Song Of The Day – 9/24/11

Song Of The Day – “I Am A Laser” by Ava Cherry & The Astronettes

David Bowie-philes will recognize this song as an early version of “Scream Like A Baby” from Bowie’s 1980 album “Scary Monsters.” Between the release of “Diamond Dogs” in ’74 and “Young Americans” in ’75, Bowie took his protégé, Ava Cherry, into the studio to record an album. The album, “People From Bad Homes,” was shelved and tied up in litigation with then-Bowie manager, Tony DeFries, and Mainman.  It never received a proper release until recently as a British Import. Listening to it now, you can hear the transition Bowie was making from the Glam Rock of “Diamond Dogs” to Plastic Soul of “Young Americans.” It is well worth seeking out.

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 under Ava Cherry & The Astronettes, David Bowie, Music, Rock.
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