FlinterFile: David Bowie- Changes
This song started as a parody of a nightclub song.David Bowie saw it as something that could be thrown away, but as the people kept asking for it on concerts, he decided not to do so. The optimism in the song came from the changes Bowie was going through himself: his wife Angela was pregnant. Also he was writing the song on a keyboard, which opened up new possibilities. On the song, Bowie plays the saxophone and Rick Wakeman (a later member of Yes) played the piano. The stuttering was inspired by My Generation by the Who. Though it is one of his most famous songs, it only was a number 41 hit in the US in 1972. In the UK, it first charted in 2016, after Bowie died. It then was number 49. Enjoy
David Bowie- Changes
Posted on June 29, 2017, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1972, changes, david bowie, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hunky dory, Music, parody, rick wakeman, seventies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.