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Saturday, 6 March 2010

David Bowie - Up The Hill Backwards

'Up the Hill Backwards' is a song from David Bowie's 1980 album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). It was also issued as the fourth and final single from the album in March 1981.

The lyric is often seen as a commentary on the public coverage of his divorce from Angela Bowie, one of several tracks on the album that muse over the double-edged sword of celebrity. It has also been interpreted as facing up to crises in general. Like the previous single, 'Scary Monsters', the track featured co-producer Tony Visconti on acoustic guitar.

The B-side was 'Crystal Japan', an instrumental recorded in 1980 for a Japanese commercial for the sake Crystal Jun Rock, which also featured an appearance from Bowie. 'Teenage Wildlife' was originally slated as the B-side for 'Up the Hill Backwards' until Bowie found out the prices fans were paying for the import single of 'Crystal Japan', and insisted the track receive a UK release.

The uncommercial nature of 'Up the Hill Backwards', combined with the track having been available on the album for the past six months, saw the single stall at number 32 in the UK chart.
The 12-inch single was distributed with a set of 36 stamps, designed by David Bowie himself. The stamps are photographs of Bowie in his Pierrot costume (as seen on the cover), colored crayon-like, in a variety of poses.

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Single Version
Cystal Japan - B-Side


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