(performed by) david bowie

 

 

 

Future Legend:

 

The opening track on the “Diamond Dogs” album was narrated by David against an instrumental version of the Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers classic “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”.

 

 

Knock On Wood:

 

The Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper number was a huge hit for the former in the 1960s. David performed this for the first time during the July shows at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre. It remained in the set for the rest of the Diamond Dogs tour shows and featured extensively in the Philly Dogs tour set.

 

 

Here Today Gone Tomorrow:

 

Little was known about this song until it appeared on the 1990 EMI/Ryko issue of the “David Live” album. It was originally written and performed by the Ohio Players (from the album “Observations In Time”). Like “Knock On Wood”, David played this for the first time at the Philadelphia July shows - although there is some speculation that it may have been performed as an encore at an earlier show. It is unlikely that it was played live again after the Tower shows.

 

 

Footstompin’:

 

Originally performed by The Flares, this number regularly featured in the Philly Dogs shows where it was intertwined with the jazz classic “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”. An attempt to record this number in January 1975 was aborted but the riff formed the basis of another song written in the studio with John Lennon – “Fame”.

 

 

Across The Universe:

 

During the same recording session with John Lennon in January 1975, David recorded one of his favourite Beatles numbers.

 

 

Fascination:

 

Luther Vandross had written a song called “Funky Music” which he performed with the Mike Garson Band as the warm-up to the Philly Dogs shows. David recorded this song with a changed title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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