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Sunday, January 08, 2012
David Bowie performs "Young Americans" in 1974
His voice is pretty hoarse, the microphones are poor and the the levels out of balance in places, but he kills it live on the Dick Cavett Show in 1974. The chorus is fantastic, and if I'm not mistaken that's Luther Vandross singing in the chorus.
That first moment that sought to document an act, an idea, a presence, an existence, a deity... that initial spark of creativity born of desire to intensify experience, enhance a space, beautify a body, paint a cave wall, decorate a tool... that first shuffling of utterances, that first gesture, that first rhythm, that first song... that was when we truly became human. --Kevin