Saturday, October 18, 2008
David Bowie needs no introduction. Yet, even so perhaps a slight one is due for this early period, shortly after the release of Hunky Dory and slightly before his commercial breakthrough, Ziggy Stardust. This song "Queen Bitch" is the former David Jones' homage to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, though the lyrics are far more playful and sassy than anything Reed could have composed himself. It also happens to be one of my personal favorites.
This performance shows the band and the artist in top form. At this point in his career, Bowie was still largely unknown by the UK public, evident by the fact that a voice-over introduces him to BBC viewers.