Hippity Hoppity Bowie

Damn and fuck I’ve been busy. If it’s not visiting relatives or visiting friends its swine flu, or in the case of this week – work and funerals. I really hope my November is better than my October. Anyways…music!

David Bowie
Fame 90 (with Queen Latifah)
Fame 90 (House Mix)
Fame 90 (Hip Hop Mix)
Fame 90 (Absolutely Nothing Premeditated/Epic Mix)

Fame is a great song. So great that it can withstand some of the most overproduced remix effects that 1990 had to offer, although in some cases it fairs worse than others. The house mix is alright, the Hip Hop mix is good (and not at all hip hop so don’t worry), the Epic Mix is just that – clocking in at over 14 minutes, and the mix with Queen Latifah is the kind of wondrous WTF train wreck that only 1990 could produce. All are worth at least one listen. Although none hold a candle to the original. Why fuck with a classic?

Sugar Daddy
Another One Bites The Dust
So…this is a 1980 hip-hop track that is nothing more than a rap over an instrumental track of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.” I don’t think it wants to be a rap song though, as Sugar Daddy (AKA Kevin Woodley – who is apparently BIG on self-promotion) says the word “disco” about a billion and a half times. It’s very Golden Age, with a cadence taken straight out of “Rapper’s Delight” with added “Oh yeahs!” Utterly ridiculous and a hell of a lot of fun.

2 Responses to “Hippity Hoppity Bowie”

  1. Richard says:

    The beautiful thing about this song FAME, is that no matter how its remixed (and in this case with stock-standard turn of the decade 90s techniques), the original groove and upside down-ness is still there.

    A great post – thanks.

  2. Brad says:

    Glad you appreciated the Bowie Helden/Heros email. The post on FAme takes me back – I remember buying all formats of Fame 90, including the American cd import – so theres another 4 or 5 'quality' remixes kicking about on the 7" etc. As you quite rightly said, only to be listened to once, so dont have them on iTunes, but in a box with other cds in the attic!

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