Blogging from A to Z: V is for “Velvet Goldmine”

vSong: 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.

DavidBowieRareTrivia: 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.

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