Bombers (David Bowie song)

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"Bombers (Bonus track)"
Song by David Bowie from the album Hunky Dory (Rykodisc edition)
Released 1990
Recorded 1971
Genre Pop rock, Glam rock
Length 4:12
Label RCA Records
Writer David Bowie
Producer Ken Scott, David Bowie
Hunky Dory (Rykodisc edition) track listing
"The Bewlay Brothers"
"Bombers (Bonus track)"
"The Supermen (Alternate version)"

"Bombers" is a song written by David Bowie. It was recorded in July 1971[1] and intended for the album Hunky Dory, but was replaced at the last minute by the cover "Fill Your Heart".[2]

It was released as a promo single by RCA in the US in November 1971, backed by a remix of "Eight Line Poem" that can only be found on this single (both tracks also were issued on an extremely limited edition promotional LP by RCA/Gem). A bootleg version backing "London Bye Ta-Ta" was also released in the early 1970s.[3] The track was eventually given wide release as a bonus track on the Rykodisc reissue of Hunky Dory in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bombers" (Bowie)
  2. "Eight Line Poem" (Bowie)

Production credits[edit]

Live versions[edit]

  • Bowie played the song on the BBC show In Concert: John Peel on 3 June 1971. This was broadcast on 20 June 1971 and in 2000 released on the album Bowie at the Beeb.

Bombers was played at the Glastonbury Fayre, Worthy Farm, Pilton June 26th 1971. Bowie was at the event as a solo performer. Radio Geronimo


  1. ^ Kevin Cann (2010). Any Day Now - David Bowie: The London Years: 1947-1974: p.223
  2. ^ Nicholas Pegg (2000). The Complete David Bowie: p.77
  3. ^ Roy Carr & Charles Shaar Murray (1981). Bowie: An Illustrated Record: p.116

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