1985: DAVID BOWIE impersonates
Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Anthony Newley
The track was shared publicly by Zach Staggers of the So So Glos who remembered that his father had gotten it from the producer on the recording session, Mark Saunders. With Saunders’s permission, Staggers put the Bowie impressions online, saying:
The recording is so human, a funny and personal piece of studio magic that I think many musicians can relate to. I can’t tell you how many hours my band has spent doing impressions and fucking around during sessions. It’s such a thing.
“I don’t mind dying. I don’t mind getting old. But I don’t wanna be
passive about it. I’m not gonna go quietly, you know. I’m not gonna just
wander off, and they’re not gonna take me off quietly. I’ll tell you
something, when I go, I’m gonna go fighting. That’s for sure.”