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Shopping for Girls
by Tin Machine
From a blog: "“Shopping For Girls” is the best track on the album. A powerful song about the awful subject of child prostitution, Bowie sounds like the narrator of some shocking documentary, who strews a tide of words and thoughts without barely taking a breath. He can also barely hide his contempt for the guy who “grunts his reply in a garrulous croak, that’s a mighty big word for a nine year old”. There is no way such a song could ever be released as a single, but the haunting melody and shocking content makes this one of the most compelling songs in the Tin Machine cannon."
https://davidbowiewordpresscom.wordpress.com/2018/03/19/25-tin-machine-ii/

Based on newspaper articles regarding child prostitution in Thailand written by the wife of guitarist Reeve Gabrel. As Nicholas Pegg notes, Bowie typically is a bit heavy handed with his issues songs, but this one is done far more subtly.

Acoustic version by Bowie and Reeves from 1997 at https://youtu.be/yFzOdGzUiN4
 
Posted: 18th August 2018
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