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Monday, January 11, 2016

Monday Music "Modern Love" by David Bowie 1947-2016

I was going to roll with another song, but I read early this morning that Davie Bowie passed on after battling cancer.  I am not a huge fan of him, but I did respect him as a musician and he kept reinventing himself to stay current.   I have ran a couple of his songs in the past on my Monday Music.  The last one was the Bing Crosby and David Bowie Christmas song "Little Drummer boy"

One of my favorite Christmas song.  This song was made just before Bing crossed over and David Bowie was moving past his "Ziggy Stardust"Persona.   
   
"Modern Love" is a song written and recorded by David Bowie, and the first track on his album Let's Dance. It was issued as the third single from the album in 1983.
Bowie has claimed the song is inspired by Little Richard, and it maintains the album's theme of a struggle between God and man. Some commentators noted the similarities between the track and Elton John's near-simultaneous hit "I'm Still Standing", although both parties said the songs were recorded at roughly the same time with no knowledge of the other.


By the time "Modern Love" was issued and edited as a single, Bowie's Serious Moonlight Tour was underway. The track had become a popular encore on the tour, and Jim Yukich's video for the song used footage of Bowie and his band performing the song from concert in Philadelphia on 20 July 1983. A live version, recorded in Montreal on 13 July, was on the B-side.


The single reached No. 2 in the UK, and No. 14 on the US Billboard Hot 100. As well as being a staple of the tour, it featured in Bowie's set at Live Aid in 1985, and in his subsequent Glass Spider and Sound+Vision tours of 1987 and 1990. A re-recording with Tina Turner was also featured on a Pepsi commercial in 1987.

3 comments:

  1. How fitting. Sad day as I liked the man's music despite his oddities. LOL. Great post!

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  2. How fitting. Sad day as I liked the man's music despite his oddities. LOL. Great post!

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  3. I remember the first one. He was a helluva musician! May he RIP.

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