"Like a Rocket Man"

David Bowie is no stranger to songs about space, drugs or spooky girls – but he tops himself with "Like a Rocket Man." It's one of the great bonus tracks added to the deluxe version of his latest album; it's a slinky guitar shuffle where he quotes Taxi Driver ("I'm God's lonely man") and chases a go-to girl named Little Wendy Cocaine. Finally: Bowie steals his rocketman concept back from Elton John.

From The Archives Issue 1197: December 5, 2013
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