It was released as a single from the album Lodger on 27 April During the Lodger recording sessions, Bowie had wanted to capture a garage band style for the track, and agreed with Brian Eno that the best way to achieve this sound was to get the band to swap instruments after this was 'suggested' by Eno's deck of ' Oblique Strategies ' cards which supplied the suggestion "Reverse Roles".
Guitarist Carlos Alomar played drums and drummer Dennis Davis played bass. On 15 Decemberjoined by Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias as backing singers, Bowie recorded the song for a performance, with a puppet body special effect, on Saturday Night Live. During the broadcast NBC Boys Keep Swinging (Boys Club Mix) - Hirsute Pursuit - Boyd Keeps Swinging muted the lines "life's a pop o'the cherry" and "other boys check you out", but failed to notice the puppet's bouncing phallus at the close of the song.
The song reached No. It was performed only during one tour, the Outside Tour. I was merely playing on the idea of the colonization of gender. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Glam rock garage rock . David Bowie Brian Eno. David Bowie Tony Visconti. The Quietus. Retrieved 7 June David Bowie singles. Hidden categories: Use British English from January Use dmy dates from January Influence - Elision - Thoughts with hAudio microformats All Kurtis Fly, 陽の丸 - Kurtis Fly High / Wonder Land with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Namespaces Article Talk.
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