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    Posted: April 17 2015 at 18:38
I just started getting into this guy. He seems so interesting so i'm not sure why it's taken me so long. 

I bought Hunky Dory as my first album about 1 week ago and love some of the songs off of it. 
He's such a cultural chameleon..

What are PA's thoughts on David Bowie?

Favorite album?


Edited by Horizons - April 17 2015 at 18:40
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Ziggy Stardust (simply one of the best rock albums ever released. Ever.)
Diamond Dogs (a sentimental favorite, and the 1st Bowie album I owned)
Aladdin Sane
Hunky Dory
 
Love these. The rest are hit and miss.


Edited by The Dark Elf - April 17 2015 at 22:52
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My favourite Bowie albums rank pretty much equally so it's difficult to choose.

What doesn't surprise me is that these albums are (tenuously) linked by a common theme, then that particular theme actually began on his début album and has cropped up on several of his albums.

Favourite album: The Man Who Sold The World
Favourite track: Width Of A Circle

My kid sister was a big fan in the early 70s and she bought all his albums before I did. This was the first album of her's that I listened to that really stood-out because of its down right heaviness. It's also quite an odd album in my opinion as all the tracks seem longer than they actually are. 

2nd: Diamond Dogs.
Favourite track: Sweet Thing/Candidate.

This album was Bowie's return to the hard rock of MWSTW and picked up on some of the dystopian ideas of that album to form a loose Orwellian concept.

3rd: Station To Station.
Favourite track: Station To Station.

The album that preceded this (Young Americans) I really cannot abide apart from its one saving grace and that's Carlos Aloma's guitar riff on Fame. But the diluting of the blue-eyed soul of that album with rock and the first introduction of Krautrock as a direct influence created something of a curiosity album that confounds and confuses as it jumps around different musical styles and vocal styles but rather oddly works.

4th: David Bowie (i.e., his 2nd album - aka "Space Oddity")
Favourite track: Cygnet Committee

This would have been top if it contained more songs Prog songs like Cygnet Committee and Wild Eyed Boy From Free Cloud, but it doesn't so it isn't.



Edited by Dean - April 17 2015 at 20:27
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Station to Station, Heroes, Low and Ziggy Stardust.
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I'm another really, really big fan of The Man Who Sold The World, also gotta love:

Hunky Dory
Ziggy Stardust
Young Americans
Station To Station
Low
"Heroes"
Scary Monsters and Super Creeps
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Outside

Outside is very interesting, being Bowie's take on industrial. Specifically, industrial as derived from The Young Gods, who play post-industrial leaning industrial rock with big inspiration from '80's era Swans.
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I adore LOVE all Bowie's albums prior 80's, he is just too brilliant really! xxx
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2015 at 22:38
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

My favourite Bowie albums rank pretty much equally so it's difficult to choose.

What doesn't surprise me is that these albums are (tenuously) linked by a common theme, then that particular theme actually began on his début album and has cropped up on several of his albums.

Favourite album: The Man Who Sold The World
Favourite track: Width Of A Circle

My kid sister was a big fan in the early 70s and she bought all his albums before I did. This was the first album of her's that I listened to that really stood-out because of its down right heaviness. It's also quite an odd album in my opinion as all the tracks seem longer than they actually are. 

2nd: Diamond Dogs.
Favourite track: Sweet Thing/Candidate.

This album was Bowie's return to the hard rock of MWSTW and picked up on some of the dystopian ideas of that album to form a loose Orwellian concept.

3rd: Station To Station.
Favourite track: Station To Station.

The album that preceded this (Young Americans) I really cannot abide apart from its one saving grace and that's Carlos Aloma's guitar riff on Fame. But the diluting of the blue-eyed soul of that album with rock and the first introduction of Krautrock as a direct influence created something of a curiosity album that confounds and confuses as it jumps around different musical styles and vocal styles but rather oddly works.

4th: David Bowie (i.e., his 2nd album - aka "Space Oddity")
Favourite track: Cygnet Committee

This would have been top if it contained more songs Prog songs like Cygnet Committee and Wild Eyed Boy From Free Cloud, but it doesn't so it isn't.

Whooohaaaa all the the above are my favorites! Dean, this one is for you ApproveThumbs UpHugDavid Bowie - Lady Grinning Soul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABDnAWMZ1mQ&index=42&list=PLMyHPEAFkfwM_QhxdQ8EBNtoGg_AeGUSS xxx
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I just started getting into this guy. He seems so interesting so i'm not sure why it's taken me so long. 

