Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Cat People Putting Out Fire, David Bowie

Released in March 1982. The title song to the film Cat People, an erotic film by Paul Schrader, also released in 1982. 

The director Paul Schrader engaged Bowie for a theme song in 1981, with Moroder having already recorded most of the music. Bowie was to put lyrics to the main theme. The B-side is a Moroder-only instrumental which featured no input from Bowie.
The song itself, in keeping with the dark tone of the film, has some slight goth rock influences, with Bowie singing in a deep baritone croon while being backed up by a female chorus.

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