Let's Spend the Night Together" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and originally released by the Rolling Stones as a double A-sided single together with "Ruby Tuesday" in January 1967. It also appears as the opening track on the American version of their album Between the Buttons. It has been covered by various artists, including David Bowie in 1973.
Let’s Spend the Night Together continues the Stones preoccupation. Here, one of the most ostensibly heterosexual calls in rock is made into a bi-anthem: The cover version is a means to an ultimate revisionism. The rendition here is campy, butch, brittle and unsatisfying. Bowie is asking us to re-perceive Let’s Spend the Night Together as a gay song, possibly from its inception. Each album seems to advance the myth, but perhaps it is only a matter of finding new metaphors for the same message, packing more and more reality (in Aladdin‘s case, the America Bowie discovered on tour) into his scheme, universalizing it. Aladdin is less manic than The Man Who Sold the World, and less intimate than Hunky Dory, with none of its attacks of self-doubt.
Let's Dance (David Bowie album). Let's Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie. It was originally released in April 1983, almost three years after his previous album, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps).
David Bowie Is, an exhibition that unveils the rock icon’s complete artistry, expands as it arrives at its final stop: the city he called home. Tokyo Pop’ Jumpsuit and Red Boots by Kansai Yamamoto. Mr. Yamamoto, a Japanese designer, recalled getting a call in the middle of the night in Tokyo from a producer who was working with Bowie as he was staging his first concert in New York as Ziggy Stardust, in 1972 at Carnegie Hall. There’s something interesting going on here, the producer said.
He lets his paranoia slip through in the clenched rhythms of "Panic in Detroit," as well as on his oddly clueless cover of "Let's Spend the Night Together. For all the pleasures on Aladdin Sane, there's no distinctive sound or theme to make the album cohesive; it's Bowie riding the wake of Ziggy Stardust, which means there's a wealth of classic material here, but not enough focus to make the album itself a classic.
I first learned that David Bowie had died while riding the Beetle jetfoil ferry from South Korea to Japan. Among the myriad thoughts that flooded through my mind during the crossing - for Bowie has been my lodestar, an absolutely determinant influence in my life as the musician Momus - was the bittersweet idea that I was returning to a land that provided a large part of Bowie’s inspiration. Visions of Bowie’s Japan rose in memory as the Kyushu coastline loomed closer. On my way out in the small hours, having imbibed, as usual, several Scotch-and-Cokes, a record company exec I knew thrust a 7-inch promo record into my hand, saying, Here - you might like this.
Let’s Spend The Night Together 10. Starman 11. Suffragette City 1. Japanese theatre is based so heavily on movement and while I was in Tokyo, I had the honour of attending a performance by Tomaso Boru, Japan’s most popular Kabuki star. After the show we met and he told me so many fascinating things about the traditions and the development of Japanese theatre, and he showed me how to apply the beautiful Kabuki make-up.