Tuesday, October 8, 2019

David Bowie Sings: Win

Young Americans is the ninth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on March 7, 1975 through RCA Records. 

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The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie's previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Bowie would call the album's sound "plastic soul," describing it as "the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of Muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey." 
Read more: Wikipedia
This is one of my favorite albums by David Bowie. The LP had two chart hits; "Fame" and "Young Americans." My favorite track on this album is "Win." Bowie described it as...
“...a ‘get up off your backside’ sort of song really – a mild, precautionary sort of morality song. It was written about an impression left on me by people who don’t work very hard, or do anything much, or think very hard – like don’t blame me ‘cause I’m in the habit of working hard. You know, it’s easy – all you got to do is win.”
Read more: The Complete David Bowie pg 279
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