Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Beat Of Your Drum"
David Bowie's “Beat Of Your Drum” was first recorded for NEVER LET ME DOWN, which the performer intended as a return to guitar-based rock and a foundation for his big-budget Glass Spider tour. While some of the surrounding material on the 1987 collection deals with social issues, this track finds Bowie in character as a fashion photographer eyeing a young model in a nightclub (“it’s a Lolita number,” the singer once explained). With its ominous verses and explosive chorus, it's one of the album's highlights, and fills the bill in the guitar department with a fine solo by guest star Peter Frampton. In addition to its original version, “Beat Of Your Drum” gets a fresh re-working on the new LOVING THE ALIEN Bowie boxed set, and it's our Song of the Day.