The English music legend records another masterpiece.
Space Oddity is a song written and performed by English musician and composer David Bowie. It was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’sci-fi film _2001: A Space Odyssey,_ and is about a fictional astronaut named Major Tom who journeys into space and beyond.
On June 20, 1969, David Bowie recorded the song at Trident Studios in London, and was released as a single. Space Oddity became so popular that Bowie’s self-titled second album was renamed after it when the album was reissued years after.
Space Oddity won the 1969 Ivor Novello Award, an honor given by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors to musicians and composers for their exemplary work.
Curious? Watch the music video and listen to how the lyrics and musical arrangement blend into an award-winning masterpiece.
So what do you think? Is it indeed a “Space Oddity?”
The Rolling Stones in circus masks, a bare-faced David Bowie and Johnny Rotten in a bulldog-clipped jacket. Such details Anton Corbijn has ingrained in rock history. These images plus 300 more of Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Siouxsie Sioux, REM, U2, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode have a collective premiere at Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Looper is a Scottish Indie/Electronic band fronted by former Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David. Lomography has teamed up with Looper and Mute, a UK-based record label, to bring you this special rumble where you can win a LomoKino, a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. On top of this Looper will be selecting their favourite photos to be featured in their latest music video which is aptly called “I’m a Photograph”! You’d be mad not to enter! Read on for details.
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