Tracing David Bowie's Walk through 1970s Warsaw
David Bowie's stay in Warsaw may have lasted less than a couple hours, yet it still made a lasting influence on the singer and inspired one of the most disturbing songs in the history of music.
Released in 1977 on the album Low, Warszawa remains one of most uncanny and suggestive musical landscapes in Bowie's career. Meant to evoke the desolation of the Polish capital under the communist regime, it became one of the most influential pieces in pop culture, symbolic of the whole relationship between the West and the remote world shut off behind the Iron Curtain.
But what was it exactly that Bowie saw during his short stay in Warsaw? How did his impression of Warsaw become a song? Find out in our video!