20 Insanely Great David Bowie Songs Only Hardcore Fans Know

A deep dive into the Thin White Duke's catalog, beyond "Space Oddity" and "Heroes"

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15. "Always Crashing in the Same Car"

Midway through the Low sessions in 1976, Bowie was navigating his 1950s Mercedes through an underground garage in Berlin. "I was going round and round the hotel garage," he wrote. "Must have been touching close to 94." Needless to say, he crashed the car and easily could have killed himself. He turned the incident into an extended metaphor on "Always Crashing in the Same Car" about how recklessly he handled his career, jumping from one project to the next with crazy speed. It's one of the standout tracks from Low, and it sounded magnificent when he finally played it live in the late 1990s.

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