In The Heat Of The Morning - David Bowie (1967)
Before he became Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke was a struggling singer/songwriter trying to figure out his sound. Of course, later on he would realize that a sound was irrelevant and change his with every consecutive album. However, deep within a period of laughing gnomes, Oedipal uncles and silly boy blues, the former Mr. Jones wold pen a song that would be introduced to many of his younger fans via the 2000 BBC compilation Bowie at the Beeb. It is a luxury not afforded to any of his other '67 gems. Maybe it's my long-standing love of the Toytown movement of Psychedelia, but this material has always been my favorite of his career. It is the sound of a truly unique artist in popular culture testing out the waters for the first time.
Then in 2008, The Last Shadow Puppets brought it back with a brilliant cover!
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