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David Bowie

The Jean Genie

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“The Jean Genie” is a song by David Bowie, originally released as a single in November 1972. According to Bowie, it 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). Promoted with a film clip featuring Andy Warhol associate Cyrinda Foxe, it peaked at #2 on the UK charts. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The jean genie loves chimney stacks ... And he's outrageous, he screams and he bawls ... Woh ho

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