David Bowie, The Laughing Gnome [Single] (1967)
You quickly sort the true believers when you delve into David Bowie’s pre-Ziggy years. Or his David Jones years. Or really we’re talking about the bridging of them…some of the David Jones stuff became popular on the back of his world domination in the 1970s. I can take or leave a lot of it but I do love the compilations of the early stuff and I have some of the singles. The Laughing Gnome is novelty-only; I can take or leave it – I don’t hate it as much as some people do (I kinda dig it in a way) but I’m also not going into bat for it as any misunderstood classic (it’s not). I will spring for the b-side here though. I like The Gospel According To Tony Day. I don’t really get the point of it but I like its vibe. It feels good to play. I like giving this a spin – for that alone really.
Sample Track 1: (Side A): The Laughing Gnome
Sample Track 2: (Side B): The Gospel According To Tony Day
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