The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Posts tagged bowie
Five years

Bowie performing Five Years live on The Old Grey Whistle Test - Broadcast in 1972. His vocals are live. Some of the instruments are playing to a track.

One of my favorite Bowie songs (there are so many to choose from) and oddly appropriate as we prepare to commemorate five years since the 2011 uprisings. Reminds me of many Cairo evenings at home with friends who would ask me to play The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, which begins with this track. 


(For fans and non-fans alike, I heartily recommend Simon Critchley's wonderful essay, Bowie.)