David Bowie led the way for mainstream rock ‘n’ roll musicians to play around with gender bending. So naturally, his catalog of songs provides plenty of opportunities for female performers to build upon his musical foundations. In honor of his 67th birthday, here are ten examples of how Bowie’s songs transcend gender as much as they offer room for other musicians to put their own stamp on his compositions.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAypnmdiCEk]
The Last Town Chorus — “Modern Love”
Bowie’s “Modern Love” is a full-throttle dance track, but The Last Town Chorus’ cover slows it down to a woeful ballad, highlighting both lead singer Megan Hickey’s gorgeous voice and her lap steel guitar.