Fascination (David Bowie song)
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|Song by David Bowie|
|from the album Young Americans|
|Recorded||Record Plant, New York City; December 1974|
|Songwriter(s)||David Bowie, Luther Vandross|
|Young Americans track listing|
"Fascination" is a song written by English singer and songwriter David Bowie and American musician Luther Vandross for Bowie's Young Americans album in 1975. The song originated from a Vandross song called "Funky Music" which The Mike Garson Band used to play before Bowie concerts in 1974.
An alternate mix appeared on the 1989 Sound + Vision box set, though this was replaced with the original on the 2003 reissue of the compilation.
While Bowie never performed this track live in concert, it was rehearsed for potential inclusion in Bowie's set at the 1985 London Live Aid concert, though, along with "China Girl," it was eventually dropped from his final set list.
- David Bowie – vocals, guitar, piano
- Carlos Alomar – guitar
- Mike Garson – clavinet
- David Sanborn – sax
- Willie Weeks – bass
- Andy Newmark – drums
- Fat Larry's Band – Feel It and The Best of Fat Larry's Band (1994)
- Old Nick Peterson - King Of The World
In popular culture
The song is played on the fictional radio station Liberty Rock Radio, hosted by Bowie's former collaborator Iggy Pop, on the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV. This is also the second Grand Theft Auto game, after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, to feature a track from the Young Americans album (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas features the track "Somebody Up There Likes Me" on the fictional radio station K-DST).
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