The cover of Manimal Vinyl's We Were So Turned On (aka Repetition) compilation
The cover of Manimal Vinyl's We Were So Turned On (aka Repetition) compilation

Free Track from Manimal's Highly Anticipated David Bowie Cover Project: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros' "Memory of a Free Festival"

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros are one of many local bands that contributed a tune to Manimal Vinyl's star-studded David Bowie compilation We Were So Turned On (aka Repetition).

Sharpe & the Zeros chose a deep-cut: Bowie's very early 2-sided single and album closer "Memory of a Free Festival," a bittersweet observation about the golden days of hippie gatherings (and the ancestor to Jarvis Cocker's brilliant "Sorted for Es and Whizz"). The track is 100% coherent with Edward Sharpe's boho caravan aesthetic, climaxing with the epic folk sci-fi chant "the sun machine is coming down and we're gonna have a party."

A couple of weeks ago West Coast Sound offered the track as a streamable link. For you download fiends, Manimal and the band are now offering the track as a free download through the My Old Kentucky Blog website:

Get it here.

Here's Bowie's original:

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