Listen to David Bowie’s lost album The Gouster

It’s not surprising that in the wake of David Bowie’s death in January, that the Bowie archives would slowly be remastered and released. But right in the middle of the 12-CD box set Who Can I Be Now? (1974-76) is a surprise: the unreleased album The Gouster.

Bowie, 27-years-old at the time, decided the songs weren’t up to snuff – later releasing some and not others.

In case you’re wondering, “gouster” is antiquated slang for a black American streetwise, jive-talking, sharp-dressing dude. But there’s nothing antiquated about Bowie’s ever-present, ever vital presence with songs that take off with long jams. Check it out!

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