Birthday Surprise

David Bowie’s “No Plan” released just one day before he would have turned 70

On the heels of the BBC’s documentary David Bowie: The Last Five Yearsthe video for Bowie’s “No Plan” has dropped — just one day before what would’ve been his 70th birthday.

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Directed by Tom Hingston, the cryptic vid features rows of television sets piled up in a shopfront window, alternately blinking out lyrics to the song or rolling footage of rocket ships soaring through space. Meanwhile, bedraggled pedestrians gather around in the rain to quizzically stare at the screens and puzzle out what it all could mean.

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“No Plan” is one of Bowie’s last three recordings, which also include “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You.” These songs have been newly packaged as the No Plan EP, now available for purchase or online streaming.


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  • Durwood

    Big love to a hero on the first anniversary of his passing, but I can’t remember the last time I’d seen a shop front packed with ‘on’ TV’s.

  • Tracy Pope

    First, I just listened. Then I watched the video. As a David Bowie fan that was bittersweet.

  • Billy Budd

    I will love SPACE ODDITY forever.

  • He BGB

    He was on the Cher show last night on Get TV and I felt so sad. What a gifted artist. Glad we have the few taped performances and interviews (Dick Cavett has a good one).

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