no image available Pretty Pink Rose
production credits unknown
Released on 1990
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T he song "Pretty Pink Rose" was one of two tracks from Young Lions that featured David Bowie. (Bowie, you may remember, employed Belew briefly beginning with the tour documented on Stage.) This is a better song than the cluttered noise of Tin Machine, but not by a whole lot. Bowie's cut-and-paste lyrics had become something of a liability as well. Case in point: "She's the poor man's gold she's the anarchist crucible / flying in the face of the despot cannible." (I guess a "cannible" is a cannibal who takes small bites.) The video didn't clear things up any, just some gothic posing if I remember. Better by far is "Oh Daddy," and the pleasure that would come from gaining otherwise unreleased material like "Neptune Pool" and "Shoe Salesman."

TRACK LISTING

    12-inch track listing
  1. PRETTY PINK ROSE
  2. OH DADDY
  3. HEARTBEAT

    CD single track listing
  4. PRETTY PINK ROSE
  5. NEPTUNE POOL
  6. SHOE SALESMAN
  7. OH DADDY

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1990 Geffen 7" A7904 track listing unknown
UK 1990 Geffen 12 A7904T see 12" track listing
US 1990 Atlantic CDS 86200 see CD single track listing
GER 1990 Atlantic 7" 87904 track listing unknown

 

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