"Join the Gang" as written by and David Bowie....
Let me introduce you to the gang
Johnny plays the sitar, he's an existentialist
Once he had a name, now he plays our game
You won't feel so good now that you've joined the gang

Molly is the model in the ads
Crazy clothes and acid full of soul and crazy hip
Someone switched her on, then her beam went wrong
Cause she can't switch off now that she's joined the gang

Arthur is a singer with a band
Arthur drinks two bottles just before he goes on stage
Look at Arthur rave, all the kids are paid
They want to see the croaking man who joined the gang

You won't be alone, we've all got beery grins
It's a big illusion but at least you're in
At least you're in

This club's called The Webb, it's this month's pick
Next month we shall find a place where prices aren't so stiff
15 bob a coke, 'fraid that's past a joke
This is how to spend now that you've joined the gang

This is what to do now that you're here
Sit round doing nothing all together very fast
Psychedelic stars, throwing down cigars
They're picking up the joints now that they've joined the gang


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"Join the Gang" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentIs this the first evidence of sampling?? "Gimme Some lovin'" clearly in the middle. Bowie is regarded as a leader in many things, has this claim been made before?
    nagromnaion August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs this the first evidence of sampling?? "Gimme Some lovin'" clearly in the middle. Bowie is regarded as a leader in many things, has this claim been made before?
    nagromnaion August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo sampling had been around for a short time before this wonderful song was produced.

    Good thing, I wouldn't want Bowie name to be associated with the technique that has allow thousands of artist to make a living off more creative individuals songs.
    HowardTCoon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about young people's introduction to the club scene and trying to make connections in the superficial worlds of music/acting/modeling (also, experimenting with drugs). Who knows if they'll ever reach their aspirations but at least they're in with the 'right' crowd and meeting the 'right' people.
    SolitaryMalevolenton July 28, 2011   Link

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