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 ..
.@DavidBowieReal The greatest gift that David Bowie bequeathed to popular music wasn't a sound or style -- though he had plenty of those -- but an idea: that art, like life, is a series of performances, and each version of the self is as real or unreal as any other.