David Bowie – Rubber Band (1966)

This new video has appeared on David Bowie’s you tube page, so toguth i would share it with you, it’s for his 1966 single, Rubber Band.

Here is David Bowie in 1969 singing a track from 1966 set in 1910. Another highlight from Kenneth Pitt’s film, Love You Till Tuesday, here in fully restored HD, we see Bowie singing Rubber Band, which had been his debut single on Deram in late 1966. Miming to the album version of the song, Bowie dons moustache and straw boater to become a love-lorn Edwardian sitting at the bandstand. Look at 46 seconds for an early example of a classic Bowie pose, as he places his hands to his head. A fascinating period piece.

David Bowie - Rubber Band

David Bowie – Rubber Band – Lyrics

Rubber band
There’s a rubber band that plays tunes out of tune
In the library garden Sunday afternoon
While a little chappie waves a golden wand

Rubber band
In 1910 I was so handsome and so strong
My moustache was stiffly waxed and one foot long

And I loved a girl while you played teatime tunes

Dear Rubber band, you’re playing my tunes out of tune, oh

Rubber band, Won’t you play a haunting theme again to me

While I eat my scones and drink my cup
of tea

The sun is warm but it’s a lonely afternoon
Oh, play that theme

Rubber band
How I wish that I could join your Rubber band
We could play in lively parks throughout the land
And one Sunday afternoon I’d find my love

Rubber band
In ‘14-’18 war I went to sea
Thought my Sunday love was waiting home for me

And now she’s married to the leader of the band, oh
Oh sob: I hope you break your baton

(From David Bowie’s Rubber Band lyrics)