Something of a ‘lost’ soundtrack recording until Quentin Tarantino rescued it for a memorable scene in Inglorious Basterds, the original 1982 David Bowie/Giorgio Moroder version of Cat People, recorded for the Paul Schrader movie of the same name, was one of the first Bowie songs I remember hearing.
On the verge of officially The Greatest Comeback In Music History, Tina Turner’s foxy but faithful live cover was a regular concert opener on her 1983 tour, and acted as a thank you to the Dame for helping her get signed to EMI that year.
August 4, 1983 saw Bowie on a day off from the Serious Moonlight Tour, where he’d been including the Nile Rodgers’ “Let’s Dance” reinterpretation of the song in his own setlist, checking out the lady Tina in Chicago, where he’d played the night before.
See if you can spot him in the crowd. That voice, that stage presence, those legs; TT turns 68 in November. They really don’t make ’em like this anymore…