One of my favorite David Bowie stories


Bowie: ‘One day in Berlin, Eno came running in and said “I’ve heard the sound of the future” and I said “Come on, we’re supposed to be doing it right now”. He said “No listen to this”, and he puts on I Feel Love by Donna Summer. Eno had gone bonkers over it, absolutely bonkers. He said “This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years” which was more or less right’.

“I really like Public Enemy, and I think that Donna Summer’s `I Feel Love’ is one of the best songs of the last ten years. It has a mechanical, Teutonic beat with that luxurious voice. Other people wouldn’t think of putting such opposites together. They’d make something that sounds like Depeche Mode.”