Writer: David Bowie
Producers: David Bowie and Harry Maslin
Recorded: August 1975 at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California
|David Bowie — vocals, guitar
Earl Slick — guitar
Carlos Alomar — guitar
George Murray — bass
Roy Bittan — keyboards
Dennis Davis — drums
Warren Peace — backing vocals
|Station To Station (RCA)
The science fiction-themed “TVC15” was inspired by a story David Bowie heard from Iggy Pop about a drug-fueled hallucination in which Pop thought his girlfriend was being sucked into a TV set.
The “TVC15” single hit Number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Number 33 on the UK singles chart.
Bowie recorded the Station To Station album shortly after filming his first movie, The Man Who Fell To Earth, in the summer of 1975.
The album was original retitled The Return Of The Thin White Duke, a reference to a lyric on the title track and the persona he created for the album.
Bowie wrote most of the Station To Station songs in the studio, except for a cover of the Johnny Mathis hit “Wild Is The Wind.”
Station To Station peaked at Number Three on the Billboard 200 chart in 1976 and was certified gold.
A 1991 reissue of Station To Station featured live versions of “Word On A Wing” and “Stay” from a 1976 concert on Long Island, New York.
The album cover, originally printed in black-and-white, was restored to color for the 1991 Station To Station reissue.