Jump They Say (track) by David Bowie

Jump They Say
Jump They Say by David Bowie
Year: 1993
From the album Black Tie White Noise (track #5)
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BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE by DAVID BOWIE-Rare Collectible CD w/ Jump They Say Mix-CD
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Time left: 41m 20s
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Time left: 5h 26m 57s
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David Bowie - Jump They Say / Pallas Athena Vinyl 12" EP Meat Beat Manifesto NM+
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Unfortunately, this is the only song on the album that is worth listening to. "Jump" - with a particularly fascinating video - is better than all other tracks from the album put together. This song is the only moment when Bowie's songwriting is not drowning in a particularly shallow puddle of easy listening and an overdose of neurotic saxophones, but despite the wretched, uninterested and substandard production, it still has the power to excel. It is likely that Bowie (once again) sings about his mentally ill half-brother. Not only is "Jump" musically a brilliant song that effortlessly reaches the high standard of Bowie's catalog and even largely exceeds expectations, the lyrics are also fascinating and evocative, describing a mentally ill person who is surrounded by a surrounding crowd that encourages him to commit suicide. Just a little more about the video: no one ever looked better as a corpse than Bowie after his fall from a great height. It's clear that Bowie's genius is coming to the surface, even though in the case of this White Noise album it is in the midst of an ugly tangle of very mediocre to downright bad songs.
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