The David Bowie is God Thread

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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 20 Jun 2017, 11:39am

Exception being Tin Machine, which I think were pretty great as long as Hunt didn't have the microphone. For a star (and ego) as big as David to give up control and just be in the band is pretty incredible.

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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Wolter » 20 Jun 2017, 6:13pm

coffeepotman wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 11:39am
Exception being Tin Machine, which I think were pretty great as long as Hunt didn't have the microphone. For a star (and ego) as big as David to give up control and just be in the band is pretty incredible.
Yeah. I didn't want to over complicate my statement, but Tin Machine are fine. They get weirdly attacked as a low point for Bowie, when they were far better than the two albums before and the one immediately following them.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by JennyB » 21 Jun 2017, 10:57am

Wolter wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 6:13pm
coffeepotman wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 11:39am
Exception being Tin Machine, which I think were pretty great as long as Hunt didn't have the microphone. For a star (and ego) as big as David to give up control and just be in the band is pretty incredible.
Yeah. I didn't want to over complicate my statement, but Tin Machine are fine. They get weirdly attacked as a low point for Bowie, when they were far better than the two albums before and the one immediately following them.
And bad Bowie is still better than the best of most others out there.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 21 Jun 2017, 3:55pm

I think Tin Machine upset mostly Davids "newer" fans, mostly 80's people who thought Lets Dance was the greatest thing they ever heard...we knew better remembering a time when Mick Ronson RULED that stage and was the original guitar god! He meant more to me that Hendrix,Clapton, and Beck put together.

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Post by tepista » 07 Jul 2017, 8:16pm

can't take credit for this, someone on the internet said "Tell my wi-fi love her very much..."
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Jul 2017, 5:41pm

tepista wrote:
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can't take credit for this, someone on the internet said "Tell my wi-fi love her very much..."
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Wolter » 12 Jul 2017, 9:36pm

I think I once again have everything on this, but it still looks like a great set. The only tracks that would probably be an upgrade for me are the Baal songs; I only have an MP3 rip of those. But to be honest, they're not something I go back to often.

But, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably buy it anyway.

The next set will be interesting, since the actual albums will be dire, but a disc of all the random soundtrack songs he did during that period would probably be pretty entertaining, if all over the map.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by coffeepotman » 13 Jul 2017, 2:55pm

There's a remix of The Lodger, might be interesting...I really like that album

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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 14 Jul 2017, 10:23am

Wolter wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 9:36pm
I think I once again have everything on this, but it still looks like a great set. The only tracks that would probably be an upgrade for me are the Baal songs; I only have an MP3 rip of those. But to be honest, they're not something I go back to often.

But, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably buy it anyway.

The next set will be interesting, since the actual albums will be dire, but a disc of all the random soundtrack songs he did during that period would probably be pretty entertaining, if all over the map.
I like "Let's Dance" but fuck it's unreal that it followed (albeit 3 years later) "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" it feels like there should be a 10 year gap betwwen those albums.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Kory » 14 Jul 2017, 12:17pm

Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 10:23am
Wolter wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 9:36pm
I think I once again have everything on this, but it still looks like a great set. The only tracks that would probably be an upgrade for me are the Baal songs; I only have an MP3 rip of those. But to be honest, they're not something I go back to often.

But, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably buy it anyway.

The next set will be interesting, since the actual albums will be dire, but a disc of all the random soundtrack songs he did during that period would probably be pretty entertaining, if all over the map.
I like "Let's Dance" but fuck it's unreal that it followed (albeit 3 years later) "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" it feels like there should be a 10 year gap betwwen those albums.
It goes to show how much Nile Rodgers probably had to do with that album. Another large shift, from glam rock to art rock, had some funk and soul to bridge the gap and show a more natural progression.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 14 Jul 2017, 12:37pm

Kory wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 12:17pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 10:23am
Wolter wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 9:36pm
I think I once again have everything on this, but it still looks like a great set. The only tracks that would probably be an upgrade for me are the Baal songs; I only have an MP3 rip of those. But to be honest, they're not something I go back to often.

But, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably buy it anyway.

The next set will be interesting, since the actual albums will be dire, but a disc of all the random soundtrack songs he did during that period would probably be pretty entertaining, if all over the map.
I like "Let's Dance" but fuck it's unreal that it followed (albeit 3 years later) "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" it feels like there should be a 10 year gap betwwen those albums.
It goes to show how much Nile Rodgers probably had to do with that album. Another large shift, from glam rock to art rock, had some funk and soul to bridge the gap and show a more natural progression.
Yeah I think you are right Kory. The shift in style between Diamond Dogs and Young Americans shows how great an artist David was and the feeling that you can change direction and still make great music. "Let's Dance" may not be classic Bowie material but it is great pop music.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Kory » 14 Jul 2017, 12:46pm

Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 12:37pm
Kory wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 12:17pm
Marky Dread wrote:
14 Jul 2017, 10:23am
Wolter wrote:
12 Jul 2017, 9:36pm
I think I once again have everything on this, but it still looks like a great set. The only tracks that would probably be an upgrade for me are the Baal songs; I only have an MP3 rip of those. But to be honest, they're not something I go back to often.

But, if I had the disposable income, I'd probably buy it anyway.

The next set will be interesting, since the actual albums will be dire, but a disc of all the random soundtrack songs he did during that period would probably be pretty entertaining, if all over the map.
I like "Let's Dance" but fuck it's unreal that it followed (albeit 3 years later) "Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)" it feels like there should be a 10 year gap betwwen those albums.
It goes to show how much Nile Rodgers probably had to do with that album. Another large shift, from glam rock to art rock, had some funk and soul to bridge the gap and show a more natural progression.
Yeah I think you are right Kory. The shift in style between Diamond Dogs and Young Americans shows how great an artist David was and the feeling that you can change direction and still make great music. "Let's Dance" may not be classic Bowie material but it is great pop music.
I love Let's Dance. I may be in a minority but I do sometimes classify it as classic Bowie depending on my mood. It's so effective at what it's trying to do, that it seems like such a success.
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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by Flex » 14 Jul 2017, 12:47pm

Kory wrote:
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I love Let's Dance. I may be in a minority but I do sometimes classify it as classic Bowie depending on my mood. It's so effective at what it's trying to do, that it seems like such a success.
The whole album, or the song? The latter, for sure. The former, I'd like to hear the argument.
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