Once there were mountains on mountains
And once there were sunbirds to soar with
And once I could never be down
Got to keep searching and searching
Oh, what will I be believing and who will connect me with love?
Wonderful, wonder who, wonder when
Have you sought fortune, evasive and shy?
Drink to the men who protect you and I
Drink, drink, drain your glass, raise your glass high
Station to Station, David Bowie. Released on 23rd January, 1976.
Read full lyrics here.
Last year David Bowie left us. The man who one day came to earth is no longer in this planet. Nevertheless, if he was still here with us, it would be his 71 years old birthday. This blog cannot let this date pass without any honourable mention to this singular personality of 20th century music. Therefore, we are publishing here this track that is considered one of the best works ever made by him.
Station to Station is a transitional album, from the Young Americans phase to his Berlin trilogy, where he shifted from USA funky to his electronic phase influenced by Brian Eno. Also, that’s the phase when he was abusing cocaine in Los Angeles and adopting the controversial persona of the Thin White Duck, associated with his character on the film released in 1976, The Man Who Fell to Earth.
It is possible to identify a certain kind of influence from krautrock and germand bands such as Neu! Station to Station is also the album from Golden Years, another one of Bowie’s greatest success. The album was recorded on Cherokee Studios, in Los Angeles, by the end of 1975, in a couple of months. Produced by Bowie himself, that went in a tour in the begging of 1976 to promote the new release after that.
Bowie has gone, but his legacy remains with us.