Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Generation V: Major Tom lives on

German singer Peter Schilling released Major Tom, the English version of the original Völlig Losgelöst, in 1983. The song continued the story of an astronaut character who was created by David Bowie in the 1969 hit Space Oddity and revived in his 1980 song Ashes to Ashes.

Here's the video trilogy in order, starting with Bowie's Space Oddity:

Ashes to Ashes, maybe my favorite Bowie song:

And Schilling's Major Tom:

And as a bonus, here's a rare live clip of Völlig Losgelöst:

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