yomptepi wrote:bhoywonder wrote:I would say that many people have made consistantly good records over a long period -
the Jesus & Mary Chain,
The Beach Boys (in fact, they probably did release 11 very good albums in less than 11 years),
Dylan (from, say, 64 to 75),
The Cure (definitely),
, Sly & The Family Stone,
the Rolling Stones,
Simon & Garfunkel... and that's just off the top of my head, limiting it to albums by one artist.
That is a very poor list indeed . None of those artists produced anything to compare with the dames output between 71 and 80. Elton John was prolific and brilliant, but faded after 1976... Elvis Costello had a good run of seven or eight records before becoming mediocre. You have to appreciate the sheer volume of great work Bowie turned out, not only as an artist, but as an innovator and ispirational role model. He defined Glam, along with Bolan, he inspired New Romantic and electronic music. He may not have invented the genres, but he made them what they became. To deny the genius of Bowie is to deny the the way he hurtled through the seventies, leaving all in his wake to stand and watch in awe, as he chopped and changed at will, each time shedding an almost perfect record , all of which were templates for a thousand imitators.
I do not see a single artist in your listthat that could be said about.