When Peter Noone's manager Mickie Most heard the gazillion demos Bowie recorded in late 1970/early 1971, he decided that Oh You Pretty Things was the ideal launchpad for the solo career of the erstwhile Herman's Hermits singer and proto-Austin Powers.
With Bowie himself playing piano on this version that predates his own take on Hunky Dory, it's a marvel of clashing worlds.
Never mind that the song is about dark things, primarily the sudden onset of a schizophrenic episode. Paste on yer cheery gameshow host shit-eating grin and sing it for all you're worth, Peter.
Which, in point of fact, is not very much.
[MP3 deleted to make room for new ones. Sorry!]