"The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell" is a song written by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels for the album 'hours...' in 1999. The first single release from the album in Australia and Japan, while the rest of the world got "Thursday's Child" as their first single. The first appearance of the song was on the soundtrack of the film Stigmata in 1999. It charted and peaked at #30 in Japan. The song's title takes influence from the song "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" by The Stooges from their album Raw Power produced by Bowie himself.
The music video for "The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell" exists, but is unreleased. It was based around Bowie encountering four of his "past selves" (The Man Who Sold the World, Ziggy Stardust, The Thin White Duke, and Pierrot) as played by life-sized, mannequin-like puppets.
Famous quotes containing the words hell and/or pretty:
“O my dear Candide! You knew Paquette, that pretty attendant of our august baroness; I tasted in her arms the delights of paradise, which produced these torments of hell by which you see me devoured; she was infected and may have died of it.”
—Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (16941778)
“O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear, your true loves coming,
That can sing both high and low.
Trip no further, pretty sweeting.
Journeys end in lovers meeting,
Every wise mans son doth know.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)