Golden Years: DAVID BOWIE

Australian singles chart:
Golden Years entered the Kent Music Report on 12 January 1976 and peaked at #34.

The song is on Station to Station which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 9 February 1976 and peaked at #8.

David Bowie

David Bowie, Harry Maslin

Station to Station is commonly regarded as a transitional album in Bowie’s career, developing the funk and soul of Young Americans and introduces influences of electronic and the German music genre of krautrock, particularly bands such as Neu! and Kraftwerk, styles Bowie would further explore on his late 1970s Berlin Trilogy.
Golden Years is built upon the styles of Young Americans but with a harsher, grinding edge. The song also utilises elements of 1950s doo-wop; the main guitar riff is based on the 1968 Cliff Nobles and Company song The Horse and the multi-tracked vocal refrain resembles the Diamonds’ 1958 single Happy Years.
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