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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Freaky Fender, Sep 25, 2001.


  1. I was listening to this album the other day and my mind either expanded, was in a LSD trip or shrunk to the size of a peanut. I was looking at the cover and I noticed it said "To Be Played At Full Volume" man 2 minutes later did the nieghbors get ticked! any thoughts on this album?
     
  2. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    It's a very cool album, and demonstrates how good a producer Ken Scott was. The thing that really strikes me about this album, appropriately enough for this board, is that there is literally NO low-end bass on it. It's all very punchy mid-range. It gives the entire album an interesting sound - very aggressive. A definite must have. I just picked up a mint condition LP and cover at a garage sale for a buck.
     
  3. Yeah, I bought an old LP of it too, but I havnt gotten around to listening to it yet, Im sure I'll like it though. I love all things retro and weird!
    Jim
     
  4. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    gweim - I think the "no bass" is a result of Bowie's production (he also gets production credit, too).

    After that album, he went on to suck the life, er bass, out of Hoople's "All the Young Dudes" and friggin ruined the Stooges' "Raw Power." I wish they could have kept him away from the board.

    Still, "Stardust" is a wonderful album. Mick Ronson, R.I.P., just epitomized the British Marshall sound to me. He took his Les Paul top down to the natural wood to "open it up" and there's a rumor he had a metal plate put in it to get that sizzling sound heard on the album.

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  5. man. i 12 year old liking something older then him! i love my parents for listening to rock, jazz, be bop, primus.
     
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Go read what Iggy has to say about this in the CD reissue liner notes (he defends Bowie's mix).

    It's not like Iggy and the boys were working with a full deck when they recorded the basic tracks.
     
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    :D :D HAH!!! That's the truth, Brian. When you consider smack and benzedrine as two major food groups, you're going to have at least a few judgment errors.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the liner notes, (my only original copy is vinyl). I'll definitely check them out next time I'm in the store.

    That fact that he had to even defend the mix tells you something's up.

    I saw them on the "Raw Power" tour so I can at least imagine how the record/CD should sound.
     
  8. Hmmm... Iggy Pop... That Jim Morrison wanna be! :mad:

    Just kidding, I like Iggy Pop, the song 'Passenger' rocks.
    Jim
     
  9. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    If you people like this album, you should hear its successor: Alladin Sane.

    Ik picked the record up for approx. two bucks, and it's been a rewarding listening experience.
    Plus, next to a better sounding and playing bass, it also sports Mike Garson...a terrific piano player who nowadays improvises classical pieces. (like everybody does...)

    Check out "Lady Grinning Soul" or so, and "Time"...suffice to say that I like this album more.




    But on the other hand, you should check out "Low"...this is were Bowie rehabilitates in a cold turkey kind of way, and writes one of his most personal sounding (stress "sounding") work.
    Also some neat ambient pieces on there.

    Enough from this Bowie fanatic. Don't get me started.
    Furthermore, I recommend "Station to Station". Disco meets Pink Floyd.

    Enough from this Bowie-fanatic.
     
  10. Mike Garson is a GREAT pianist in every sense of the word. He's still working with Nine Inch Nails and was working with the Smashing Pumpkins before their demise.

    I love Garson's piano solo in Just Like You Imagined by NIN.

    edit: Post 350!!!!!!