the jean genie
beautiful, limited picture disc to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic, originally released as a single in 1972.
according to bowie, this song was "a smorgasbord of imagined americana", with a protagonist inspired by iggy pop, and the title being a pun on author jean genet. one of bowie’s most famous tracks, it was the lead single for the album 'aladdin sane' (1973). the b-side is a live version recorded on top of the pops.
- The Jean Genie (2012 - Remaster)
- The Jean Genie (live Top of the Pops version)