We’re taking a trip back in time with our faithful Far Out Magazine ‘From The Vault’ section to enjoy a performance of the great David Bowie performing live with The Cure frontman Robert Smith.
The unique collaboration came as part of a Bowie’s 50th birthday bonanza, a spectacular concert at New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden which included a wide array of special guests.
Opening up the show, Bowie performed renditions of ‘Little Wonder’ and ‘The Hearts Filthy Lesson’ before he introduced Pixies frontman Frank Black who joined in for versions of ‘Scary Monsters’ and ‘Fashion’. Bowie would then bring out Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters for a couple of numbers before things turned a little darker with the introduction of goth grandmaster Robert Smith.
“I have no idea where I’m going from here, but I promise I won’t bore you,” Bowie told the crowd while on stage. He wasn’t joking. Smith joined Bowie for Earthling’s ‘The Last Thing You Should Do’ and the Hunky Dory hit ‘Quicksand’. The duo performed acoustically with both Bowie and Smith on vocals and guitars.
Here it is:
David Bowie setlist:
The Hearts Filthy Lesson
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) [with Frank Black]
Fashion (with Frank Black)
Hallo Spaceboy (with Foo Fighters)
Seven Years in Tibet (with Dave Grohl)
The Man Who Sold the World
The Last Thing You Should Do (with Robert Smith)
Quicksand (with Robert Smith)
Battle for Britain (The Letter)
The Voyeur of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)
I’m Afraid of Americans (with Sonic Youth)
Looking for Satellites
Under Pressure (Queen cover)
Queen Bitch (with Lou Reed)
I’m Waiting for the Man (The Velvet Underground cover) [with Lou Reed]
Dirty Blvd. (Lou Reed cover) [with Lou Reed]
White Light/White Heat (The Velvet Underground cover) [with Lou Reed]
Happy Birthday to You (Mildred J. Hill & Patty Hill cover) [Performed by Gail Ann Dorsey]
All the Young Dudes (with Billy Corgan)
The Jean Genie (with Billy Corgan)
With Frank Black, Billy Corgan, Dave Grohl, Lou Reed, Robert Smith and Sonic Youth all included, enjoy the full performance below.
Source: David Bowie News