Songfacts®: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page.
Ferry wrote this in response to a tell-all book by Jerry Hall, who was once his girlfriend. Hall wrote some not-so-complimentary things about Ferry in the book. (thanks, Thomas - Marion, IN)
This was used as the theme song to the film Bright Lights, Big City, adapted from the popular Jay McInerney novel.
Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies appear in the video. Clearly, Ferry featured them to draw attention to the song's theme. Keeler is the Monica Lewinski of England, and the scandal that she and Rice-Davies started, which became known as The Profumo Affair (after John Profumo, the British Secretary of State for War), was a major story. (thanks, Mike - Santa Barbara, CA, for above 2)
Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
Jon Fratelli talks about the band's third album, and the five-year break leading up to it.
Little Big Town
"When seeds that you sow grow by the wicked moon/Be sure your sins will find you out/Your past will hunt you down and turn to tell on you."
Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)
The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.