Taking a glam rock stomper and turning it into a mournful piano funeral dirge is quite a challenge. Taking one of Bowie’s Zowiest freak outs and turning it all the way down to sound like Uncle Fester is singing it, is genius.
“I’m an alligator, I’m a mama papa coming to you, I’m a space invader, I’ll be a rockin’ rollin’ bitch for you”
Delivered through a long cardboard tube it sounds weirder than when Bowie does it.
By the time we get to the lines
“Keep your ‘lectric eye on me babe, put your ray gun to my head, press your space face close to mine, love freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah”
Only the heavy breathing is missing or I’d be convinced this was a bootleg of Darth Vader taking a turn at the Death Star’s Karaoke night.
If Darth doing Bowie doesn’t float your boat stick around. Moff Tarkin is going to do something from The King and I and then the Emperor will do his version of ‘Something Something Something’s Gotten Hold of my Dark Side”. But before that three drunk Stormtroopers are going to murder the Ewok classic ‘Num Nuts’ from the end of Return Of The Jedi.