Because of you, I have to rest

My current addiction: Cygnet Committee by David Bowie, off of the 1972 RCA release, Space Oddity. (It says on the cover of my tape, “Previously released as ‘Man of Words, Man of Music’.”) I’ve probably listened to it two dozen times in as many days.
Here’s how one reviewer on Amazon described it:

“Cygnet Committee” is the grand gem of this album. Nine and a half minutes long, and great for every second of it. It weaves a talk good enough for a novel and the end brings to mind every great plea of human history, from Patrick Henry to Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. <![CDATA[2fs]]>’s avatar

    Yep, that’s a good one. Fantastic melody, too – and another example of how (to quote Bowie himself, referring to claims that most of TMWSTW was actually written by Ronson & Visconti) “nobody else writes chord sequences like that.”

  2. <![CDATA[Sean]]>’s avatar

    WTF is that rectangular white thing next to the book? 😉 😉 😉

    Hey… I guess It could be worse… you could have an 8-track pictured 🙂