I bought Hunky Dory as my first album about 1 week ago and love some of the songs off of it. 
He's such a cultural chameleon..

What are PA's thoughts on David Bowie?

Favorite album?


We like him so you won't, dude.
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I just started getting into this guy. He seems so interesting so i'm not sure why it's taken me so long. 

I bought Hunky Dory as my first album about 1 week ago and love some of the songs off of it. 
He's such a cultural chameleon..

What are PA's thoughts on David Bowie?

Favorite album?
I have many favorite albums before the 80's, but this is my ultimate favorite song, Horizons. I dedicate this now to you Smile big hug Hug The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in 1972. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPi09iUAnU&list=PLMyHPEAFkfwM_QhxdQ8EBNtoGg_AeGUSS&index=86 xxxxx
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David Bowie - Space Oddity - LEAD VOCAL ONLY (and no effects) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbdcxFJ-1nw HeartApprove
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He's cool, at least where his 1967 - 1972 material is concerned. I need to get more of his stuff.
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Bowie covers Jacques Brel's "La Mort", lyrics in English written by Bowie tho' David Bowie - My Death (Hammersmith Odeon, London, 3 July 1973) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9WSqQS1PJg xxxx
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My fav would have to be Scary Monsters, But I love most of his stuff. Saw the Serious Moonlight tour at the CNE in Toronto, 50 feet from the stage, special guest Mick Ronson
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I adore Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), 1.Outside and Hunky Dory
I quite like The Next Day, Heroes, Diamond Dogs and Aladdin Sane (the latter principally, for Mike Garson's piano)

What remains, (that I've heard) just irritates

At least we've got this far through the thread without anyone trotting out the lame chameleon descri... s.h.i.t. ...oh wait...Dead


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the only actual albums i heard are Ziggy Stardust and The Next Day; otherwise it's just compilation albums (with fantastic songs on it, Life on Mars?, The Jean Genie, "Heroes" (despite only being the SINGLE VERSION, grrrrr), and Ashes to Ashes are only just a few examples. forgot to mention that i also heard some of Low because...experiments.

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These are about as much as I love Bowie, prior to the 80's Smile
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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
The man who sold the world
Honky Dory
Alladin Sane
Pin Ups
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Young Americans
Stage (which is a compilation of previous tracks on other albums)
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Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:


Stage (which is a compilation of previous tracks on other albums)

...otherwise known as a live album (hence the title) Wink

...initial UK copies were press in yellow vinyl (yup, I have that version)

...recorded during the Isolar II tour 1978

...I took my kid sister to the 1st July show at Earl's Court
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by Kati Kati wrote:


Stage (which is a compilation of previous tracks on other albums)

...otherwise known as a live album (hence the title) Wink

...initial UK copies were press in yellow vinyl (yup, I have that version)

...recorded during the Isolar II tour 1978
 

...I took my kid sister to the 1st July show at Earl's Court
 
Awww I am jealous, really! I miss out on so much here! I love Bowie too much! Also I do not own the album, I have a bootleg version, not illegal download tho' it's a copy from by brother in law (still a bootleg tho') Unhappy
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My faves in order of preffy...

The Man Who Sold The World
Station To Station
Diamond Dogs
Low
Scary Monsters
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I never paid much attention to Bowie.  I had a copy of Heroes on cassette.  Outside was where I really took an interest in exploring.  I have added stuff before that but don't find much before Heroes all that interesting. 
"Heroes"    1977            317    1/1/98
Scary Monsters    1980            318    1/1/98
Outside    1995            319    1/1/95
EART HL I NG    1997            320    1/1/97
Never Let Me Down    1987            507    7/24/99
hours…'    1999            510    10/31/99
Buddha of Suburbia, The    1993            508    3/1/00
Lodger    1979            610    11/6/00
Low    1977            609    11/6/00
Heathen    2002            708    6/11/02
Black Tie, White Noise    1993            1113    12/30/03
Reality    2003            1007    8/28/04
Man Who Sold the World, The    1973            1209    10/27/06
Station to Station    1975            1210    10/27/06
The acquisition dates aren't accurate for anything before 1999 when I first started logging in things.

His best albums for me are those where he had progressive musicians along for the ride.


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