David Bowie: “Oh! You Pretty Things”

I like David Bowie for a variety of reasons, not least of all because his fourth studio album, Hunky Dory, is often playing at one my favorite coffee shops, Four Barrel, as I wait for whatever hot hipster barista is working that day to make me hands-down the best latte I’ve had in this city. And I think to myself: “Oh! You pretty things: don’t you know you’re driving me and everyone else here insane?”

But really. Who couldn’t love a record that had been described by Allmusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine as having “a kaleidoscopic array of pop styles, tied together only by Bowie’s sense of vision: a sweeping, cinematic mélange of high and low art, ambiguous sexuality, kitsch, and class?” Happy birthday, Bowie.

David Bowie – Oh! You Pretty Things

Who: David Bowie

What: Hunky Dory

When: 12.17.1971

Where: London, England

Why: “Oh! You pretty things / Don’t you know you’re driving your mamas and papas insane?”

How: RCA

One Response to “David Bowie: “Oh! You Pretty Things””

  1. Dave Says:

    David Bowie has definitely kissed a dude before. Not saying that’s bad, just saying.

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