Bombers (David Bowie song)
|Song by David Bowie|
|from the album Hunky Dory (Rykodisc edition)|
|Released||30 January 1990|
|Recorded||9 July 1971|
|Genre||Pop rock, glam rock|
|Producer(s)||Ken Scott, David Bowie|
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. The track was eventually given wide release as a bonus track on the Rykodisc reissue of Hunky Dory in 1990.
The song was officially released for the second time in 2017 on a newly mixed re-issue of the promotional RCA/Gem LP (commonly entitled "Bowpromo") as an exclusive release for Record Store Day.
- "Bombers" (Bowie)
- "Eight Line Poem" (Bowie)
- Bowie played "Bombers" on the BBC show In Concert: John Peel on 3 June 1971. This was broadcast on 20 June 1971 and released in 2000 on the album Bowie at the Beeb.
- Bowie played the song during his set at the Glastonbury Fayre, Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK, in the early hours of 20 June 1971.