THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
807-David Bowie-Drive-In Saturday.
1973-Number 3 single.
Best Bit-At 0.53.Bowie wrote the song, with the intention of offering it to Mott The Hoople for the follow up to ‘All the Young Dudes,’however they rejected it, Bowie was very surprised at this rebuff, so drunkenly shaved his eyebrows in protest, Bowie said,’That taught them a lesson,’ (see also best songs 661 and 334.)
David Bowie wrote the song at a time when he had a fear of flying, so he used to travel a lot by train.He was on a journey between Seattle. Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona, at night, and the strange lights amidst the barren landscape got his imagination working.
‘Drive-In Saturday’ describes how the inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic world in the future (Bowie once said that the year was 2033) have forgotten how to make love, and needed to watch old films of the 1950’s, and 1960’s, to see how it is done.The lyrics name check Mick Jagger (‘When people stared in Jagger’s eyes and scored,’) the model Twiggy (‘She’d sigh like Twig the wonder kid,’) who in October 1973, would feature on the cover of Bowie’s Album ‘Pin Ups,’ and the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung (1875-1961,) (‘Jung the foreman prayed at work.’)
Bowie (see also best songs 440-334-302-209-186-118-47-31 and 5) first introduced the song at a concert in Cleveland,Ohio,’It’s about a future where people have forgotten how to make love, so they go back on to video-films that they have kept from this century.This is after a catastrophe of some kind, and people are living on the streets, and some people are living in domes, and they borrow from one another, and try to learn how to pick up the pieces.
‘She’s uncertain if she likes him, but she knows she really loves him.It’s a crash course for the ravers, it’s a drive-in Saturday.’