On May 24, 1974.


On May 24, 1974, “RCA” label released “Diamond Dogs”, the eighth David Bowie studio album. It was recorded January 1974 – February 1974, at “Island Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, “Ludolph Studios”, in Nederhorst den Berg, and was produced by David Bowie. Thematically, the album is mixture of the George Orwell’s novel “1984” and Bowie’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world.


  • David Bowie- vocals, guitars, saxes, Moog synthesizer, Mellotron, mixing engineer
  • Earl Slick- guitar
  • Mike Garson- keyboards
  • Herbie Flowers- bass guitar
  • Tony Newman- drums
  • Aynsley Dunbar- drums
  • Alan Parker- guitar
  • Tony Visconti- strings, mixing
  • Keith Harwood- engineer, mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by David Bowie, except where noted.

  • 1.      Future Legend
  • 2.      Diamond Dogs
  • 3.      Sweet Thing
  • 4.      Candidate
  • 5.      Sweet Thing (Reprise)
  • 6.      Rebel Rebel
  • 7.      Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me – David Bowie, Warren Peace
  • 8.      We Are the Dead
  • 9.      1984
  • 10. Big Brother
  • 11. Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family

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