Fri Playlist: David Bowie Covers


For someone so mercurial and defiantly individualistic, David Bowie has proven a terrific catalyst to other musicians. This week's Playlist delves into 13 killer interpretations of the Thin White Duke's songbook, including heavy guitar rock versions by Turbonegro ("Suffragette City") and Zen Guerilla ("Moonage Daydream"), stripped back offerings from Ultravox's Midge Ure ("Lady Stardust") and The Dandy Warhols ("Jean Genie"), and even a twanged up visit with a boy who can play guitar by The Gourds ("Ziggy Stardust").

Next week we'll have a super-sized Halloween Playlist for you. In the meantime, keep watching the skies for falling starmen…

And check out last week's Playlist full of Clash covers by Social Distortion, Afghan Whigs, Living Colour, and more!

Playlist assembled by JamBase Associate Editor Dennis Cook, who always seems to be squawking like a pink monkey bird as he's busting up his brain for words…

[Published on: 10/23/09]

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