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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Warthur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2011 at 09:01
On Diamond Dogs the triptych of Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) always makes my hair stand on end.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ExittheLemming Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2011 at 09:04
Originally posted by Warthur Warthur wrote:

On Diamond Dogs the triptych of Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise) always makes my hair stand on end.


Electrocution works for me that ain't prog either
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 23 2011 at 09:21
No.Stern Smile
 
(Others already have -- very well.)  Wink
 
Anyway, guess what -- "prog" is a highly subjective notion. It is what we each think it is. Move along.


Edited by Peter - June 23 2011 at 09:28
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Space Oddity is pretty proggy to my ears and it sound very much like early king crimson. love that tune soo much the mellotron is fascinating.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeanFrame Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2011 at 10:00
Life on Mars has plenty of inventive stuff in it; maybe still too many pop elements as well though.
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I listened to 1.Outside, incredible album, really proggy.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 02 2011 at 11:21
I think there´s a distinct kraut feel to this - and you can really hear how much Eno learned from Moebius and Roedelius - for then to influence Bowie on the Berliner trilogy. Some famous rock critics seem to forget where that desolate electronic vibe came from though, and that is a shame. Cluster should be up there in terms of inspiring a truckload of new-wave bands and moreover pioneering the whole ambient scene - vintage as well as the current.



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elves and sh*t, man!
 
 
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Originally posted by zravkapt zravkapt wrote:

elves and sh*t, man!
 
 



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Virtually the entirety of Low and Heroes, which I suspect is the main reason he's here in the first place. More progressive than a thousand Genesis and Yes rip offs with their lame, second hand, arpeggio/mellotron infested 'compositions'
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Hi everybody!

Bowie's so called 'Berlin years' with albums Low and Heroes
contain songs, that one might call ambient music, which
surely via Brian Eno for example is related to Prog.
Also The Man who sold the World has The Width of a Circle
and The Supermen, songs that come close to Prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abstrakt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 13 2012 at 14:16
Side 2 of both "Low" and "Heroes" are, if not prog rock, at least pretty progressive. I'm sure Brian Eno had alot to do with it. Certainly good, experimental synth stuff! Cool
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Yellow Brick Road, oh wait, my bad that is Elton John, he is here isn't he?
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Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

As a Prog Related artist, I think he has a fair amount of material with a prog (music in prog categories such as Krautrock) relation (and I could see him in Crossover for the Berlin trilogy).

From Low:



From "Heroes":








All of these are the prog Bowie but his Fripp and Eno connections are more than enough reason
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Originally posted by The_Jester The_Jester wrote:

I listened to 1.Outside, incredible album, really proggy.
 
Its epic length of 74 minutes and 36 seconds really, really, really pleases me.
 
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The Width of a Circle
Baal's Hymn
Wild is the Wind

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 27 2012 at 11:56
The song i would add, was allready mentioned.
 
So, lets put it in writing,
 
Bowie kind of defines the Prog related section, he is related not only because he makes a lot of Prog, on about 1/3 of his album, Prog tracks that would fit perfectly into a main prog genre, most of them shown in other posts.
 
He is also Prog related, because he have made albums with many Prog artists, like Fripp,Eno, Belew, Simon House, Roger Powell.
 
He is no mainstream pop artist. Yes he made some pop albums, and some bestsellers, but he was constantly changing and developing. Not many artists have made as diffrent albums as Bowie,
 
And you may actualy wonder why he is "only" on PA as "Prog related"


Edited by tamijo - May 27 2012 at 12:26
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Bowie was an art rock artist in general. No 20 minutes long prog epics, but still very progressive and original.

If he wouldn't go pop in 80's, I guess he would be in crossover prog section here. At least I believe that his Berlin Trilogy deserves to be praised as one of the key moments of post-1976 prog/minimalist prog, alongside wth Discipline.

Edited by ole-the-first - May 27 2012 at 12:13
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"1984" was the height of Progressive Disco. Eat your heart out Bee Gees!

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I must say Low and Heroes are extremely proggy too. They're quite good albums! Progressive disco? That's pretty odd but effectively I can't think of another way of naming it. Except maybe post-disco.
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