“The Laughing Gnome / Gospel According To Tony Day” is a single by David Bowie, released on 14 April 1967. A pastiche of songs by one of Bowie’s early influences, Anthony Newley, it was originally released as a novelty single on Deram Records in 1967.
The track consisted of the singer meeting and conversing with the creature of the title, whose sped-up voice (created by Bowie and studio engineer Gus Dudgeon) delivered a number of puns on the word “gnome”.
Original Label. 45 Deram DR 39798 1967 *****