Classless Act – Does Bowie (EP)

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I think it takes balls to attempt a cover of a David Bowie song. L.A. based Classless Act must have pretty enormous ones as they not only cover 2 of Bowie's songs, but songs that are very iconic and pretty much sublime in their original form: Starman and All The Young Dudes.

First up is All The Young Dudes, the song written by Bowie and recorded by Mott The Hoople (produced by Bowie) in 1972 and long regarded and cherished as a glam rock anthem. Bowie went on to later record the song himself. On the flip side is Starman (again from 1972) the single that preceded the Ziggy Stardust album. The performance of Starman on the BBC programme, Top Of The Pops, made Bowie a star and inspired many of the watching TV audience in life changing ways (including many soon-to-be punk and new wave stars).

Classless Act cite Bowie as one of their influences and both of these tracks are pretty much faithful to the originals, although the band infuse them with their own energy and style. These songs are over 50 years old, and it is apparent that these guys love them. They sound like they had a ball recording them and the songs are as fresh and vital as when they were first made all those years ago.

So, check this out if you haven’t done so already (it’s been out a while), it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and get you singing along to the choruses. Altogether now: “There’s a starman waiting in the sky“!


  • Music / Songwriting 10/10
  • Vocals / Lyrics 9/10
  • Mix / Production 10/10
  • Artwork & Packaging 8/10

Well recorded and produced, very faithful to the originals.

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