Some commentators wryly noted that this prime David Bowie song above many others could have been the blueprint for the Sisters of Mercy -- not to mention many other goth bands who took their sense of drama and delivery from the English singer. That Nine Inch Nails performed the song with Bowie on their joint 1995 tour on a regular basis made perfect sense. Reflecting the elaborate, experimental production sound of Bowie's late seventies work newly refocused into a charging, catchy rock song, it's a striking, fierce effort. Everything from quick acoustic guitar strums to frenetic, howling solos and nervous, skittering drums helped to create a nervous, near-paranoid atmosphere, as perfect a response to post-punk and New Wave inspirations as anyone from an older period could have created. Bowie's vocal about a decidedly unnerving romantic situation suit the song's feel excellently, while his use of an exaggerated English accent on the one hand and partial vocal distortion on the other creates even more of an off-balance feeling.