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 Post subject: David Bowie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:35 pm 
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"Do you have you one funky sequined spacesuit, Bowie, or do you have several ch-ch-changes?"

Couldn't find a thread, suprisingly. I know E.G. and Tilda like him, and I'm sure there are others.

Anyway, we have a few Bowie albums that have come into our store as part of the 2 for £10 (or 2 for £7 if you're me). Including a best of, I already have "Hunky Dory", "Ziggy Stardust" and "Aladdin Sane" and I fancy adding to the collection. So, out of the following, what do you recommend?

Diamond Dogs
Low
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Let's Dance
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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:57 pm 
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Oooh! 8)

I'd probably go for Station To Station and Scary Monsters as the first combo. Station.. comes just before he went all Berlin-esque with the Low / Heroes / Lodger trilogy, so it's still quite commercial (coming after Young Americans, as it did) but is also nicely arty as well. Scary Monsters is most people's (ie critics :wink: ) idea of what the last great Bowie album possibly was (I'd disagree...his 00s albums are better), and is 80s in a good way, whereas Let's Dance is 80s in a more dated, er, fashion. If you have a Best Of, chances are you've got the best songs from Let's Dance already :lol:

Then you could go for Low & Diamond Dogs....the latter is the last of his futuristic glam rock phase than began with Ziggy.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:55 pm 
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...Ziggy Live..excellent album...his Ziggy era was his best to me..brilliant songwriting..

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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Nice one. :smt023

I'd probably say "Scary Monsters" has the better songs on it, compared to "Station to Station" but I'm tempted to continue in some kind of order, and get the 70s albums first.

I suppose I could just get them all at once. :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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I love his music! Like his unique style and his velvet voice. :)
I think I've got some of his LP's lyng around.

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Heroes...since always :P
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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoPPiDkXO3Y

One of my favorite songs, if not my favorite off Hunky Dory. Great chords.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:44 pm 
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I bought eight.

Considering they're usually £15 for one, getting 8 for £28 isn't bad going in my book. "Scary Monsters" wasn't there, so I couldn't get that. Nor was "Heroes" which I would've liked.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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8 in one go?! :shock: You're turning into me :lol:

Great value though, I agree. Some seriously good stuff there for your 28 pounds.

One of my locals now has some Bowie in its 2 for 10s as well, but Heroes isn't among theirs either.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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I know it's on order for us, but we just can't seem to get it in. I think all the stuff in the south of England comes from the same warehouse in Birmingham.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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Have been particularly impressed by "Low" and "Station To Station" so far. "Lodger" is the first one I'm not sure about at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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:smt023 Yeah, StS is a particular fave of mine from the 70s...Low and Heroes are up there too. I'm probably in the minority in preferring the later 70s stuff to the Ziggy/Aladdin Sane era. But it's all good.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:59 pm 
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He is my hero.

:D

(Actually I don't own that many albums... I have Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, Low and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. And then the 2CD Best of, which is lushhhh. I must get some more!)

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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I've had the 2CD Best Of, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane for a few years now; you should definitely try and get them now though when they're cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:44 pm 
I like Bowie, I respect Bowie, and there is more than a handful of his songs that I truely love. However, I can't really profess to ever being one of the Bowielittes! I can see where the fascination in him stemmed, especially in his adrogynous phase in the seventies, and the guy really is a star, but I just can't seem to........love him, if you know what I mean? And quite frankly, I ain't going to push myself to do so - I've already got Hendrix, Marley & Morrison! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: David Bowie
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I get where you're coming from Stevo. For me, even at his best Bowie only inspires great admiration or respect for what he does. I have just about every album and all the non-album singles and soundtrack stuff, always enjoy them, yet for some reason I never immediately think of Bowie when the subject of my favourite acts comes around.

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