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RIP David Bowie

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by EastEnder, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Thanks Voley! :)
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  2. Humberto

    Humberto stir up the righteous

  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Onto Low now and feel like I've arrived. Speed Of Life. Wow. First came across this on an Air Essential Mix - must have listened to this dozens of times. Amazing
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  4. story

    story Changing the facts

    You may get more out of the earlier stuff after getting to grips with the Berlin albums.
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  5. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Yes it was oryx :)

    I wrote this on my Twatbook page, about this song:

    The years immediately following my mum's death were the worst and most frightening times of my life, the loneliest and the darkest. My head was in chaos, I thought I was going mad. I used to listen to this album loads on the way to school and back, trying to keep it together, and this song in particular was like a hand reaching out to me. In all its overblownness, it was like somebody showing me that it was okay to have fifty different emotions rocketing around your brain at once, that you could still feel sorrowful AND hopeful, that it would be alright.
  6. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Was also utterly transfixed by this song, in a brilliantly teenage way - even covered my schoolbooks with the lyrics :D (yes, I know it's not one of his, but what a performance)

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  7. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    this is something else!
  8. story

    story Changing the facts

    Tell us what it's called do we can find it online!
  9. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    They didnt list it - just announced it last minute. I'll post it after it goes on RTE i player - i hope everyone in the UK gets to see it!!!
  10. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    i just love how one of Bowie's images was 'the 80's yuppy.' So clever
  11. Voley

    Voley If you're happy and you know it, fuck off.

    That's a fitting epitaph, right there. No higher praise than that imo, May.
  12. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara channelling Lynda Day

    Ah, thank you :)

    I also think the line "I look at my watch, it says 9.25 and I think 'oh god, I'm still alive'" will resonate with anyone who's held down a really shit job :D
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  13. Humberto

    Humberto stir up the righteous

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  14. story

    story Changing the facts

    Take it to the other thread, if you please.
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  15. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    I think that Bowie's importance lies in the fact that he represented the idea of music as an art form. Before Bowie no one had really done this so explicitly. Music has always been an art form of course but Bowie was the first to make this explicit - the connection between music and art. Other bands followed in this vein - the attempt to make the whole image an art form, both music and look eg Japan, Spandau Ballet, Gary Numan
  16. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

  17. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Your prerogative - but its worth pointing out that ronson did all the fantastic arrangements and wrote the piano parts for hunky dory and Ziggy - I suspect hes responsible for co-writing the songs - the amazing chords progressions and key changes. Bowie post ronson become melodically and song structure wise much simpler - check out the sheet music for life on mars or changes or Bewlay brothers.
    Ronson was a huge and underrated talent IMO - and at 50% responsible for a big chunk of bowies greatest work.
    And his guitar playing is sublime - the solo on the live version of moonage daydream is just wondeful..
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  19. terrythomas

    terrythomas An absolute shower

    His voice and that piano...
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  20. terrythomas

    terrythomas An absolute shower

    I used to listen to this over and over as a teen, completely captivated
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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  22. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    I'm having a cry right now....:('

  23. story

    story Changing the facts

    I think the Bowie mural will always be a kind of shrine or place of pilgrimage now. Music fans from all over the world will visit here if they're in Town, I reckon. It's not like it's hard to get to or hard to find, eh. Stansfield Road just around the corner, and an easy step to the Free Festival bandstand in Beckenham (they've been trying to renovate it for a while now), even the Starman lightbox on the stairs in Morley's, .... These will all be stages on a journey for some people from now on.
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  24. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Went past the mural again this morning. There's still a considerable international-looking (and sounding) crowd there. It looks set to become a tourist attraction, a bit like the John Lennon wall in Prague, I reckon.

    One small caveat. I notice next to the mural is a huge advert for Iman (a perfume?), which I presume is his wife's product. Can anyone remember if it was up before his death? If it's gone up this week, it's another reminder how - in the words of the maestro - "Low" corporate capitalism is prepared to sink. :(
  25. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    To quote Mick Rock on Ronson: "It's like having Stravinsky in your band."
  26. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Then, of course, there's Cygnet Committee from the "Space Oddity" album, with its now poignant fade out.

  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I love "The Man Who Sold The World". So many excellent tracks, no filler.
  28. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I have listened to an album a day in the gym. Tonight in the car I capped it with Peter and the wolf. He sounded very dignified and like he was really enjoying it :thumbs:
  29. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy

    Five years, this is the link from RTE last night, you cant download it from outside Ireland but hope people can find it online Watch David Bowie: Five Years online
  30. Favelado

    Favelado The Perfect Kiss

    Do you mean the "Let's Dance" era Bowie? I thought that was done sincerely - that he in fact felt ashamed of that period for a while and disowned it - before embracing it again later after the music went through a deserved reappraisal.

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