“Those lyrics and the song’s whole imagery were so seductive. That song was such a big part of what was going on at the time.” Philip Lewis on Moonage Daydream
captivating. It made me look up ‘suffragette’ in the dictionary. I was taken with the idea that David Bowie would write a song centred around an independent, strong-minded woman. That really resonated with me. It also had every element of a perfect rock song. From the opening bluesy riff, that distorted guitar, the gritty piano, sax and full-on lyrical and melodic hooks, it was fierce. Listening to it today it’s still as badass as ever.”
“It’s an awful thing to say thing, but to me it’s the only song of Bowie’s that’s redeemable. I’m not a fan – he’s one of those artists I’ve never really got. That one was heavy enough to enter my scope. Suffragette City was about as close as David Bowie ever got to Black Sabbath.”
tuk Smith, Biters
“I do an awful lot of DJ-ing these days. When that song goes on, it’s hard to better it. Everyone screams out the ‘Wham bam thank you ma’am’ part. The weird effect on the lead vocal… Nobody can fuck with that song. It’s fucking awesome.”
Bowie and Ronson, one of rock’s truly great partnerships.