Well, it must be a great day for great bands to cover songs by other great bands. Earlier today our interweb tubes were blessed with the Foo Fighters covering AC/DC, and not to be outdone the Killers brought their Nevada swagger to the funky David Bowie gem ‘Fame’ for a recent BBC session.
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The song is a choice selection by Brandon Flowers and company that feels like a spiritual brother to Killers songs like the recent smash hit ‘The Man’ off their upcoming album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ which comes out September 22nd.
The performance here is also layered with a sweet group of female singers. The guitar riff from struts out of the speakers into your head and all of the vocal weirdness in the bridge is preserved here.
The track was first released by David Bowie in 1975 for the album ‘Young Americans’. The Killers are not the only active band to show a musical tribute to the grandfather of alternative music Bowie, as 30 Seconds to Mars did their own take on a song from the Thin White Duke in a separate session that you can see here.
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