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David Bowie - Pin Ups CD (album) cover

PIN UPS

David Bowie

 

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ziggystardust360
2 stars This is David Bowie's first and only cover album,shortly after he killed his Ziggy Stardust character. But,he still works with The Spiders minus Mick Woodmansey.

Pin Ups open with ''Rosalyn'' this is a very Proto-Punk track.Bowie gives this song a new edge.

''Here comes The Night'' is a great cover.A very excellent track.He makes it his own song.

''I wish You Would'' continues the trend of the last two.Excellent as well.

''See Emily Play'' is the most progressive you get on this album.Bowie uses voice effects on this song.Which you would later see on ''Fame''.Probably the best track,in prog terms.

''Everything's Alright'' is a personal favorite of mine.I love the funk that Bowie mixes in it.And the chorus is also why I love it.

''I Can't Explain'' sounds older than the original that The Who made.It sounds very 1950's.

''Friday On My Mind'' is one of my favorite tracks by him.I actually have had this cover stuck in my head for the longest time.

''Sorrow'' took a few listens for me before it could really take full throttle on me.But I find it really great. The violin intro,Bowie's voice near the end is exceptional.

''Don't Bring Me Down'' is not very good,next to the other songs.

''Shapes of Things'' is another progressive track.Bowie brings his brilliance to this track with effects and Mick's guitar work.

''Anyway,Anyhow.Anywhere'' is a great cover.Bowie really sings good and it ends up creating that same edge the original song did.Its the heaviest song on this album.Aynsley Dunbar's drums are really stick out.

''Where Have All the Goodtimes Gone'' is actually great.Because Bowie just sings it like its one of his original songs.

Now here comes the harsh part,as a Bowie fan,I love it but most prog fans would hate this album. It has only two prog type songs.Really this is for fans only.Its not remotely progressive so I will have to give it two stars.

ziggystardust360 | 2/5 |

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