Ten Favorite City Vs. Country (City) Songs: Suffragette City (#5)
By Four Walls
December 6, 2016 8:09pm CST
I still don't have much of a voice, which is just as well. If I did have a voice I would have screamed myself hoarse this morning when I saw that Robbie Fulks has two Grammy nominations. I'll try to calm down and get back to my favorite songs with "city" or "country" in the title. Here's the next city song. #5: Suffragette City - David Bowie I'm hoping someone had money on this song showing up. I couldn't possibly leave it off. One of David Bowie's classic songs, it's a powerhouse, driving rocker filled with great guitar riffs, the verses' beginning of "Hey, man" before every line, and that iconic "ah, wham, bam, thank you, ma'am!" It's obviously a song about a sexy romance ("this mellow-thighed chick just put my spine out of place") with a woman's libber (hence, the suffragette in "Suffragette City"). I've read other interpretations of the song, but let's stick with the simplest. And, simply put, this is a great rocking Bowie classic. Suffragette City Written by David Bowie Recorded by David Bowie From The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, 1972 Ah, Henry, leave me alone!
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