70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

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70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Poll ended at 13 Feb 2010, 16:09

70s david bowie
35
67%
70s rod stewart
16
31%
70s footy in flares
1
2%
 
Total votes: 52

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70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Jan 2010, 16:09

i can't remember if we've done this before?

anyway, judge them on their 70s output, faces inclusive for stewart.

your favourite rather than most creative or influential etc (but feel free to comment on anyway).

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Diamond Dog » 14 Jan 2010, 16:20

Bowie by 383 gazillion miles.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Jan 2010, 16:26

Diamond Dog wrote:Bowie by 383 gazillion miles.


you are quite mad, pete.

how on earth can you vote against this?

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Postby PENK » 14 Jan 2010, 16:26

Diamond Dog wrote:Bowie by 383 gazillion miles.


What he said, and then some.
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Postby Brin » 14 Jan 2010, 16:26

Bowie by a long chalk.
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Postby nathan » 14 Jan 2010, 16:36

Rod Stewart thrills me a hell of a lot more than Bowie ever could.

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Postby Brin » 14 Jan 2010, 16:37

nathan wrote:Rod Stewart thrills me a hell of a lot more than Bowie ever could.


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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Jan 2010, 16:40

nathan wrote:Rod Stewart thrills me a hell of a lot more than Bowie ever could.


good for you, nathan!

let's give the BCB queens a bloody nose.

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Postby Brin » 14 Jan 2010, 16:41

Bowie's winning. :lol:
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Jan 2010, 16:43

Brin wrote:Bowie's winning. :lol:


just wait until the WCC arrive ..

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Postby Balboa » 14 Jan 2010, 17:07

Rod Stewart. I just have more fun listening to his records than anything by Bowie. There was a time when I would have said Bowie, but I just can't get it up for him anymore.
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Postby The Modernist » 14 Jan 2010, 17:17

Well I'd vote for Bowie against 99% of artists of course, even so Rod Stewart doesn't provide much of a challenge here for me. He was a very good frontman delivering superior meat and potatoes fare, but he is very much a one-dimensional artist, and there's no great depth there. You wouldn't want to read a book about him.

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Postby PENK » 14 Jan 2010, 17:20

keith jennings wrote:You wouldn't want to read a book about him.


I dunno, there'd probably be plenty of sex in it.
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Postby Goat Boy » 14 Jan 2010, 17:24

Er, Bowie.
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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Jan 2010, 17:40

Sorry solar - I gotta go with Bowie too if we are looking at the entire decade. That said, if we were comparing only the first half of the 70s I might very well waver the other direction. But Bowie put out good records all the way to the end of the 70s. Stewart was greatly diminished by 1975 or so.
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 14 Jan 2010, 17:46

Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Sorry solar


your apologies have fallen on deaf ears.

this was your BCB moment to shine.

no doubt you will be picking the smiths over john prine in the next poll.

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 14 Jan 2010, 17:47

solarskope wrote:[no doubt you will be picking the smiths over john prine in the next poll.


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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby The Slider » 14 Jan 2010, 17:53

Rod wrote better songs, Bowie made better records

if I had to live without one or the other it would be Rod I'm afraid.
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Postby Billybob Dylan » 14 Jan 2010, 18:29

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This is the Rebel Rebel look, which dates it to 1974. I was 13 at the time. Bowie was significantly more exciting to a 13 year old than Rod Stewart. I liked Rod back then, but he was the sort of thing your older brother listened to when he was trying to lose his virginity in the back seat of his Ford Capri. Rod was for "them." Bowie was for "us."
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Postby toomanyhatz » 14 Jan 2010, 18:34

solarskope wrote:
Brin wrote:Bowie's winning. :lol:


just wait until the WCC arrive ..


If you really wanted Rod to win, you should've made it 70-73. And even then it would've been close.

Rod was great for the first part of the 70s, no doubt- but the downward trajectory was rapid, and as a sucker for diversity there's obviously no contest there. Bowie by a longshot, despite the fact there's no denying the power of this:

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