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The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by eumaas » 05 Aug 2009, 1:54pm

The exotica break in "Moonage Daydream" is fucking awesome.
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Post by Heston » 05 Aug 2009, 1:59pm

eumaas wrote:The exotica break in "Moonage Daydream" is fucking awesome.
Yes, love it.

My favourite song on my favourite Bowie album, and the passage you refer to is IMMENSE.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: The David Bowie is God Thread

Post by eumaas » 05 Aug 2009, 2:01pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:The exotica break in "Moonage Daydream" is fucking awesome.
Yes, love it.

My favourite song on my favourite Bowie album, and the passage you refer to is IMMENSE.
Who the fuck would expect a bit of Martin Denny in the middle of that song? What an inspired arrangement.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by Wolter » 05 Aug 2009, 2:05pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:The exotica break in "Moonage Daydream" is fucking awesome.
Yes, love it.

My favourite song on my favourite Bowie album, and the passage you refer to is IMMENSE.
Whoa, eumhestolter?

That part blows my fucking mind.

Bowie is God.
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Post by IkarisOne » 05 Aug 2009, 2:06pm

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Bowie is God. There are no two ways about it. If you haven't, pick up Loving the Alien so you can see just how superhuman he was in the 70s, and how he lived The Man Who Fell to Earth in the 80s.

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Post by Heston » 05 Aug 2009, 2:07pm

I also love the heavy delay on the vocals as the track reaches a climax, PANTASTIC!
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Heston » 05 Aug 2009, 2:11pm

I urge a little caution here, God would never have appeared with Mick Jagger in the Dancing In the Street video.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by eumaas » 05 Aug 2009, 2:13pm

Heston wrote:I urge a little caution here, God would never have appeared with Mick Jagger in the Dancing In the Street video.
Listen, the Abrahamic omnipotent infallible god is the wrong model here. Think more along the lines of the Olympians or the Aesir and Vanir.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Post by IkarisOne » 05 Aug 2009, 2:13pm

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God at 50.

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Post by Heston » 05 Aug 2009, 2:15pm

eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:I urge a little caution here, God would never have appeared with Mick Jagger in the Dancing In the Street video.
Listen, the Abrahamic omnipotent infallible god is the wrong model here. Think more along the lines of the Olympians or the Aesir and Vanir.
Ok, I've done that and still consider Bowie's involvement a travesty.

1985 rears its ugly fucking mug again.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Wolter » 05 Aug 2009, 2:17pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:I urge a little caution here, God would never have appeared with Mick Jagger in the Dancing In the Street video.
Listen, the Abrahamic omnipotent infallible god is the wrong model here. Think more along the lines of the Olympians or the Aesir and Vanir.
Ok, I've done that and still consider Bowie's involvement a travesty.

1985 rears its ugly fucking mug again.
Ragnarok.

Afterwards: a rebirth.
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Post by MadModWorld » 05 Aug 2009, 2:21pm

Heston wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Heston wrote:I urge a little caution here, God would never have appeared with Mick Jagger in the Dancing In the Street video.
Listen, the Abrahamic omnipotent infallible god is the wrong model here. Think more along the lines of the Olympians or the Aesir and Vanir.
Ok, I've done that and still consider Bowie's involvement a travesty.

1985 rears its ugly fucking mug again.
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Post by wmhp » 05 Aug 2009, 2:36pm

He looks like that woman from Kate and Ally who was in third rock

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Post by Wolter » 05 Aug 2009, 2:36pm

wmhp wrote:
He looks like that woman from Kate and Ally who was in third rock
Jane Curtain, man! She was in the original SNL cast!
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Aug 2009, 2:37pm

Wolter wrote:
wmhp wrote:
He looks like that woman from Kate and Ally who was in third rock
Jane Curtain, man! She was in the original SNL cast!
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