Song: Velvet Goldmine
Album: Rare (1983)
Personnel: David Bowie (lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar), Mick Ronson (electric guitar, piano, backing vocals), Trevor Bolder (bass guitar), Mick Woodmansey (drums)
What I love about this track: It’s a straightforward, mid-tempo rocker with tongue-twisting lyrics.
Trivia: The song was recorded during the “Ziggy Stardust” sessions but didn’t make the final cut. It was added a bonus track on the 1990 Rykodisc re-release.
Why I chose this video: I wanted to find a slideshow with Ziggy-era imagery. I was unable to find any live performances of the tune, which is not surprising given that it was an outtake.