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Happy bday David Bowie.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    Here's to one of the most iconic music legends in the industry. Happy 66th.

    Check out some YouTube covers I've always loved (of his music).

    Criminal World
  2. i've said it before and i'll say it again:

    David Bowie's first 5 albums, Space Oddity, Man who sold the World, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust & Aladdin Sane stand up to (and in most cases exceed) the similar production of ANY artist.

    He was phenomenal...sure he sold his soul after the Spiders from Mars days just to make money, but hey, I forgive him....those first albums are amazing, and if you don't believe me, go listen...:D

  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest

    +1 There are zero major artists taking the risks those greats like Bowie did back then just incredible stuff.
  5. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    As a huge Bowie fan, happy birthday!

    I was stoked to see the announcement of a new single released and new album in the works.
  6. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I'll be stoked if it isn't boring and bland like his last few release. They are totally safe and sterile. Earthing was his last good CD IMO.
  7. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I love Bowie. Even his China Doll/Modern Love era stuff has grown on me. I also like his Tin Machine era as well. Heathen has really grabbed me. As with a lot of Bowie, it might grab you later. Prolific artist indeed. Reinvented himself numerous times since his folky beginnings.
  8. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    David Bowie on extras

  9. Yeah Bowie was an icon for sure ... I just heard "Fame" on the radio the other day.
  10. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    He's a fellow Swiss resident.
  11. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    I've heard a lot of good things about Heathen, never put the time into it though.

    The new single is pretty nice, heavily reminiscent of his Berlin trilogy.

  12. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    looking forward to the new album :)
  13. wednesdayagain


    Sep 28, 2012
    Yeah I was really surprised when the new album was announced
  14. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Big Bowie fan here. Like many artists with a history and a degree of longevity, there are some *** moments, but its all mostly top stuff.

    Ashes To Ashes, Boys Keep Swinging, Golden Years, Fashion, All The Pretty Things, Lets Dance, China Girl...it's all damn good stuff.

    Personal highlight? His duet with Bing Crosby. Gives me chills every time.
  15. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    I'd say that was true all the way up to the second half of Scary Monsters. After that he lost me and never got me back. All of his 70's output is just top notch and amazingly brillant though, imo.