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"Quicksand" is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory; it was recorded on 14 July 1971. This ballad features multi-tracked acoustic guitars and a string arrangement by Mick Ronson. Producer Ken Scott, having recently engineered George Harrison's album All Things Must Pass, attempted to create a similarly powerful acoustic sound with this track. Lyrically the song, like much of Bowie's work at this time, was influenced by Buddhism, occultism, and Friedrich Nietzsche's concept of… read more

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  • The lyrics are forever mind-blowing.
  • "Knowledge comes with death's release." Rest in peace, David. :( (2)
  • Damn the lyrics are just amazing.
  • It was hard to compete against Life on Mars? or The Bewlay Brothers, but this has become my favorite Hunky Dory track in recent times. Bowie's vocal melody and lyrics are perfect.
  • "Knowledge comes with death's release." Rest in peace, David. :(
  • This really has been growing onto me. What a wonderful song.
  • Masterpiece.
  • well written
  • great song
  • I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes <3

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