Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Ain’t That Close To Love?

It’s been years and years since I did a line of coke, but I can taste the drip in my throat watching this performance of Young Americans on the Dick Cavett Show in ’74.

Also: in rock and roll, black-up singers are inevitable. They made a documentary about it.

Also also: intelligent knicks and knacks about Bowie’s lyrics and context at this site.


  1. Young Americans was a great single (and a fine album as well). My own favourite jukebox fare from Bowie was Amsterdam, which was the B side to Sorrow, back in about 1973. Amsterdam is a Jacques Brel tune and can be found on the CD release of Bowie’s Pinups album, listed as Port of Amsterdam.

  2. Luther Von Baconson

    January 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    this is killer. probably still had good cocaine in ’74 for The People. likely PBS had enough of a budget to provide pre-show bumps in the Green Room too. but i guess they didn’t have Crest Whitening Strips yet? love the 12-string and the lapels.

    recently saw a good doc on the plane, Cavett’s Watergate. I’d forgotten all the interviews & coverage he did, pivotal point in my life as a 7-8 yr old.

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