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Originally Posted by Deadstiffcatt
Thank you for your music, Mr. Bowie.

This version originally done for Freddie Mercury, seems appropriate to me right now.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildVYgYWPqc



I think Annie was singing a different song. Maybe she was in some different reality?

Bowie nailed it but Annie just wasn't there.

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Dee, Joey, and Bowie! One can only image the conversation...

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Bowie came after my generation's of music, so I don't really have an appreciation for it. To me, he was just another of the English metro-sexual invasion of the time.

However, I did enjoy the movie, "The Man Who Fell to Earth." He seemed to me the perfect alien.

I personally think he was a better actor than a singer.

For that, he will be missed.

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Originally Posted by Zombie
Originally Posted by Deadstiffcatt
Thank you for your music, Mr. Bowie.

This version originally done for Freddie Mercury, seems appropriate to me right now.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildVYgYWPqc



I think Annie was singing a different song. Maybe she was in some different reality?

Bowie nailed it but Annie just wasn't there.

One thumb down.


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But Ziggy woulda looked cute-r in that dress .
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Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger
Bowie came after my generation's of music, so I don't really have an appreciation for it. To me, he was just another of the English metro-sexual invasion of the time.

However, I did enjoy the movie, "The Man Who Fell to Earth." He seemed to me the perfect alien.

I personally think he was a better actor than a singer.

For that, he will be missed.

Cheers,

Bill


In Terry Gross's 2002 Fresh Air David Bowie interview, which she replayed recently, he remarked that he did the Ziggy thing for slightly more than a year? I believe he said it was like 14 months. 14 months out of 40 years' work- and that is, to this day, what people in the U.S. think he was all about.

He moved on from that even before it was over. In Europe, he is considered in a completely different light.
Over here, he's always been Ziggy. I'm sure that rankled a bit.



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I'm not so sure about that Ricochet.

While his "Ziggy" album was great, it was never his best.

Do you remember the pre-Warhol days? Davd Jones? That kids album he did? Add a plethora of other real crap attempts at music fame (4-5 other bands/names)...

Ziggy gave him fame but he grew well beyond that one album. That was just the album that gained him global attention, and in the music business (as you well know), that means the US.

Peter Frampton is the real case for your idea. He has been in music his entire life (as was Jones/Bowie) but the only album I can recall is Frampton Comes Alive.

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Oh hey I agree totally, Zomb, I'm quoting David Bowie from the interview- that was him saying that here, people are stuck on Ziggy while he moved on. And on, and on. He had over 40 years of work! He said he was never in love with performing and disliked touring, because he got bored with it almost instantly, ready to move on to the next project as soon as he finished one. He said he really wasn't ever going to tour endlessly and play the same songs over and over. He was always looking ahead, always cooking up the next record or project.



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Ahhh. Now that's a different colored horse altogether.

It's funny how perception (our own, and from others) can be so far removed from the reality of a situation but I can understand what HE meant.




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Originally Posted by quinten
Originally Posted by Zombie
Originally Posted by Deadstiffcatt
Thank you for your music, Mr. Bowie.

This version originally done for Freddie Mercury, seems appropriate to me right now.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildVYgYWPqc



I think Annie was singing a different song. Maybe she was in some different reality?

Bowie nailed it but Annie just wasn't there.

One thumb down.


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No one's a bigger Annie Lennox fan than me. I think that, all in all, she's one of the greatest vocalists and the best music-video presence (voice, costume, and acting) of all time.

But that night was a big FAIL with knobs, spikes, and flashing lights on. The dress, the makeup, the execution of the song, all terrible. I can't watch any more .....

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Bowie was also a spectacular producer/song writer for others. Think Lou Reed (Transformer) Mott, Iggy ...

We had "Walk on the Wild Side" on the turntable last night. The vinyl mix never gets old to me, even tho its a bit main stream. Remember this was done back in the reel to reel days. You HAD to have your stuff together, and Bowie did.


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Mott the Hoople's All The Young Dudes is a spectacular accomplishment, just as great today as it ever was. A superb recording as well. :bigt

Didn't know Lou Reed's "Wild Side" was produced by Bowie. I could give or take much of Lou Reed's music. When it's good, tho, it's great. If I recall,correctly, Walk On The Wild Side featured an acoustic and an electric bass? Wasn't nobody doing that, any time, ever. Looking at a Wiki article about the song, I see Mick Ronson applied his magic to it as well, playing electric guitar and providing the string arrangement. The sax player was Ronnie Ross, who originally taught David Bowie to play the sax, many years earlier.

David Bowie was an accomplished multi instrumentalist- something that's not well known.


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I liked early David Bowie stuff pre freak out theatrics but after seeing that last vid and song/album I will say this.
I won't be leaving such a painful angry legacy as that no matter what the circumstance. I'll be thinking of my family and cat plus the BSA's with a big friggin smile. Assisted smile or not LOL!
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