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Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie - Aylesbury Friars Club 1971 (CD)

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  1. General CommentI firmly believe that to know what this song means you must be familiar with the philosophy of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" and Nietzsche's remistforsaleclinsregonexluesempho.xyzinfo "homo superior" is a euphemism for this superman, the most conspicuous quality of whom, according to "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," was his contempt of the common man's morality.
  2. Bowie’s half-brother, Terry Burns, may have played a role too. Burns had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and was a resident at Cane Hill, a psychiatric hospital, at the time Bowie wrote ‘Oh! You Pretty Things’.
  3. All The Young Dudes/Oh! You Pretty Things This song is by David Bowie and appears on the movie soundtrack Ziggy Stardust (). All The Young Dudes Ziggy rapped all night 'bout his suicide How he'd kick it in the head when he was 25 All that speed child, Who'd wanna stay alive When.
  4. David Bowie / Aylesbury Friars Club /1CD in s, David Bowie, Rattle Snake /08/22 Views Live at Friars Club Aylesbury, UK, September 25th,
  5. According to the book Bowie: An illustrated Record by Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray, this song heralds "the impending obsolescence of the human race in favor of an alliance between arriving aliens and the youth of the present society." All Music Guide on the other hand regards this as more of a Nietzschean lyric "invoking concepts of the 'homo superior.'".
  6. Oh you pretty things (oh you pretty things) Don't you know you're driving your Mamas and papas insane Oh you pretty things (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.
  7. The vast majority of David Bowie's performances were played with The Hype, who consisted of: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, electric piano), Mick Ronson (lead guitar), Tony Visconti (bass guitar) and John Cambridge (drums).

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