Friday, October 19, 2012

Pump It Up: 10 Songs About Concerts to Inspire a Second Wind for CMJ

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4. David Bowie, "Lady Stardust"
Young David Bowie loved to write songs dedicated to his favorite musicians. Hunky Dory had “Song for Bob Dylan,” but it’s his ode to fellow glam-rocker Marc Bolan, aka “Lady Stardust,” that really captures the spirit of the live music. He describes a scene surrounding one of Lady Stardust's performances. Femmes fatales and young boys were equally captivated by Miss Stardust's songs of "darkness and dismay"; the narrator says the performance felt like it went on forever. Of course that sort of time warp happens when the band is absolutely terrible, but somehow we don't think that's what Bowie is talking about here.

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