With such an illustrious career, spanning across decades and generally going on to define what rock and roll really could be, David Bowie is a figurehead of music. The thing that made Bowie Bowie is his utter uniqueness and talent. It’s surprising then that so many acts try to cover his songs. But they do. Here are our 10 favourite covers of David Bowie.
The list for any avid Bowie fan may not be too much of a surprise. Naturally, there is room on the list for Nirvana and Bauhaus with their covers of iconic DB tracks. But there are also a few unfamiliar musical tributes to the man.
Some acts choose to be like Icarus and go as close to the burning Sun of Bowie as possible and usually find the same fate as the Greek myth. But these acts have managed to toe the line between paying homage to the great rock and roller and use his own art to inspire theirs and offer a perfect interpretation.
Whether you love Bowie or really love him, this list is bound to give you some joy. But, naturally, who have we missed out form this list? Go on, let us have it.
Beck – ‘Sound and Vision’
Nine Inch Nails – ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’
Nirvana – ‘Man Who Sold The World’
Oasis – ‘Heroes’
Depeche Mode – ‘Heroes’
Marilyn Manson – ‘Golden Years’
The Cure – ‘Young Americans’