Billy Gould's Favourite David Bowie songs
Updated: Apr 14, 2021
On January 10th 2016 we lost the incomparable talent that was David Bowie.
Bill Gould has cited Bowie as an influence on his early life and beginnings in music. The first concert he attended at the age of ten was Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust incarnation at Long Beach, L.A in 1973.
"I think what really did it for me was there was a couple of albums that I heard that kind of gave me a strange…opened my eyes to what music was and what music could do, they were two albums of my father's. One album was Space Oddity by David Bowie and the other one was Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon. Those two albums were pretty radical, and I was about nine years old and they made a big impact as far as how I looked at the world and what I thought music should do."
I am more influenced by older music than I am with newer music. I never used to be that way but I see that happening more and more and I would say that my earliest influences, my very earliest influences, I'm talking about when I was like 10 to 12 years old have the biggest impact. But I would say John Lennon, David Bowie... (pause). And probably for me... and then the Sex Pistols, I think those were the big three for me. Five years ago we spoke with Bill about the tragic loss of such a formidable songwriter and performer, Bill gave us his list of favourite David Bowie songs. Cygnet Committee - Space Oddity
Always Crashing The Same Car - Low
All the Madmen - The Man Who Sold the World
Moonage Daydream - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Stay - Station to Station