Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson Looks Back Fondly at This David Bowie Song

The death of an immortal got Nelson revisiting The Thin White Duke's past glory




Harvey Danger’s Sean Nelson tells BlastEcho about his favorite song you’ve never heard:

“Look Back in Anger” by David Bowie

I’ve been thinking a lot about David Bowie lately and really going deep into his work again, which I hadn’t for a while. But his death really knocked me back into listening to him all the time. The first record of his that I ever developed a super strong affinity for was [1979’s] Lodger. I bought it on cassette  at a record store in the mall in 1982 because I liked Let’s Dance, but I had Let’s Dance and wanted something else.

Side two of Lodger, you could pick any song off of there. “Boys Keep Swinging” is so unbelievably bizarre and the sounds are really, really strange and raw. I would that say the song “Look Back in Anger” from Lodger has been with me for as long as I’ve been conscious about music and what made me feel conscious about music. It’s good song, it’s really interesting but there’s something about the guitar sound. There’s backing vocals that sound a little like The Beatles but there’s this really discordant guitar bit that happens at the end. It evoked a certain mystery to me.

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