Song of the Day, February 4: Always Crashing In the Same Car by David Bowie

BowieCrashLowToday’s song is Always Crashing In the Same Car from David Bowie’s brilliant, innovative 1977 release, Low. Much of the album consists of vignettes, fragments, and eerie instrumentals. This track is a complete song, nicely sequenced in to heighten the mood of the disc. Based loosely on an experience Bowie had in a parking garage, it’s a perfect capsule of the frustrations of modern life. With a brooding guitar and haunting, repetitive synth figure, it swirls around like the titular car, never quite getting anywhere but causing chaos. Bowie’s brittle vocal and anguished yelps complete the package nicely.

Enjoy this evocative song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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