Just when you thought American politics couldn’t get uglier.
The Republican Party’s house band covered David Bowie’s coke-referencing 1976 track ‘Station To Station’ at the party’s National Convention in Cleveland yesterday (July 18) and it was absolutely atrocious.
The band was fronted by a singer who loosely resembled Bill Nighy’s glam rock stereotype in Still Crazy and also happens to be former Saturday Night Live musical director G.E. Smith.
We wonder if anyone had actually paid attention to the lyrics (“It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine / I’m thinking that it must be love”) because it’s a pretty out-there song choice for a room full of conservatives. Watch the performance below.
The house band’s performance was the icing on the cake of the political convention, which also saw Donald Trump’s wife Melania accused of plagiarism after parts of her speech appeared to have been lifted from Michelle Obama’s address at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
The convention continues today.
In happier David Bowie news, it was announced earlier this week that Bowie’s private art collection will be shown to the public for the first time ahead of an auction in November.