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David Bowie impersonates Tom Waits, Lou Reed on newly discovered recording

The Thin White Duke also mimics Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Iggy Pop

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    Producer Mark Saunders has shared an incredible piece of David Bowie audio from 1985. Saunders worked with Bowie on the soundtrack to Julien Temple’s Absolute Beginners, and also aided in the recording of his Mick Jagger collaboration “Dancing in the Street”. As Saunders recounts in a new interview with The Talkhouse, he was also in attendance for one particular session in which Bowie decided to impersonate fellow musical titans Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, and more.

    “At the end of the session, he broke into the impersonations and I realized that these might get erased at some point, so I quickly put a cassette in and hit ‘record'” says Saunders. Now, years later, at the encouragement of family friend Zach Staggers of The So So Glos, Saunders has shared the never before heard audio with the Talkhouse. Listen to the truly fascinating recording below.

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    Saunders also penned an extensive recollection of his time with Bowie, which is well worth the read.

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