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Peter Gabriel performing David Bowie’s “Heroes” live in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, during the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Today, David Bowie unveiled his dramatic new video ‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore’

Following “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime),” David Bowie has released the single’s B-side, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore.” Bowie’s latest arrives courtesy of BBC Radio 6 DJ Shaun Keaveny, who played the cut on his show before its Stateside digital release. The glam rocker also introduced “‘Tis a Pity” via his Facebook page, claiming that it “acknowledges the shocking rawness of the First World War,” sounds like “if Vorticists wrote Rock Music,” and gets its title from a 17th century John Ford play.

A horn-filled, atonal, anxious-sounding song, “Tis a Pity” has an equally offputting set of lyrics, opening with the line, “Man, she punched me like a dude.” (Huh. Well, nothing unusual for the man who once exclaimed “Dance, magic, dance!” with an infant in his arms.)

Stream the full song on BBC Radio (go to the two hour, fourty-nine minute mark), and get a physical copy of “Tis a Pity” when it’s released on 10″ single and digital bundle with “Sue (Or In a Season of Crime)” on November 17 via Parlophone. Also on November 17, grab Bowie’s Nothing Has Changed compilation.

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Good question