There’s a video going around viral at the moment and in it they talk about action and non-action and how at the end of the day you can support a view and consider yourself liberal but actually you are doing nothing. To truly support a cause of is to actually actively do something and this is exactly what Pulled Apart From Horses have done here by releasing a Bowie cover with all proceeds in support of Teenage Cancer Trust. They may not be of the generation that sat watching Ziggy Stardust change the way that generation viewed the world but with this cover they have shown that David Bowie meant a lot to lots of people across the years.
From my point of view what could be better, one of my favourite bands of the last few years covering for me what was the best Bowie period? What I love about the PABH cover of “Ziggy Stardust” is that it is pretty close to the original yet they have still managed to make it their own. The riffs are spot on; they have even gone someway to double track those vocals so that you get a pretty good Ziggy sound to them but what is so much more important than that is that they have revitalised that track. It is urgent, it is as you would expect from PABH; raw; but mostly it’s vital.
For 3 minutes and 12 seconds you start to understand what David Bowie meant to that generation back in the early 70’s. The excitement of the music, the energy, the way just one slice of pop could stop you in your tracks and make you excited about music and to be honest what better tribute to David Bowie could you offer than that? It is the type of cover that will introduce an entire new generation to the world of David Bowie and make them realise what the fuss is all about.
To top that, the Teenage Cancer Trust gets all the proceeds. Go and buy your copy now!