David Bowie / Cracked Actor Los Angeles '74

Supplanting Herbie Flowers on Bowie’s tumultuous ’74 Diamond Dogs tour, bassist Doug Rauch fuels David’s glam soul inclinations with passages that are a lot more straightforward and in-the-pocket than Mr. Flowers – who took rather daring harmonic and rhythmic liberties aplenty as magnificently captured on David Live (1974). Dig Doug’s solo chordal intro to “Jean Genie” as the extremely Thin White (Powder) Duke spouts a bit of street gibberish before his stellar band; which includes usual suspects Mike Garson, Carlos Alomar, and Earl Slick – gets into the “swing” of things!