Who new the late and legendary David Bowie had a soft spot for the funk an Soul Genre that actaully made it to the recording studio in the earlier half of the 1970’s.
The unreleased album is titled The Gouster will be realeased as a upcoming box set Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976)
“Gouster was a word unfamiliar to me but David knew it as a type of dress code worn by African American teens in the 60s, in Chicago. But in the context of the album its meaning was attitude, an attitude of pride and hipness. Of all the songs we cut, we were enamoured of the ones we chose for the album that portrayed this attitude.”
“David had a long infatuation with soul, as did I,” he added. “We were fans of the TV show Soul Train. We weren’t ‘young, gifted and black’ but we sure as hell wanted to make a killer soul album, which was quite insane, but pioneers like the Righteous Brothers were there before us.” -Tony Visconti