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Let's talk some Bowie (not the knife)

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vamrat said:
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All the Madmen - David Bowie.

Cuase I'd rather stay here with all the madmen than perish with the sad men roaming free.
And I'd rather play here with all the madmen for I'm quite content they're all as sane as me.
You should break out a thread where people talk Bowie. I am redoing my listening library and my Bowie is spotty. I really like some stuff, really not other stuff. And I don't know much about white people music in general.
Bowie is probably my favorite musician, but yeah, he can be pretty spotty.  I really like the 2-4 albums - Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, and Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.  There are a few good ones from the Berlin Trilogy but I don't think he has an album greater than Ziggy.  Could have named it The Rise and Fall of David Bowie, not that I think he really fell, it was just hard to top that album.
 

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Guess this thread is not going to get a lot of traffic, I have a better idea perhaps on how to reshape it.
 

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vamrat said:
vamrat said:
orthonorm said:
vamrat said:
All the Madmen - David Bowie.

Cuase I'd rather stay here with all the madmen than perish with the sad men roaming free.
And I'd rather play here with all the madmen for I'm quite content they're all as sane as me.
You should break out a thread where people talk Bowie. I am redoing my listening library and my Bowie is spotty. I really like some stuff, really not other stuff. And I don't know much about white people music in general.
Bowie is probably my favorite musician, but yeah, he can be pretty spotty.  I really like the 2-4 albums - Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, and Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.  There are a few good ones from the Berlin Trilogy but I don't think he has an album greater than Ziggy.  Could have named it The Rise and Fall of David Bowie, not that I think he really fell, it was just hard to top that album.
I'll +1 the choices on this list (Hunky Dory has hands down some of the best songs in Bowie's catalog) and raise it Diamond Dogs and Scary Monsters.
 

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Artists like him seem like they come from a different world altogether these days. I mean there is still art, but people like Bowie had a certain personality, perhaps inherited from humanity's ample cultural past that nowadays seems to simply be forgotten and replaced by, death.
 
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merry_Christmas,_Mr._Lawrence

David Bowie Bing Crosby

http://www.openculture.com/2012/12/david_bowie_and_bing_crosby_sing_the_little_drummer_boy_back_in_1977.html

 

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With the passing of Lou Reed, I kind of want to pick up Transformer, since that was done with David Bowie and Mick Ronson (one of my favorite guitarists primarily because of the Spiders from Mars).  I also would like to hear the Aladdin Sane album.  I wonder if I can find them on record still.  Otherwise, CD is nice because I can play it in the car.
 
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