“They’ll never clone ya“
Released forty years ago today (27th April 1979), it’s an actual fact that Boys Keep Swinging (the first single from 1979’s Lodger) is one of the very best 45s of all time, not to mention another Top Ten hit for David Bowie in the UK.
The Bowie/Visconti produced tongue in cheek ode to the joys of gender stability, was a breath of fresh air in a musical landscape dominated by folk taking themselves a little too seriously.
Both the humour and the role reversal of the recording (that’s musicians swapping instruments), transferred perfectly to the David Mallet-directed video (Mallet’s first in a string of classic Bowie promos), with Bowie taking on the guise of his own female backing singers.
As you know, 17th May sees the release of the 40th anniversary Boys Keep Swinging (2017 Tony Visconti mix) picture disc, pre-order here.
To mark the event, the absurdly talented @TheNachoVideos has married the original video to the 2017 Tony Visconti mix, enjoy that here.
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