14 March 2013

Hunky Dory (1971)

Blending the folk rock of 'Space Oddity' and the riff-heavy rock of 'The Man Who Sold The World', 'Hunky Dory' is now seen as the first Great Bowie record.
The introduction of Trevor Bolder on bass meant that this was the first album to feature the lineup that would become famous as The Spiders From Mars and Bowie also employed a pre-Yes! Rick Wakeman on keyboards.
'The Bewlay Brothers' went even further in incorporating elements of Bowie's previous work, featuring a wonderful bit of guitar work from Ronson, a gentle pop vocal from Bowie and a moment at the end that wouldn't be out of place on the eponymous 1967 debut album.

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