G.E. Smith Kicks Off Republican National Convention With Coked-Out Bowie Song
The Republican National Convention is going down in Cleveland right now, and it’s making making some interesting musical choices. The RNC house band, led by former Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith, covered the title track off of David Bowie’s notoriously coked-out 1976 LP Station To Station, which literally includes the lyrics “It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine/ I’m thinking that it must be love.” Watch the performance below via Pitchfork.
The Turtles’ “Happy Together” was also played at the RNC, and the band are threatening to sue, according to singer Howard Kaylan:
We never approved this use.
Now we call the lawyers
— Howard Kaylan (@howardkaylan) July 18, 2016