21/11/2020: “Fashion” by David Bowie

This is typical trailblazing David Bowie. It’s simultaneously entrenched in its time, and beyond it.

There’s just enough weirdness to mark it indelibly as a Bowie track. Particular love goes to the savage guitar riff, which slices through the mix like torn metal.

Then there’s that lowkey ‘beep beep’ breakdown section. It’s not a song which ever gets out of breath. It never gets flustered.

The lyrics are ostensibly about the relentlessness of fashion, although with Bowie you can never be sure…

The track came out on the 1980 classic album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).