Cover Song Of The Month: David Bowie’s Space Oddity by Seu JorgePosted: September 9, 2010
David Bowie is a classic. He has put on so many different characters during his decades in music and has given us songs that are a must have in anyone’s music library.
One of the must have songs is Space Oddity. Yes, you do know Space Oddity – “Ground Control To Major Tom…” – you’re with me now, aren’t you? Here’s a video of Bowie performing the song at a concert in Japan.
I had a conversation with someone recently who was of the opinion that it is implied that Major Tom committed suicide in the song. I’d always thought before that talk that Major Tom was the victim of an accident. Either way, he makes a reappearance in Bowie’s song Ashes to Ashes, when Ground Control unexpectedly gets a message from him.
The soundtrack of the film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizzou is essentially an album of Bowie songs covered by Brazilian artist Seu Jorge. If you watch the film Jorge appears periodically as a member of the crew of Zizzou’s ship. As scenes transition he is seen performing Bowie songs in Portuguese, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar.
Space Oddity appears on the i Tunes version of the movie soundtrack album. Here is a link to the mp3 version of the song hosted at The Hype Machine – hit the play this track button when you get there.
A different feel, a different language, but definitely Space Oddity.
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