David Bowie releases app that lets you remix ‘Golden Years’ 

A standup comedian once had a dead-on bit about a coffeehouse barista who — in between latte-foam noises — proudly tells his customer “Yeah (ssssssss) I could have directed (ssssssss) ‘Pulp Fiction’ so much better than that Tarantino guy!” To which the customer responds “That’s nice. Now could ya put some chocolate sprinkles on that? Thanks.”

Chances are, a few of you out there have said the same thing about David Bowie, like “I could have mixed ‘Golden Years’ soooo much better!”

Well, now’s your chance, loudmouth!

On June 6, following his recent “Station To Station” box-set reissue, the Thin White Duke is putting out a “Golden Years” app, complemented by a “Golden Years” EP that features four new remixes of the track from KCRW DJs like Chris Douridas.

What does the app do?

It allows fans to actually access the song’s original 16 tracks, using eight stems created by its producer Harry Maslin, featuring Bowie’s lead vocal, 12-string guitar, bass, drums, guitar, harmonium, percussion and backing vocals. Then you can even share it with your coffeehouse chums to prove your damn-I’m-a-genius case.

Find out more at www.davidbowie.com, or stream the KCRW versions at www.kcrw.com/bowie.

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