- TVC 15
Name = TVC15
from Album =
Station to Station
B-side = ”We Are the Dead”
Released = start date|1976|4|30
Format = 7" single
Recorded = Either Cherokee Studios,
Hollywood, or Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles; October 1975
Genre = Rock
Length = 5:33 (Album Version)
3:43 (Single Version)
David Bowie, Harry Maslin
Chart position = * #33 (UK)
Last single = "Golden Years"
This single = "TVC 15"
Next single = "
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Station to Station
Type = studio
prev_track = "
Word on a Wing"
prev_no = 3
this_track = "TVC 15"
track_no = 4
next_track = "Stay"
next_no = 5
"TVC 15" was a single by
The song was inspired by an episode in which
Iggy Pop, during a drug-fuelled period at Bowie’s LA home, hallucinated and believed that the television set was swallowing his girlfriend. Beyond oblique mentions to absorption via television, the lyrics are largely nonsensical. Bowie himself hasn’t been able to shed any light on their meaning beyond the Pop anecdote, having very limited recollection of the " Station to Station" sessions, due to his own heavy drug use at the time.
The song is considerably more upbeat than the rest of the album. It was chosen as a second single from the album in the UK, where it reached #33. With Bowie unable to perform on the show, "
Top of the Pops" promoted the single with a bizarre interpretation from resident dance troupe Ruby Flipper. The B-side, “We Are the Dead”, originally formed part of Bowie’s attempt to adapt " Nineteen Eighty-Four", and had previously been released on the " Diamond Dogs" album.
In America, "Stay" was preferred as a second single from the album.
# "TVC 15" (Bowie) – 3:43
We Are the Dead" (Bowie) – 4:58
Harry Maslinon “TVC 15”
David Bowie: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Carlos Alomar, Earl Slick: Guitaron “TVC 15”
George Murray: Bass on “TVC 15”
Dennis Davis: Drums on “TVC 15”
Roy Bittan: Pianoon “TVC 15”
Herbie Flowers: Bass on “We Are the Dead”
Mike Garson: Pianoon “We Are the Dead”
Aynsley Dunbar: Drums on “We Are the Dead”
* A live version recorded on the Heroes tour at the Philadelphia Spectrum, April 28-29th 1978, was released on "Stage".
December 14, 1979Bowie performed TVC 15 as a musical guest on " Saturday Night Live", accompanied by Klaus Nomiand Joey Arias.
* Bowie performed this song during the
Live Aidconcerts July, 1985.
* It appeared on several compilations:
Best of Bowie" (1980)
Fame and Fashion" (1984)
** "Sound and Vision" box set (1989)
** "" (1993)
** "The Singles Collection" (1993)
* The 7" single version also appeared on "
The Best of 1974/1979".
* A version shorter than the single version appeared on the "Christiane F. soundtrack".
* It was released as a picture disc in the RCA "Life Time" disc set.
The Wannadies- "Only Bowie" (1995)
Pegg, Nicholas, "The Complete David Bowie", Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, 2000, ISBN 1-903111-14-5
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