David Bowie – Right (1975)

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There was a lot of music memorabilia on TV this Christmas. One broadcast that didn’t have me immediately switching over was ‘Five Years’. An intimate portrait of five key years in David Bowie’s 1970s period, the documentary is hijacked by a handful of Robert Fripp interviews and a fascinating insight into his Thin White Duke phase. While hanging out with Lennon in New York in 1975, he met guitarist Carlos Alomar. Alomar would take him regularly to the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem where he would meet the unknown Luther Vandross and a number of other session artists that inspired a new form of ‘plastic soul’. It got no better than ‘Right’ that would feature on the B-side of the bigger-but-inferior ‘Fame’ – the song also features on 1975’s Young Americans.

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4 thoughts on “David Bowie – Right (1975)

  1. davesmuses says:

    Brilliant track – one of Bowie’s finest. 🙂

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