I just realized something, but I'm not sure if it means anything, and, if so, what. In I am With Name, toward the end, just before the repeat of "Anxiety Descending," there is the sound of a live audience and someone screaming "Give it to me one more time!"
It seemed somewhat familiar, but I was unable to place it. Earlier today I was listening to Queen's Hammer to Fall, and noticed that, at the very end, Freddie Mercury screams "Give it to me one more time!" in the same way (without the screaming crowd, at least not on the version of the song I was listening to, which was a studio track--not a live recording).
Anyone know if Bowie sampled Freddie on I Am With Name. If so, why? Does it help with the interpretation of the song, or with the interpretation of 1. Outside in general?
Here are the lyrics to Queen's Hammer To Fall:
Here we stand or here we fall
History won't care at all
Make the bed light the light
Lady Mercy won't be home tonight yeah
You don't waste no time at all
Don't hear the bell but you answer the call
It comes to you as to us all
We're just waiting
For the hammer to fall
Oh ev'ry night and every day
A little piece of you is falling away
But lift your face the Western Way
Build your muscles as your body decays yeah
Toe your line and play their game yeah
Let the anaesthetic cover it all
Till one day they call your name
You know it's time for the hammer to fall
Rich or poor or famous
For your truth it's all the same (oh no oh no)
Lock your door the rain is pouring
Through your window pane (oh no)
Baby now your struggle's all in vain
For we who grew up tall and proud
In the shadow of the mushroom cloud
Convinced our voices can't be heard
We just wanna scream it louder and louder louder
What the hell we fighting for?
Just surrender and it won't hurt at all
You just got time to say your prayers
While your waiting for the hammer to hammer to fall
It's gonna fall
Hammer..you know..hammer to fall
Waiting for the hammer to fall now baby
While you're waiting for the hammer to fall
Give it to me one more time!
Anyone care to interpret the connection between I Am With Name and Hammer to Fall? 1. Outside still confounds me, and it is the hardest Bowie work to unravel.
I'd appreciate hearing anyone's musings.