Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Best of Bowie Week: Let's Dance (1983)

1983 marked the return of David Bowie, who had left RCA following the release of 1980's "Scary Monsters". This time, Bowie had moved to EMI America, and teamed with producer Nile Rodgers (Chic) to create "Let's Dance", which introduced Bowie to the MTV generation. His earlier hits, such as "Ashes to Ashes", would also wind up on MTV's playlist for a good chunk of the 80's before gravitating over to VH1.

In case you wonder why Bowie is wearing gloves while on guitar in the video for "Let's Dance", it's because he's not really playing. What I recently found out that he & Rodgers had recruited another legend to play guitar. Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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