IAN MCCULLOCH’s Wonderful Tribute To One Of The Greatest Artists Ever… ‘ME AND DAVID BOWIE’.

10 January 2018

IAN MCCULLOCH, charismatic frontman of legendary Liverpool band ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN is just one of the thousands of (famous/not famous) artists who was influenced by the late, genial THIN WHITE DUKE who died two years ago today – on
10 January 2016. This is what McCulloch once said in an interview with Mojo magazine: ““Bowie changed the face of music and the world. Everybody’s got dyed hair or mad clothes now, but until he kicked in ’72, it was rare to see that kind of flamboyance. I was 12 when ‘Starman’ came out and I remember hearing it on the radio before going to school. It connected with me in a way no other ever had. I saw him on Top Of The Pops, it was like ‘bloody hell’. The presence of it. I’ve met loads of people since who say it changed their life as well. He met me a few times (laughs). We supported him as ‘Electrafixion’. He was lovely, looks amazing, I preferred his old teeth though.”

Back in 2012 McCulloch released his fourth solo album, titled ‘Pro Patria Mori’. One of the most enthralling songs on that record is ‘ME AND DAVID BOWIE’. A wonderful tribute to one of the greatest artists/performers of all time. Rest in peace, Hunky Dory…

Hey now David Bowie
Thanks for all you showed me
Like how to smoke a cigarette better than anyone
And how to wear my overcoat so cool that I could freeze the sun
The school of David Bowie
Was where I learnt to know me
You taught me how to sparkle, and to realise what darkness means
You’re the man who told my world
And understood my stardust dreams
Tell me, tell me, what’s gone on
Tell me, tell me nothing’s wrong
Tell me, tell me
Tell me nothing’s wrong
Remember when you met me
Time took one of my ciggies
And put it in your mouth while your fingers pulled on my destiny
I remember when I met you by the Mediterranean Sea
So tell me, tell me, what’s gone on
Tell me, tell me nothing’s wrong
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me nothing’s wrong, tell me nothing’s wrong
Tell me nothing’s wrong, tell use nothing’s wrong
Now hear this David Bowie
Thanks for all you showed me
Like how to smoke a cigarette better than anyone
And how to wear my overcoat so coot that I could freeze the sun
Tell me, tell me what’s gone on
Tell me, tell time nothing’s wrong
Yeah tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me nothing’s wrong
Seems so long ago now
You were the start of my story
So long ago now
You were the heart and the glory
Just want you to know now
All you did for me
Just wanted to know now
If you’re hunky dory
Just want you to know now
All you did for me
Just wanted to know now
That you’re hunky dory
Just wanted to know now
That you’re hunky dory


ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN / IAN MCCULLOCH: Website – Facebook – Twitter

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