5. ‘The Loneliest Guy’ from Reality (2003)

Classic melacholic croon over the top of a David Lynch-ian soundscape.

4. ‘I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday’ from Black Tie White Noise (1993)

A cover of a Morrissey song (from Your Arsenal) that was in itself a homage to Bowie’s early 1970s pomp. In other words my idea of heaven.

3. ‘Uncle Floyd’ a different version of ‘Slip Away’ originally from Heathen 2002, released on Toy (2001)

I could have picked the less prog version on “Heathen” and not been too bothered. It’s his best piano ballad since ‘Life On Mars’.

2. ‘Heathen (The Rays)’ from Heathen (2002)

My favourite Bowie song of the last thirty years. I love the sonic references to Low that are thrown in at the end.

1. ‘I’m Afraid of Americans’ – featuring Nine Inch Nails, from Earthling (1997)

Unquestionably Bowie’s greatest subversive moment of the 90s – even more so than ‘Little Wonder.’

The Chapman Family tour the UK throughout February. Full dates – as well as details of a brand new free download-only single – can be found on their Facebook.


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