Clock tower in Norway will play David Bowie and Motörhead for 5 months

Posted by on January 18, 2016

If there was a country with a clock tower with actual musical interludes from Kraftwerk, Nine Inch Nails, and John Lennon, of course it would be Norway. The clock tower at Oslo’s city hall has been playing music for a long time but with the recent passing of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister and David Bowie, the city hall decided to honor both musicians by playing songs by them all the way through the end of May.

Bell ringer Laura Marie Rueslatten Olseng comment about the tribute:

“We received so many requests and there was such unanimity that we just decided to do it. To be honest, there wasn’t really even any discussion about it,”

Now at six and seven pm respectively, the 49 bells in the tower’s carillon will play “Changes” from David Bowie’s 1971 album Hunky Dory and, the track “Electricity” from what sadly turned out to be the last record Lemmy Kilmister would record with Motörhead, 2015’s, Bad Magic.

If that doesn’t make Oslo the most metal city in the world, I don’t know what else to tell you. Check out the videos below to see how the clock tower plays the songs:

[via, image via Photoshop]

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