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In the 10 months since David Bowie died, we’ve heard every possible cover of nearly every one of his hit songs – almost to the point where I honestly don’t want to hear “Life On Mars?” for a good long while. For better or worse the covers are still pouring in from around the globe as artists from all walks of life seek to remember David Bowie and one of the most interesting, a “Space Oddity” cover performed by popular children’s musical acts Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop-Ups, surfaced this morning via Ultimate Classic Rock and guys…we actually kinda like it.
Featured on the new benefit release Let All the Children Boogie: A Tribute to David Bowie, Gustafer Yellowgold and the Pop-Ups’ take on Bowie’s 1969 brings the late legend to an audience of children and while artistically it’s one of the simplest takes on the song, it definitely gives children a chance to interact with “Space Oddity” in a way that appeals to their childlike sense of wonder – one that allows them to dream of one day seeing the stars on an adventure of their own. Anything that makes children want to get up and dance and quite frankly, be the only ones in their kindergarten classes who know the words to “Space Oddity” is alright by us; don’t worry though adults, this cover is cool enough for those without children to still appreciate wholeheartedly, and after giving it a few spins, we’re sure you’ll wind up liking it as much as we do!
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