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David Bowie

Boys Keep Swinging (3:19)

During the Lodger recording sessions, Bowie had wanted to capture a garage band style for the track, and decided the best way to achieve this sound was to get the band to swap instruments. Guitarist Carlos Alomar played drums and drummer Dennis Davis played bass. The final result had a post-punk feel.
"Boys Keep Swinging" has exactly the same chord sequence as the song "Fantastic Voyage" from the same album…

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David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging Lyrics


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  • Boys always work it out
  • I love his dance on the video <3 haha
  • When you're a boy, other boys check you out. [3]
  • When you're a boy, other boys check you out. [2]
  • For Bowie its average Compared to others its awesome !
  • I nod to New York Dolls? Dunno but this is great fun.
  • The bass lines remind me of Joy Division. This song might be an influence in their sound.
  • love it
  • Brian Kinney song [3] When I heard it on Queer As Folk, I totalluy freaked out!
  • Guitar solo is a face-ripper.

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