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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18. "Moonage Daydream" (Arnold Corns Version)

If you've ever wondered why the story of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars makes virtually no sense, it's because many of the songs were written long before Bowie had any sort of coherent plot in his head. "Moonage Daydream" was originally recorded in February 1971 with Bowie's short-lived side project Arnold Corns. It was slower with a significantly less impressive solo by Mick Ronson, but the core of the song is there and it's fascinating to hear today.

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