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No doubt many young Americans made love in a doorway to this album back in the mid '70s. Regarded as Bowie's warmest, most heartfelt collection, the tracks are linked thematically to ancient flower symbols and various American cities. For instance, the title track references both Texas and the cocoa leaf which grows over the border down Mexico way.
The song "TVC15" was inspired by the letters on the fuel tank of Bowie's Harley Davidson twin engine bike (which Bowie eventually gave to L.A. drinking partner Dennis Hopper after one too many incidents involving red lights and white lines).
"Stay" is famous for it's amazing guitar outro by Earl Slick which lasts an… Read more