A Conversation for David Bowie - The Man Who Fell To Earth

The Laughing Gnome

Post 1

Trin Tragula

>>As for 'The Laughing Gnome', he famously let fans decide what songs he should play on his 1990 world tour, and it was the most requested song. He didn't play it<<

Indeed he didn't.

But his support act - I'm pretty sure it was the Lightning Seeds, but I may be misremembering - made a point of doing so smiley - biggrin

What I do remember.

Bowie: This is a little ballad I wrote back in the 70s...

Piano: smiley - musicalnote [Opening note of 'Life on Mars']

Thousands of People: Oooooooooooooooooooooooo... smiley - bigeyes

A genuine hairs on the back of the neck moment.

The Laughing Gnome

Post 2

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - envy
I would love to see Bowie in concertsmiley - ok

The Laughing Gnome

Post 3


I'm not sure if 'The Laughing Gnome' was actually the MOST requested song for that tour, but it did get a lot of votes in the poll as a result of a campaign run by the British music paper 'NME' that urged readers to 'Just Say Gnome'! Bowie later said that when lots of votes came in for 'Gnome' he considered doing a radical reworking of the song and trying to play it in the style of The Velvet Underground, but then dropped the idea when he heard about the 'NME' campaign!

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