Hear This: With “Young Americans,” David Bowie delivered a soulful, stream-of-consciousness state of the nation In Hear This , The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week: We pay tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time, David Bowie. David Bowie, “Young Americans” (1975) There’s a lot to love about David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” but the highlight of highlights arrives around four minutes in. At the start, the band ..
1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy