The song features piano work by Rick Wakeman and though Bowie has called the tune a love song, the lyrics are surreal and open to interpretation. But who cares? “Life On Mars?” is one of life’s musical treasures. Let it enrich you.
Here’s Bowie’s promo film directed and shot by Mick Rock backstage at London’s Earl’s Court venue on 12 May, 1973.
Previously on Mood Music: The Ramones, ‘I Want You Around’ (1979)