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
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31%
70s footy in flares
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2%
 
Total votes: 52

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Beno » 15 Jan 2010, 21:46

keith jennings wrote:I don't really see where all this great songwriting is.

Try these.

I Wouldn't Ever Change A Thing
Gasoline Alley
Lady Day
Every Picture Tells a Story
Maggie May
Mandolin Wind
True Blue
Los Paraguayos
You Wear It Well
Tonight's The Night
Killing of Georgie Pts 1 & 2
I Was Only Joking

Not prolific as I have already said but it's a lot more than either Elvis or Sinatra managed.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby The Slider » 15 Jan 2010, 22:32

Beno wrote:
keith jennings wrote:I don't really see where all this great songwriting is.

Try these.

I Wouldn't Ever Change A Thing
Gasoline Alley
Lady Day
Every Picture Tells a Story
Maggie May
Mandolin Wind
True Blue
Los Paraguayos
You Wear It Well
Tonight's The Night
Killing of Georgie Pts 1 & 2
I Was Only Joking.


and that is without the Faces songs...
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Beno » 15 Jan 2010, 22:46

The Slider wrote:and that is without the Faces songs...

Indeed.

Just thinking about Rod's songwriting further, isn't 'I Wouldn't Ever Change A Thing' just the most prophetic song ever. It was the first self-penned song on his debut album, yet it turned out to be a perfect eulogy for Rod when he finally steps off this mortal coil. How did he know, the lucky bastard?

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Postby Piggly Wiggly » 15 Jan 2010, 23:50

Beno wrote:Tonight's The Night


This and "You're In My Heart" are probably my two favorites, protocol be damned.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby NMB » 16 Jan 2010, 00:06

Both Bowie and Rod tail off towrds the end of the 70s (Rod much before Bowie). Footy always looked good in flairs (probably).
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Gabble Ratchett » 16 Jan 2010, 08:39

Its got to be Rod Stewart, I can still listen to those early albums they are more mature, but Bowies are very much more teenage fodder

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby 12stringbassist » 17 Jan 2010, 16:22

Rod Stewart had a great band in The Faces and it was close then, but his overall stuff doesn't compare to Bowie for me, especially because of his late 70's stuff - where Bowie is miles ahead.
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Oct 2017, 02:57

Still Baron wrote:You should know that people get emotional when David Bowie is involved!


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Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Oct 2017, 02:58

Goodness me.
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby The Modernist » 06 Dec 2017, 09:12

It was always such a struggle when we discussed Bowie back in the day on here. We were always having to justify why we held Bowie in such high regard. I mean that's fine, that's what YY is for and so on, but I was always surprised there wasn't more of a consensus as his greatness always seemed self-evident to me. There does seem to have been a shift, people are generally far more complimentary towards him now.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Matt Wilson » 06 Dec 2017, 17:53

The Modernist wrote:It was always such a struggle when we discussed Bowie back in the day on here. We were always having to justify why we held Bowie in such high regard. I mean that's fine, that's what YY is for and so on, but I was always surprised there wasn't more of a consensus as his greatness always seemed self-evident to me. There does seem to have been a shift, people are generally far more complimentary towards him now.


Because he died.

The Bowie vs God thread is next.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Dec 2017, 17:56

Is God dead yet, otherwise that will just be plain unfair?
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Sneelock » 06 Dec 2017, 18:20

Bowie takes it in the seventies - God wasn't doing so great as I recall.
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Postby Darryl Strawberry » 06 Dec 2017, 18:23

That's why Dylan came along to give him a helping hand.
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Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 06 Dec 2017, 18:26

Davey the Fat Boy wrote: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.


I probably still hold the same opinion, but reading back on this thread, I DO wish I’d raved a bit more about Stewart’s early 70s work. He really was incredible during his purple patch. There isn’t much I’d take over his first 4 albums - and I’d definitely put them up against any 4 by Bowie.
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 06 Dec 2017, 18:41

It depends how much you value innovation in music, I suppose.
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby The Modernist » 06 Dec 2017, 19:53

Matt Wilson wrote:
The Modernist wrote:It was always such a struggle when we discussed Bowie back in the day on here. We were always having to justify why we held Bowie in such high regard. I mean that's fine, that's what YY is for and so on, but I was always surprised there wasn't more of a consensus as his greatness always seemed self-evident to me. There does seem to have been a shift, people are generally far more complimentary towards him now.


Because he died.

The Bowie vs God thread is next.


That's part of it for sure, but I think common sense just prevailed.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Dec 2017, 20:00

Not in his post, I assume?
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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby The Modernist » 06 Dec 2017, 20:02

The Unfragrant Ox wrote:It depends how much you value innovation in music, I suppose.


It's not just that. Even if you throw out all talk of innovation and experimentation and all that stuff and simply talk about power in music - admittedly quite a subjective thing to define - then Bowie would win hands down.
I think of a song like Your Wear it Well and it's very likeable, pleasant in a good way, but there's nothing powerful about it, I don't feel stirred or moved when I hear it. And all his stuff is a bit like that for me. He's a bit bland.

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Re: 70s david bowie vs 70s rod stewart

Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Dec 2017, 20:04

Matt Wilson wrote:
The Modernist wrote:It was always such a struggle when we discussed Bowie back in the day on here. We were always having to justify why we held Bowie in such high regard. I mean that's fine, that's what YY is for and so on, but I was always surprised there wasn't more of a consensus as his greatness always seemed self-evident to me. There does seem to have been a shift, people are generally far more complimentary towards him now.


Because he died.

The Bowie vs God thread is next.


Better luck next time, God :(
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