1. Outside album coverWritten by: David Bowie, Brian Eno, Reeves Gabrels, Mike Garson, Erdal Kızılçay, Sterling Campbell
Recorded: May 1994 – February 1995
Producers: David Bowie, Brian Eno, David Richards

Released: 25 September 1995

Available on:
1.Outside

Personnel

Contents

David Bowie: vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, treatments
Brian Eno: keyboards, synthesizer, treatments
Reeves Gabrels: guitar
Erdal Kızılçay: bass guitar, keyboards
Mike Garson: piano
Sterling Campbell: drums

‘(Segue) – Ramona A Stone’ is the third of five spoken-word pieces on David Bowie’s 1.Outside album.

In the Outside story, Baby Grace Blue was a 14-year-old murder victim. Her death is being investigated by detective Nathan Adler and his assistant Paddy, who work for Art-Crime Inc.

The murderer is a mysterious artist known as The Minotaur. There are three main suspects: Leon Blank, a former convict and outsider; Ramona A Stone, Blank’s former lover, who may also have been in a relationship with Adler; and Algeria Touchshriek, a septuagenarian man who portrays himself – perhaps falsely – as lonely and frail.

The track segues into the song ‘I Am With Name’, which is sung from the point of view of Stone and her acolytes.

Lyrics

I was Ramona A Stone.

I started with no enemies of my own.

I was an artiste in a tunnel, but I’ve been having a MIDI-life crisis and I’ve been dreaming in a sleep, and ape men with metal hearts.

I’ve spat upon deeply felt age. I’ve hid my hearts in and I hate the funny-coloured English.

We’ll creep together you and I, for I know who the small friends are.

Previous song: ‘The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty)’
Next song: ‘I Am With Name’