Discussion: David Bowie

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I went to see bowie when he did tin machine which was awesome as it was areally small gig and I was right at the front, compared to the serious moonlight tour where he was a speck in the distance!!!

>>By scarletnikki



lol, yeah, i dont get why bands do BIG gigs ... they should do LOTS of little ones, then all the ppl can see them.
i LOVE him, but i dont have a fav album, tho, like every1 else, i like his older stuff.

>>By nite nite



alrighty then

>>By korn,7



I just bought Aladdin Sane today. It's pretty good and sounds like the kind of album that will grow on me. Lady Grinning Soul is almost as good an end-of-album song as Rock'n'Roll Suicide.

>>By Flagg



Anyone who hasn't heard Outside should really try and hear it.

>>By Flagg



Someone needs to revitalise this board in case Tchock wanders in and thinks all Bowie fans are dull losers.

What does everyone think of Low? I'm listening to it now and I think it's good, though not his best and it took a while to grow on me.

>>By Flagg



I never really liked low, that was tooo eno diamond dogs was a bit better,

>>By scarletnikki



I think a good thing about Low is there's quite a few instrumentals, which isn't something he does very often. Diamond Dogs... I haven't heard the album except for Rebel Rebel and the title track. I don't like that song but Rebel Rebel is brilliant.

>>By Flagg



I didnt like the instrumentals too much , I love rebel rebel. I just wish I could have seen him live when he was ziggy or the thin white duke.any of you seen the man who fell to earth?

>>By scarletnikki



I think I have it on video, it was on tv a while ago and we recorded it. I haven't watched it yet, but I will as apparently it's really good.

>>By Flagg



another good film of bowies is christian f and the hunger.

>>By scarletnikki



Cool, I'll look out for them. He's done loads more films than you'd think. Dunno how he makes time for films *and* tonnes of albums. :p

>>By Flagg



cause hes god

>>By RaNcId_StAr



well ,because he has been around since the 1960's!!!!have you seen goodbye mr lawrence?

>>By scarletnikki



whats everones fave bowie hiarstyle? I loved the whole ziggy stardust look.

>>By scarletnikki



The one he's got now I reckon. Or the Hours... one.

>>By Flagg



May 2005, wow.

The music is (still) outside.

>>By Flagg



And he's just turned 60. 'Appy Birfday, Dai!
D

>>By nonyeb



Really? It's amazing, he doesn't look a day over forty-something.

>>By Flagg



I wonder when he last performed 'Laughing Gnome'?
His 60th year might be a good time for a re-release!

>>By Captain



"Ha ha ha. Hee hee hee.
I'm a laughing gnome & you can't catch me".

Yep, they don't write 'em like that anymore!
Yes, he really is 60. The man has good genes.
'Jean-genes', no doubt!
( : i )

>>By nonyeb



Oh the pun. Jean-genes or a damn good surgeon.
He did perform The Laughing Gnome several years ago on a Bowie-dedicated tv show. Maybe it was his 50th birthday, dunno. Anyway they got viewer to vote on what song he should play and everyone voted for The Laughing Gnome. Not quite sure why...

>>By Flagg



oh god I love the laughing gnome i remember the video!!!!

>>By scarletnikki



I'm simply staggered as to why he wrote The Laughing Gnome in the first place. Even as a 'hippy cash-in', it hardly convinces.
Turn to Syd Barrett's Gnome song on the first Floyd album for a far better example of this sub-genre!

(Hi Nikki, by the way!)

>>By nonyeb



Is there a name for this sub-genre?

It's a funny song sure, but let's be honest, it's not exactly Ashes to Ashes.

>>By Flagg



It's probably far easier to choose a bad or unlikeable Bowie song than a great one....... Plenty of choice among the latter. Lots of underrated stuff too.

>>By nonyeb



The sub-genre of gnome songs would have to be called "Little Folk-music" or something!

>>By nonyeb



yeah I love ashes to ashes ,I remember that video cost 45.000.

>>By scarletnikki



I think most of his rubbish songs were on the little cluster of albums in the eighties like Never Let Me Down and Tonight.

>>By Flagg



Yes, it's commonly held that Never Let Me Down & Tonight reached a comparative nadir. One of two nice songs there, like Loving The Alien & the cover of God Only Knows, but you really had to scratch around for them.
The Tin Machine period wasn't a fave of everyone's either.
Ashes To Ashes was from the time of Scary Monsters, Super Creeps wasn't it? There was barely a duff track on that album.

>>By nonyeb



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