Listen To David Bowie Impersonate Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, And More In Newly Found Recording

David Bowie was a musical chameleon. Anyone who has spent any time with the many different forms and personas of Bowie throughout his discography knows that. But his ability to shapeshift goes well beyond his own identity. For proof of that, listen to this recently unearthed track that finds Bowie pulling off impersonations of Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Anthony Newley.

The track comes from a recording session for the theme of the musical Absolute Beginners. During some downtime in the 1985 recording session, Bowie put on a backing track and fired off spoofs of his fellow rock legends. The recording got out after producer Mark Saunders shared it with the father of The So So Glos’ Zach Staggers. When Bowie died, Staggers went looking for the track and his father found it on an old iPod. He shared the recording, along with the story of how he knew about the track, over at the Talkhouse.

For more on Bowie, check out the amazing tributes to the Thin White Duke. Fans conjured up constellations, clever vandalism and second lines in Bowie’s honor. Then take a look at our tribute to Bowie and our favorite Bowie tracks from his long and wonderful career.

(Via Pitchfork)

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