Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sons of the Silent Age: Bowie with Peter Frampton

I love the Internet, 'cuz it lets me find unnecessary yet wonderful bits of my past like this performance of David Bowie's "Sons of the Silent Age," a stand-out gem from his odd and garish Glass Spider tour in 1987 that included strangely enough, Peter Frampton on lead guitar as a part of his touring band. Frampton was easily a decade past his glory years, and yet it was just delightful to hear his golden soaring tenor as the counterpoint refrain on this, one of Bowie's finest nuggets. Easily my favorite memory of that show.

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