There have been no shortage of new David Bowie covers since the Thin White Duke’s sudden passing, and the latest comes from Gaz Coombes, former frontman of Supergrass (also, according to the first paragraph of his Wikipedia entry, “noticeable for his large sideburns during the 1990s”). It was first played on a British podcast last week and an eagle-eyed listener sent it our way (thanks David!).
Coombes takes on “Five Years,” the apocalyptic opening cut of Bowie’s iconic 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Piano and drum machine lays a bed for Coombes impassioned vocals. It’s a worthy successor to Arcade Fire’s famous cover, which we included in our post with covers of every Ziggy track. Download and stream Coombes’ cover below, and listen to the full Adam Buxton podcast here.
Check out more Gaz Coombes at his website.