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Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 18:56
by toomanyhatz
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.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 19:03
by Snarfyguy
Album: Low

Song: Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 20:10
by the masked man
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.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 20:21
by The Slider
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.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 20:43
by Prograstinator
So... is it Bowie like bow-tie or Bowie like bow-wow?

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 22:14
by Bungo the Mungo
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!

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 22:32
by The Slider
Tangent wrote:So... is it Bowie like bow-tie or Bowie like bow-wow?


He himself pronounced it like bow-wow

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 22:40
by Clippernolan
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.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:02
by The Slider
It has shades of a shite Liverpool right back in your case. Or that annoying twat in the Monkee's in his.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:10
by Snowdog
Could do this ten times & get ten different answers.

In fact, we probably have done.

Today? Ooh, I dunno.

Album: Outside.
Track: I'm deranged.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:10
by The Slider
That is just perverse.

Oh by Jingo!

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:14
by Snowdog
The Slider wrote:That is just perverse.

Oh by Jingo!


We aim to please.

It is fucking great though.

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:20
by Clay Davis
Album: Alladin Sane
Song: Time

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:46
by Tom Violence
I'd say the first essential Bowie album is 'Hunky Dory'.

Who's with me?







:roll:

No one then...

Posted: 26 Jun 2006, 23:51
by Penk!
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.

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 04:46
by Sneelock
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!
he knows when to hold 'em / he knows when to fold 'em.
I think the strangled seal bit is the highlight of the track!!

album: I'm taking Heroes just because I recently said it was my favorite. I've been toying with consistency, I'll let you know how it goes.

song:
win: the voyeur of utter destruction as beauty
(wow! it really is!)
place: Time
show: God Knows I'm Good

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 07:13
by Prince Of Peace
Album : "Diamond Dogs"

Track : "Sweet Thing"

Posted: 23 Jul 2006, 12:32
by James R
Album: The Man Who Sold The World.
Song: "Heroes".

Posted: 23 Jul 2006, 13:24
by Bungo the Mungo
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.

Posted: 23 Jul 2006, 14:04
by Snowdog
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?