Sometimes the old licks are the best. Ian Hunter (most famous for being lead singer of Mott the Hoople, plus having the biggest ginga affro haircut ever), put this belter out a couple of years back.
A naggingly familiar riff, but never mind. It belts along like…a little belter.
This seems appropriately anthemic and elegiac . Bowie at the Freddie Mercury tribute cocert, with Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson from Mott the Hoople, with the song he wrote initially for “Ziggy Stardust” but which Bowie then sold to Mott, produced and played on with them, and which was their big hit.
Ronson also of course was in Bowie’s band. One of the great, often overlooked, guitarists of the rock era.
Its an era which is now pretty much over, I guess. I suspect this is part of what people are mourning – which is not to diminish Bowie’s stature one iota.
Oh, and then there’s a stomping, soaring version of ‘Heroes’.