Moonage Daydream

Cover Wars: Moonage Daydream Edition

Moonage Daydream was first released as a single in 1971 by Arnold Corns (one of David Bowie’s pseudonyms), and was later released in 1972 on the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

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In The Words and Music of David Bowie, James E. Perone writes,

Bowie’s vocal melody and arrangement in the song’s chorus sections also closely resemble Elton John’s contemporary work (notably “Tiny Dancer”), although “Moonage Daydream” includes enough of a touch of heavy metal-style-electric guitar and percussion in the verses and at the end of each statement of the chorus, so as to provide a bit of distance from John’s music.

The Contestants:

Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians: Making their second appearance in as many weeks, Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians lead us off with a very strong performance. Before last week, I don’t think I had ever listened to her cover a single song other than A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, but there’s a bunch of other good ones on the Live Music Archive. Source: 2-24-1991


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