David Bowie, Rosalyn / Where Have All The Good Times Gone! [Single] (1973)
Pinups was the first David Bowie album I bought – the first on vinyl; perhaps it was one of the very first original albums of his I heard too. And I dug it straight away – and still do. It’s such a great re-set after the Ziggy-era and a throwback to the mod-years that first made him as well. Somewhere along the way I started collecting up many of the singles from this era of Bowie’s work – noticing, too, that Pinups was a source for b-sides for other non-album related singles. I’ve ditched a few of them now – but this one I’ve hung on to. Not because these are favourites from the album – just because it’s good enough to have. And I started to get rid of a few of the Bowie albums and particularly the singles; because it’s a slippery slope and I’m trying to not be a collector. I’m not wanting to go any further down the anorak-route. But some things are meant to stick around and though neither of these tracks are my absolute favourites from the record I like having them on this single as well. I’ve played this a lot. It’s a fun wee one-two from Bowie in covers-mode. Always liked Bowie in covers-mode. He was always so keen to show us what he’d been listening to and that he was always listening. He was forever a fan of music and put that across without trying too hard. You don’t always believe that with other musicians. It should be the first requirement.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): Rosalyn
Sample Track 2: (Side B): Where Have All The Good Times Gone!The Vinyl Countdown is a document of every LP I listen to, brand new discoveries and old-old favourites; extremely pre-loved, previously abandoned or with the shrink-wrap having just been removed it’s all here at The Vinyl Countdown