Michael (Login Mist001) BW Member from IP address 184.108.40.206
It's widely thought that Bowie didn't perform Golden Years during the 1976 tour. I have some silent footage from LA Inglewood Forum 1976 and watching it, the ONLY song that fits the footage is Golden Years.
According to Helden: 8 February 1976 Inglewood Forum, LA, 9 February 1976 Inglewood Forum, LA, 11 February 1976 Inglewood Forum, LA. The only boot I know from these shows is 'Wish Upon A Star', from 9th February which doesn't feature Golden Years, but what about the other two shows? Have they been recorded, OR is it DEFINITE that Bowie never played Golden Years at all during the tour?
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Station to Station
Word On A Wing
Waiting For The Man
Medley: Life On Mars/ Five Years
Panic In Detroit
The Jean Genie
Golden Years on one or two occasions
This message has been edited by Claude2011 from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Feb 20, 2012 8:15 PM
Evansville, IN, USA
February 22 1976
Tour: Station To Station World Tour
Information: The only show of the tour on which Bowie sings Golden Years.
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But Bowie was rocking, too, even joking with the band.
They roared the dissonances as Bowie offered chunks of Ziggy Stardust, Diamond Dogs, Panic In Detroit (with an extraordinary synthesized drum solo). He ignored the current hit, Golden Years, but did justice to such oldies as Suffragette City and Rebel Rebel...
Right, here's a very, VERY rough video, just to give everyone an idea of where I'm coming from. The track is the album version of Golden Years. If you listen, during the song there are sequences of hand claps which go: 1,2 - 1, 2, 3 - 1, 2 and so on. two claps, followed by three, followed by two. In this short sequence, Bowie sings into the mic, does the flamenco dance and does that sequence of hand claps. Then he points to Dennis to finish the tune.
I looked at Stay because of the flamenco dance, but although it ends abruptly, there's no singing during the end section. Golden Years has vocals just before the end, hand claps, and the abrupt ending. Out of all the songs he performed during the 1976 tour, Golden Years is the only one that fits the bill.
Yes i remember the article appearing here too Michael. Was it mentioned that Bowie stood atop a piano whilst singing GOLDEN YEARS ??????? Thats my memory, but then thinking about it, there wasnt a piano during those shows was there ????
The end of the 8mm footage is not the end of the song - even though David appears to point (though not to Dennis).
Golden Years was performed on the tour, but not at Evansville or LA. It was Portland 4 Feb '76. The lyrics to the song were telexed to the venue for DB. The song was attempted that night but not repeated.