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Bowie Covered - World of David Bowie

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Mott the Hoople  All the Young Dudes   buy on itunes
Nirvana  The Man Who Sold the World   buy on itunes
The Cure  Young Americans   buy on itunes
Bauhaus  Ziggy Stardust   buy on itunes
Seu Jorge  Rebel Rebel   buy on itunes
Blondie  Heroes   buy on itunes
Barbra Streisand  Life On Mars   buy on itunes
Tina Turner  1984   buy on itunes
James Brown  Hot (I Need to Be Loved, Loved, Loved, Loved)   buy on itunes
Peter Noone  Oh You Pretty Things   buy on itunes
Lulu  The Man Who Sold the World   buy on itunes
The Beatstalkers  Silver Tree Top School for Boys   buy on itunes
Tears for Fears  Ashes to Ashes   buy on itunes
The Dandy Warhols  Jean Genie   buy on itunes
My Chemical Romance & The Used  Under Pressure   buy on itunes
The Mission UK  After All   buy on itunes
Dramarama  Candidate   buy on itunes
The Polyphonic Spree  Five Years   buy on itunes
Lisbon Improvisation Players  Memory of a Free Festival   buy on itunes
M. Ward  Let's Dance   buy on itunes
Golden Smog  Starman   buy on itunes
Alien Sex Fiend  All the Madmen   buy on itunes
Infectious Grooves  Fame   buy on itunes
The Beatstalkers  When I'm Five   buy on itunes
Zen Guerrilla  Moonage Daydream   buy on itunes
OK Go  Rock 'N' Roll Suicide   buy on itunes
Culture Club  Starman   buy on itunes
Poison  Suffragette City   buy on itunes
Shawn Mullins  Changes   buy on itunes
Superchunk  Scary Monsters and Super Creeps   buy on itunes
Charlie Haden  This Is Not America   buy on itunes
Polecats  John I'm Only Dancing   buy on itunes
Stupendams  Golden Years   buy on itunes
Frail  Space Oddity   buy on itunes
The Blood Brothers  Under Pressure   buy on itunes


Go to the pop spectrum’s most distant pole and you’ll find someone there who’s covered Bowie. For instance, grunge gods Nirvana and ’60s pop princess Lulu, who both cut his “The Man Who Sold the World”: while Nirvana blew some Seattle-style grit onto its pop polish, Lulu dragged it down into Berlin’s underground — thanks to Bowie’s sleaze-ified production. Speaking of Bowie behind the boards, most people think Mott the Hoople’s biggest-ever hit is also their song. [i]Wrong[/i]. Hearing that the band was breaking up, fan-boy Bowie offered to glam-up their flagging career with a new tune (which he also produced). Ian Hunter’s fashion-burnout vocals, the screamy soaring of Mick Ralphs’ guitar, and Verden Allen’s First Gospel Church of Glitter organ riffs defined an era in three-and-a-half minutes. And it didn’t take ’60s Scottish popsters the Beatstalkers even [i]that long[/i] to recognize a young Bowie’s genius when they recorded three of his tunes, including the mod-meets-music-hall masterpiece “When I’m Five.” From Barbra Streisand to Poison, from Alien Sex Fiend to M. Ward, Bowie’s pen (and, occasionally, his face) has turned up in the most astonishingly unexpected places.
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