a night of listening to David’s music at Dodge City. See full details and RSVP on Facebook!
As we count down the hours until 8pm on Thursday, let me also count down my top five Bowie songs of the moment. I listen to a lot of his music, so my favorites change from day to day. But these five songs are consistently pretty good, and you’ll hear them at Dodge City on Thursday.
5. “Let’s Dance”
David Bowie teamed up with the great Nile Rodgers for this 1983 classic.
Bowie famously made a trilogy of albums in Berlin in the late ‘70s with Brian Eno and Tony Visconti. “Heroes” is the most enduring track from the three.
3. “Blue Jean”
I’ve always loved Tonight, although the album has more than its share of covers. The exotic “Blue Jean” has an amazing video that I suggest offers insight into the dual personas of David Bowie versus David Jones.
2. “Ashes to Ashes”
By the time of Scary Monsters, Bowie was being influenced by a genre of New Romantics who started up under his influence! Regardless, 1980’s “Ashes to Ashes” is brilliant piece of music that captures the Bowie mystique.
In 1972, David appeared on Top of the Pops with “Starman” and lit England ablaze. Here, he sings it in 2002 on A&E Live by Request from Sony Music Studios, New York.
Admission is free at Dodge City on Thursday. See you there!