The Londoners have compiled a classic playlist
Who doesn’t love David Bowie? We certainly do, and we’re willing to bet that you do, too. What we’re sure of, though, is that you don’t love David Bowie as much as Fassine do. The West London trio might make sparkling electronic music, but it doesn’t take a scientist to figure out that they draw more from Diamond Dogs than Depeche Mode:
They were Under Pressure to get this one right
Naturally, when we found out how much they love David Bowie, we couldn’t resist asking them to put together a special playlist of their favourite tracks from the great man himself. You can find the band’s full playlist at the bottom of the page – but, for now, here they are telling you a bit about why they chose a few of the songs:
Girl Loves Me
‘”Who the fuck’s gonna mess with me…?” Absolutely no one, David. This is as good a song as he ever created. Filthy, dizzying drums and a bass line that kills. Add Nadsat influenced lyrics, stir, simmer and bring to the boil. Genius.
Station to Station
‘The first track from the album of the same name, it’s a three-part freak out filled with with worrying and bizarre imagery. Vocally, Bowie can flex a muscle and floor you. This track is, like, a year’s training for most artists.
‘Lodger. The strange, ignored sibling album of Low and Heroes. On closer inspection however, you come to realise that gems such as Yassassin are merely biding their time in DB’s catalogue. Messy, petulant and swaggering. A true oddity.
Heathen (The Rays)
‘Lyrically, Heathen ponders the realisation of our finite ending. The way Bowie expresses this song, especially in live performances, gives the track an almost a divine, celestial power. ‘All things must pass’, except for our David.
‘This song is a vivid journey of despair, with images of an apocalyptic world forming overnight. You cannot listen to this song without entering this tragic and harrowing world. David expresses the desperation so brilliantly until he is howling the same line over and over. ‘We’ve got five years, that’s all we’ve got’.
Like that? Well, if you did, why not check out Fassine’s full playlist of their favourite David Bowie songs: