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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11. "She's Got Medals"

Bowie had the misfortune of releasing his 1967 self-titled debut LP the exact same day as Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band. It probably wouldn't have made much of an impact anyway, but the fact it had to compete with the most acclaimed album of the decade didn't exactly help. It's an extremely whimsical and British record that will sound dated to most listeners today. The most interesting song is "She's Got Medals," the bizarre tale of a woman that disguises herself as a man to join the army, only to flee as soon as the bombs started to fall. It would not be his last gender-bending song.

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