"Andy Warhol" as written by and David Bowie....
Like to take a cement fix
Be a standing cinema
Dress my friends up just for show
See them as they really are
Put a peephole in my brain
Two New Pence to have a go
I'd like to be a gallery
Put you all inside my show

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can't tell them apart at all

Andy walking, Andy tired
Andy take a little snooze
Tie him up when he's fast asleep
Send him on a pleasant cruise
When he wake up on the sea
He sure to think of me and you
He'll think about paint and he'll think about glue
What a jolly boring thing to do

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can't tell them apart at all

Andy Warhol looks a scream
Hang him on my wall
Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
Can't tell them apart at all


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"Andy Warhol" as written by David Bowie

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  • +2
    General CommentAppearantly, Warhol came to Bowies studio while Hunky Dory was under recording, and Bowie played this for him. Warhol didn't like it, and got so mad he left, but before he shut the door he said: "You have very nice shoes David".

    Just a bit of weird trivia.
    Ziggy88on July 25, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBowie > Metallica.
    itsxpartyxtimeon December 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt does seem to be poking fun at andy with lines like:
    He'll think about paint and he'll think about glue
    What a jolly boring thing to do
    So I can understand why warhol might have been offended, but I would imagine Bowie really respected him, being a former art teacher.
    laocoonon May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThanks genetru, for pointing something out that suckmykiss mentioned at the very first comment.
    samwaltonon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDavid Bowie actually played Andy Warhol in the movie Basquiat
    suckmykisson May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDavid Bowie actually knew Andy Warhol, from my understanding he was invited to Andy's studio a few times(as were many other celebrities).
    BowieOwnsAllon January 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. I wonder if that really happened? I love hearing things like that. Hunky Dory is one of my favorite albums, and "Andy Warhol" is a great song. I would have been honored if I was Warhol. What a diva.
    GinaMarzon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMetallica ripped off the guitar line for the instrumental break of the title track "Master of Puppets". On the same album on which they also included a song called "Leper Messiah"
    three575on September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFurther trivia: in the movie Basquiat, Bowie played Andy Warhol.
    genetruon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes the first 40 seconds of this song remind anyone else of The Legend of Zelda??? lol. :P
    lastoftherockstarson May 19, 2007   Link

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