"I'm Afraid of Americans" is a song by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released as a single from his 1997 album Earthling. The song, co-written by Bowie and Brian Eno, was originally written during Bowie's studio sessions for the 1995 album Outside but was not released until a rough mix appeared on the soundtrack to the film Showgirls, and was subsequently remade for Earthling. A top 20 hit in Canada, the rework also peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent 16 weeks on that chart. This was the final Bowie single which charted on the Hot 100 until "Blackstar" and "Lazarus" following his death.
David Bowie - Oh, You Pretty Things. Live from the BBC, 1972
Wake up you sleepy head Put on some clothes, get out of bed Put another log on the fire for me I've made some breakfast and coffee Look out my window and what do I see A crack in the sky and a hand reaching down to me All the nightmares came today And it looks as though they're here to stay
What are we coming to No room for me, no fun for you I think about a world to come Where the books were found by the Golden ones Written in pain, written in awe By a puzzled man who questioned What we came here for All the strangers came today And it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh You Pretty Things Don't you know you're driving your Mamas and Papas insane Oh You Pretty Things Don't you know you're driving your Mamas and Papas insane Let me make it plain You gotta make way for the Homo Superior
Look at your children See their faces in golden rays Don't kid yourself they belong to you They're the start of a coming race The earth is a bitch We've finished our news Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use All the strangers came today And it looks as though they're here to stay
Oh You Pretty Things Don't you know you're driving your Mamas and Papas insane Oh You Pretty Things Don't you know you're driving your Mamas and Papas insane Let me say it again You gotta make way for the Homo Superior
A canção de 1971, numa mistura de 2016, fará parte da antologia “Legacy (The Very Best Of)”, disponível dia 11. O marcante vídeo foi originalmente rodado pelo fotógrafo Mick Rock e conhece agora uma nova versão.
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Our homage to the man whose ability to change whilst remaining himself has been a massive influence on us. There are many legends in the music industry but for us, there is no greater than the mighty Dave. We've included all things Bowie, whether that is original songs, covers, backing vocals, production work or reworks we made, to attempt to give you the full scope of the man's genius.
For the visual side to this mix our friend Wim Reygaert (who also made the amazing film for Into The Vortex) came up with the most ambitious film for RSWX, taking us on a fever dream time travel through the man's career starring the amazing Hannelore Knuts as Dave. We've got to extend a special thank you to the cast and crew and everyone involved for putting so much time and energy and heart and soul into this amazing film, it is a pure labour of love for the phenomenon that is Bowie.
