August 31, 2013 11:52 AM

Man, of all the versions of this song I attempted for the Bowie cover challenge, this one is the most nearly acceptable. Picture a seventeen-year-old with a bad haircut, all alone on the night of the big dance with a guitar, a cheap microphone and a 4-track.

posted by DaDaDaDave (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This really feels more like it fits the weird fever-dream delusion of the text of the song better than Bowie's canonical take. The sort of busy, dizzy overlap repeat stuff at the end really works.
posted by cortex at 4:52 PM on August 31, 2013

This is seriously great.
posted by dobie at 4:56 PM on August 31, 2013

I would listen to this any old time. My favourite kind of rock is low fi rock like this.
posted by dobie at 6:40 PM on August 31, 2013

Thanks! It's probably for the best that my postpunk, synth-goth and 50s hoodlum rock versions didn't come out right.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 7:10 PM on August 31, 2013

The new riff you wrote for this song is making me so happy. Love the panning on the vocals too.
posted by capricorn at 9:38 AM on September 2, 2013

I am totally loving this. This is really great.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:47 PM on September 3, 2013

I like how you keep that gliding sensation throughout the song.
posted by Ardiril at 4:59 PM on September 3, 2013

Definitely digging the lo-fi sound on this one. The build-up towards the end is great too. Kind of makes the song a companion to Rock'n'Roll Suicide.
posted by comealongpole at 12:23 PM on September 14, 2013

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