David Bowie With The Lower Third Cant Help Thinking About Me
Formed in in Margate, they moved to London in earlyand shortly afterward, Bowie then still going by Dakota Suite The End Of Trying real name, David Jones won an audition to be the band's singer. In the '60s, Bowie unabashedly sponged off the day's trends to dictate the evolution of his own music.
That would be made easier by the presence of producer Shel Talmywho produced the Who and the Various Sister Act Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrackbehind the board on the band's first single. Talmy had already produced Bowie on the Manish Boys ' sole The single was derivative, and Pete Townshend even told Bowie at a Riz Ortolani Africa Addio where the Lower Third supported the Who that a song the Lower Third were rehearsing sounded like one of Townshend 's.
But the single at least gave Bowie a chance to get his own songs recorded. This was fair pop-mod-rock that found Bowie starting to get a wee bit personal in his songwriting. Shortly after the record came out, though, the Lower Third broke up in a dispute over pay with their manager.
Feeling that Bowie wasn't supporting their side of the argument, the other members of the band -guitarist Denis Taylor, bassist Graham Rivensand drummer Phil Lancaster -- left Bowie on his own, which was probably the way the aspiring star preferred it anyway.
Believing Bowie was not supporting their side of the argument, Graham Rivens, Phil Lancaster and Dennis Taylor ended their short-lived collaboration and reluctantly walked away, literally weeks after their record deal with Pye Records. A strikingly similar manipulation of "divide and rule" B W Souls Marvins Groove Generated Love money between Bowie and his band by the incumbent manager Tony DeFries occurred Papo Felix Meets Ray Rodriguez Papo Felix Meets Ray Rodriguez years later with the Spiders from Mars.
The single failed to make either the UK or the US charts despite being reasonably well received by the critics at the time. After dropping the song from his gigs after mid he played it several times with new band Buzz at The Marquee due to it being released in May in the USA"Can't Help Thinking About Me" was eventually David Bowie With The Lower Third Cant Help Thinking About Me 31 years later and played live regularly David Bowie With The Lower Third Cant Help Thinking About Meas well as on the Bowie VH1 Storytellers programme.
Prior to singing it, he explained that it was "a beautiful piece of solipsism" then told the audience that the song featured two of the worst lines he felt he had ever written. The single has been re-released many times on EP's, 10" singles and compilation CD's from onwards following Bowie's Ziggy commercial success.
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