Rubber Band (song)

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"Rubber Band"
Single by David Bowie
from the album David Bowie
B-side "The London Boys"
Released 2 December 1966
Format 7" single
Recorded R G Jones Studios, London, 18 October 1966
Genre Baroque pop
Length 2:05
Label Deram
DM 107
Writer(s) David Bowie
Producer(s) Mike Vernon
David Bowie singles chronology
"I Dig Everything"
(1966)
"Rubber Band"
(1966)
"The Laughing Gnome"
(1967)

Rubber Band was a single by David Bowie. The single was released in 1966, and marked the start of Bowie’s recording contract with Deram which would include his first album, 1967’s David Bowie.

It was part of the three-track audition tape Bowie’s new manager Kenneth Pitt used to persuade the label to sign him. The track itself shows Bowie’s infatuation at the time with Anthony Newley. Despite some good notices in the music press, the single was a flop, once more failing to break into the UK charts.

The track was later re-recorded for Bowie’s debut album. The B-side, "The London Boys", was belatedly issued as a single in 1975.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Bowie.

  1. "Rubber Band" - 2:05
  2. "The London Boys" – 3:20

The US release had "There is a Happy Land" as the B-side.

Production credits[edit]

Other releases[edit]

References[edit]

Pegg, Nicholas, The Complete David Bowie, Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5