Sir John Coan wrote: Snowdog 2006 wrote: Sir John Coan wrote: Snowdog 2006 wrote:
Sir John Coan wrote:I don't know why 'Hunky Dory' continues to attract such across-the-board fanaticism, 'cos there really is some horrible crap there.
Like what, out of interest?
'The Bewlay Brothers' and 'Quicksand' are both bloody awful. And 'Andy Warhol' is shrill and difficult, if you're not in the mood. 'Song For Bob Dylan' has those horrible sections where he goes 'here she goes', or whatever. Difficult to like.
It's a drippy album in places. The albums either side are stronger in every sense.
I think it's perfect but I just wondered.
Do you disagree with everything I wrote? or just some things?
Pretty much everything, but not for the sake of it!
Some things that you said don't sound like criticisms to me.
It's very drippy. I love that about it. Kind of whiny & kooky & full of affectations. A kind of effeminate art school experimentation.
As far as the albums either side are concerned, I've never liked The Man Who Sold The World very much & I find Ziggy quite boring these days.
But, you know, this whole part of DB's career pales next to the later phase for me anyway.
Station to Station through to Scary Monsters is my Bowie. Plus "Outside".
All that early rock n roll stuff I find quite dull.
"Elements of the past & future, combining to make something not quite as good as either."