Hello world, this week’s 70s magic is brought to you by David Jones, who is more famously known as David Bowie. Why did he go from Jones to Bowie, you might ask? This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s name change was inspired by the 1960 movie The Alamo. In 1965, David Jones adopted the name David Bowie in homage to Jim Bowie,” the film’s Texan rebel played by Richard Widmark. Enough of that, let’s get back to what brought you to the website in the first place: MUSICAL DISCOVERY!
The track for this week is “The Secret Life of Arabia” which is the last track on Bowie’s 12th studio album Heroes (1977). If you’re looking for something completely unconventional, David Bowie is your man. There are groovy vibes pouring all over the place from this track. From the rhythmic guitar line serenading your ears to the bass guitar plucking the strings of your heart, this song is sure to make you involuntarily bob your head and appreciate how talented Mr. Bowie was. Don’t take it from me, listen for yourself.