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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

David Bowie: Heroes



I love this song. It has a terrific groove about it...it's almost kind of funky. The guitar work on the song is by Robert Fripp, and the synthesizers are played by Brian Eno, who also co-wrote the song.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, Bowie wrote the song in Berlin while detoxing from heroin. Apparently Bowie saw two young lovers sitting near the Berlin Wall, which was the inspiration for the song.

Bowie does a terrific version of the song during the Concert for New York (which I have on DVD...well worth buying) that's pretty much spot-on to the original.

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