BCB 100 - David Bowie

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Postby toomanyhatz » 26 Jun 2006, 18:56

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toomanyhatz wrote:Album - Hunky Dory. It's just where he's most being himself.

Song - The Bewlay Brothers. Ditto. It's where he confesses the whole game.


That album features some horrible warbling and his most annoying nonsense lyrics. And you've highlighted one of the worst songs there.


Ah, nice to hear from you again, John! I figured you were ignoring me these days.

I hope you don't think The Bewlay Brothers has nonsense lyrics, because if you do, you're not really listening.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Jun 2006, 19:03

Album: Low

Song: Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed
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Postby the masked man » 26 Jun 2006, 20:10

Album: Diamond Dogs. It just has an ineluctible magic that I can't find anywhere elese. I know that "Ziggy" and "Aladdin" are more polished, but this is more of an adventure of a record.

Song: Suffragette City. But only because I heard it on the radio tonight and found it so damn exciting. "TVC15" is another strong candidate, though.

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Postby The Slider » 26 Jun 2006, 20:21

the masked man wrote: "TVC15" is another strong candidate, though.


TVC15 is a great song.
But it would be 5 times better if he had upped the tempo by about 20 bpm. It drags its arse.
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Postby Prograstinator » 26 Jun 2006, 20:43

So... is it Bowie like bow-tie or Bowie like bow-wow?

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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 26 Jun 2006, 22:14

toomanyhatz wrote:
King John Coan wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:Album - Hunky Dory. It's just where he's most being himself.

Song - The Bewlay Brothers. Ditto. It's where he confesses the whole game.


That album features some horrible warbling and his most annoying nonsense lyrics. And you've highlighted one of the worst songs there.


Ah, nice to hear from you again, John! I figured you were ignoring me these days.

I hope you don't think The Bewlay Brothers has nonsense lyrics, because if you do, you're not really listening.


:shock:

So you mean to tell me that 'lay me place and bake me pie I'm starving for me gravy' isn't nonsense?

Go back to the record and reconsider!

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Postby The Slider » 26 Jun 2006, 22:32

Tangent wrote:So... is it Bowie like bow-tie or Bowie like bow-wow?


He himself pronounced it like bow-wow
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Postby Clippernolan » 26 Jun 2006, 22:40

The Slider wrote:
Tangent wrote:So... is it Bowie like bow-tie or Bowie like bow-wow?


He himself pronounced it like bow-wow


I think "Bowie" (as in "bow-tie) sounds cooler. There is the school of thought which submits Boo-ee as a possible pronounciation as well. I guess he should have stuck to Jones. It serves me well enough.
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Postby The Slider » 26 Jun 2006, 23:02

It has shades of a shite Liverpool right back in your case. Or that annoying twat in the Monkee's in his.
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Postby Snowdog » 26 Jun 2006, 23:10

Could do this ten times & get ten different answers.

In fact, we probably have done.

Today? Ooh, I dunno.

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Postby The Slider » 26 Jun 2006, 23:10

That is just perverse.

Oh by Jingo!
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Postby Snowdog » 26 Jun 2006, 23:14

The Slider wrote:That is just perverse.

Oh by Jingo!


We aim to please.

It is fucking great though.
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Postby Clay Davis » 26 Jun 2006, 23:20

Album: Alladin Sane
Song: Time
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Postby Tom Violence » 26 Jun 2006, 23:46

I'd say the first essential Bowie album is 'Hunky Dory'.

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Postby PENK » 26 Jun 2006, 23:51

I don't like Hunky Dory. Some of it is great but it also has some right toss on it. The Man Who Sold the World is a great album, with some of his best writing, and probably the first essential one.
I've not heard any of the ones before that but I don't think they're generally held in that high regard.
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Postby Sneelock » 15 Jul 2006, 04:46

Sir John Coan wrote:Bowie's greatest career-long crime is to underestimate the power of restraint - especially with his vocals.


I believe you Brits have a wonderful word I'd like to use in response...
bollocks!
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Postby Prince Of Peace » 15 Jul 2006, 07:13

Album : "Diamond Dogs"

Track : "Sweet Thing"
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Postby James R » 23 Jul 2006, 12:32

Album: The Man Who Sold The World.
Song: "Heroes".
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Postby Bungo the Mungo » 23 Jul 2006, 13:24

The Penk wrote:I don't like Hunky Dory. Some of it is great but it also has some right toss on it. The Man Who Sold the World is a great album, with some of his best writing, and probably the first essential one.


Good man.

I don't know why 'Hunky Dory' continues to attract such across-the-board fanaticism, 'cos there really is some horrible crap there.

'The Man Who Sold The World' works beautifully in this heavy idiom - the only time he really used it - and there's a unity of style that makes it a great listening experience. The title track is crap, tho'. And it's a shame, 'cos when you mention the album to people who don't know it, of course they think of the Nirvana cover.

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Postby Snowdog » 23 Jul 2006, 14:04

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?
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