DAVE A film by WIM REYGAERT A RADIO SOULWAX PROJECT A CAVIAR PRODUCTION Featuring HANNELORE KNUTS Screenplay by WIM REYGAERT & STEFAN BRACKE Executive Producers KATO MAES & RUBEN GOOTS Executive Producer Radio Soulwax GLYN PEPPIATT Producers GEERT DE WACHTER TOM DE PELSENEER EVA VAN RIET Director of Photography MAXIMILIAAN DIERICKX Production Designer STEFAN BRACKE Editor KOEN TIMMERMAN Costume Designer VALERIE HELLEBAUT Post Production Supervisor CORENTIN DE SAEDELEER CAST: Dave - HANNELORE KNUTS William S. Burroughs - SAM LOUWYCK The Scary Monster - BENT VAN LOOY The Milkshake Girl & The Veiled Assistant - JOY THIELEMANS Iggy Pop - MAARTEN CLAEYSSENS Ziggy Stardust - JEF PEREMANS The Queen Bitch - SIMON TURNER Freddie Mercury - NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS Freddie Mercuryʼs Crew - THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD Detective N°1 - STEPHEN DEWAELE Detective N°2 - DAVID DEWAELE Detective N°3 - STEFAAN VAN LEUVEN Record Sleeve Fairies - ʻBINTIʼ, YASMIN HOLAIL, SHERIEN HOLAIL, RANA HOLAIL, HADIEL HOLAIL, FEDIA, HOLAIL, AMINA HOLAIL Lulu - DORIEN LEYERS Six Weird Men - MARIE-HELENE VAN QUICKENBORNE, FAYE BOGAERT, NORA MONSECOUR, PAULINE DEHEEGHER, ELYNN VANDAMME, LAURA BAETS Tony Visconti - CARL PLAISIER Big Smile Woman - EVELYNE VANOBOST Diamond Dog Girl N°1 - ANN-SOFIE CLAEYS Diamond Dog Girl N°2 - ELISABETH PUGLIA John Lennon - GEERT DE WACHTER Andy Kent - MICHIEL GELUYKENS Little Stephen - QUINTEN KASCH Little David - LENN DʼHONDT Production Managers - RIEN BEHAEGHE, VANESSA JACOB, THOMAS HOFMAN First Assistant Director - NINA KERREMANS Production Assistants - BERT DRAELANTS, RALPH URMEL, JAN ROGGEMAN, ALEX KNELL, JELLE KLOKMAN Production Office Manager - KRISTOF THUES Focus Pullers - SYLVAIN FREYENS, RUBEN APPELTANS 2nd Camera Assistant - JURGEN WILLOCX Script / Continuity - KATE MAVEAU Gaffer - DRIES DE PAEPE Light Department - TOM VANDENABEELE, JOHANNA VANHAECKE, ANDREAS DE BRABANDERE, DRIES CLAEYS, AARON VEYS, MAXIM HONORE, JOOST HENDRICKX, BERT JONCKHEERE Key Grip - STIJN DE TROYER Grip Department - ANNECHIEN TIELENS, ZHOU TINGYAO, TOMAS VAN CAMP, GEERT VAN BEEK Art Directors - STEFAN BRACKE, TIM JANSEN, YVES VERSTRAETE, ROBBIE VAN NIEUWENHOVE, JACQUES VAN LOOCK Art Department - CARLITO BOUDALIA, SOFIE DESPEER, KATIA DE CAUWER, PIETER DE SCHEPPER, MICHIEL GELUYKENS, LAURA VAN HAECKE, BERT TIELEMANS, GREGORY EICHPERGER, KATRIEN DE JONGHE, KLAAS BULLYNCK, STEFAAN VAN PARYS, PIETER-JAN DEPREDOMME, WOUTER MOULART, LIESBETH FEYS, MARLIES DE CLERCK, REMCO REDANT, THOMAS VAN HEE, FILIP VAN LIERDE, PIETER MORTIER, ROBIN OTTE, PIETER DE WILDE, LOTTE HAERICK, DAVY & GILLES, AN DE JONGHE Styling - HANNE GEERTS Make-up - SANNE DE WOLF, BARBARA BIJELIC, VALERIE LELEU Hair Styling - NATASCHA MATHEUWEZEN Catering - TOM BALCAEN, NIKI MICHIELS, KATRIEN VERKERCKE, LEEN VERKERCKE, SOFIE VERGALLE, SARA BRUYNINCKX Accounting - VERONIQUE ANSELME,VERA KLINCKAERT, GREET LAMBERT, KATRIEN VERKE Head Of Post Production - PETER DEUSS Post Production Coordinator - KATRIEN VAN DEN BRANDE Assistant Editor - WARD GEERTS Colorist - MAXIMILIAAN DIERICKX Digital Compositors - DOMINIQUE FIORE 3D Operator - FLORIAN CASEAU Foley - STEFAAN VAN LEUVEN Making Of - STIJN DE RYCK, NIELS PUTMAN Graphic Designers - LORE LAPORTE, AXELLE ZWARTJES Graphics Radio Soulwax - FERGADELIC App Design Radio Soulwax - DOTANK / JP ALTIER Press Radio Soulwax - CAROLIEN DE BIE Light Equipment - WATTS, SPOTS Grip Equipment - CINE QUA NON Camera Equipment - LITES Set Decoration - TANKER Post-production - CAVIAR POST DCP - XDC