Who Sang Big Brother? David Bowie

David Bowie Diamond Dogs cover art

Some other versions of "Big Brother"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1974-3
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 3:21
producer: David Bowie
mixer: Tony Visconti and David Bowie
engineer: Keith Harwood
arranger: David Bowie
bass: Herbie Flowers
vocal: David Bowie
harpsichord: Mike Garson
mellotron: Mike Garson
piano: Mike Garson
Moog: Mike Garson
guitar: Alan Parker and David Bowie
percussion: David Bowie
saxophone: David Bowie
drums (drum set): Tony Newman and Aynsley Dunbar
Don't talk of dust and roses
Or should we powder our noses?
Don't live for last year's capers
Give me steel, give me steel, give me pulses unreal

He'll build a glass asylum
With just a hint of mayhem
He'll build a better whirlpool
We'll be living from sin, then we can really begin

Please savior, savior, show us
Hear me, I'm graphically yours

Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you

We want you Big Brother, Big Brother

I know you think you're awful square
But you made everyone and you've been every where
Lord, I think you'd overdose if you knew what's going down

Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool, someone like you
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool, someone like you

We want you Big Brother



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Future Legend
  • 2 Diamond Dogs
  • 3 Sweet Thing
  • 4 Candidate
  • 5 Sweet Thing (reprise)
  • 6 Rebel Rebel
  • 7 Rock ’n’ Roll With Me
  • 8 We Are the Dead
  • 9 1984
  • 10 Big Brother
  • 11 Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin