Brandon Flowers Says the Killers’ ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’ Borrows David Bowie Bass Line

2013-11-12

Story by Cat Badra

The Killers borrowed a David Bowie bass line for their tune ‘All These Things That I’ve Done,’ says frontman Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers, frontman of the Killers, has dropped the news that the band apparently copped some music from the famed David Bowie for the group’s chart-topped “All These Things That I’ve Done,” off the Killers’ 2004 debut, “Hot Fuss.” As Flowers explains, the bass line of the song was crafted from a similar line in Bowie’s track “Slow Burn.” The track was also inspired by U2’s tenth studio release, 2000’s “All That You Can’t Leave Behind.”

“There’s an earnestness, spirit soul to U2, and I was trying to channel that,” Flowers revealed to NME. “We also took the bass line from a David Bowie song called ‘Slow Burn’ from ‘Heathen,’ although enough time has probably passed now that I think he probably won’t sue us!”

In other Killers news, the band releases a greatest hits set, “Direct Hits,” today (Nov. 12). The release offers 15 songs, including some of the group’s biggest hits, such as “Somebody Told Me,” “Human,” “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young” and, yes, “All These Things I’ve Done.” Those itching for some new Killers tunes will get them in the new songs “Just Another Girl” and “Shot at the Night,” which both appear in the collection.

Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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