“For fifteen seconds it’s like watching Twin Peaks.”
David Bowie travels to Japan to star in commercials. Trusted soft drink companies make dodgy new product choices. And MTV VJs are collected like Pokémon. In these times, why not enjoy the cool, refreshing taste of “Crystal Japan!”
As made famous by The Doors, Bowie takes us back to the source, reviving Lotte Lenya’s rendition of this number. The Doors made drinking sound fun before we were legally allowed to imbibe the crazy water, but Bowie’s version reminds us more of what it’s really like to be drunk.
Plus we develop a conspiracy theory that Bowie planned this whole alphabetical exploration into his oeuvre from the beginning! Oh, don’t ask why! Just listen to this episode of From A To Ziggy!