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What was your favorite David Bowie song?

 
 
Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 07:37 am
My favorite Bowie was Space Oddity...

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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 07:41 am
@Robert Gentel,
But I think what I most appreciate is Seu Jorge's covers of Bowie for the Life Aquatic.



Full session here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-1mYXVP1Ok

David Bowie has this to say about these covers:

"Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with."
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:00 am
@Robert Gentel,

this ...
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FBM
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:24 am
Hard to say for sure, but this one is stuck in my mind at the moment:

Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:38 am
@FBM,
Hmm a trippy one I haven't heard in years...
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 08:50 am
Hard to pick one track, but I suppose this one epitomes the early Bowie that I loved.
Cool, finger clicking beat, nonsensical lyrics that made a teenager sit up and take notice, and that futuristic space weirdo vibe that he had going on at the time.



Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 09:41 am
@Lordyaswas,
Must have been something else to have experienced this with the context of the time it came out in.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 10:24 am
@Robert Gentel,
Right place right time for once, I suppose.

He was massive, and between him and Marc Bolan (T Rex), Britain was soon under the spell of Glam Rock.

Here is a massive hit he wrote for Mott the Hoople. He was a big fan of that band and thought he'd give them a kick start with this in 1972.

Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 10:29 am
@Lordyaswas,
I tend to like the covers more than his renditions (the campy style often doesn't do justice to his talent as a composer) and that is not bad at all.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 11:07 am
@Robert Gentel,
I wrote this IMDb Poll clearly inspired by his music:
Trippy: Your Space Trip Playlist.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 01:05 pm
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:11 pm
i love the whole Ziggy album from start to finish, this is a particular fave

Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:22 pm
I just bought the latest CD 'Blackstar' this morning. I had planned on buying it last week when it came out. I had heard about the CD last week. I wanted to guarantee that I had it just in case there's a run on it and none would be on the shelf for awhile.

I listened through it so far all of the way 3x and like it. For those who like progressive music and like jazz with odd time signatures...as opposed to those that like pop hits (like 'Let's Dance)', they'll enjoy this. Think of music such as King Krimson, Pink Floyd and/or Roxy Music.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:24 pm
@djjd62,
Nice choice Joe - Ziggy was definitely the album that opened up the Bowie world for me.

I'm torn - as a big fan I doubt I could limit it to just one. Will be back.
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timur
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:29 pm
I love this song, I bought the single a long time ago:

Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 02:57 pm
Heroes is my fave, as well.
glitterbag
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 03:44 pm
One of my favorites was 'Fame', but my Mac won't let me copy and paste. Another, and possibly my favorite favorite is 'The man who sold the world', and as much as I like it, I like the Nirvana cover even more. Bowie's music was so appealing many artists would cover his music, it's a massive compliment.

(Quick edit below)

I just stumbled upon this question, and several songs came to mind. So I flipped thru YouTube to select one of my favs......absolutely stunned to see people posting condolences!!!! That's how I learned he died, I'm totally shocked.

I've been avoiding the news channels because the political coverage is outrageously stupid and I don't have a ravenous appetite for stupid. I will have to start watching with the sound turned off and just read the crawl on the bottom of the screen.

We have lost another great artist, it's sad.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 04:52 pm
@glitterbag,
... and we're losing an artist who was always head of his time...and an artist in all senses of the word..and more than in just music.

This new album shows clearly he's not lost his creative edge. Sadly, though, in the quiet lead-in spaces, you can clearly hear him heavily breathing.
Roberta
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 04:57 pm
One of my all-time favorite lines is from Let's Dance.

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jan, 2016 05:35 pm
Ragazzo Solo.

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