Submitted by udo on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:02
Thankyou for your music David R.I.P
Bowie's in space?
I'm in fucking shock............. R.I.P you bloody legend.. A small part of my soul just died....
Just got told by my wife, spun out.
I remember spending so much time trying to track down a Scary Monsters t-shirt in grade 10.
If you didn't have some Bowie in your collection, it wasn't a collection.......
what a sound, what style, and all those changes!
Shatner'sBassoon wrote: Bowie's in space?
I was definitely drawn in by his groovitational pull.
How far out was he? Pretty far out man...
My earliest memory of Bowie is getting amped to the Ziggy Stardust album in the back of an early 60's vw beetle heading down south in WA for a day trip to go surfing, probably at 3 Bears. Later I met a young a lady who also enjoyed his music, and 30 years later we both are sharing the grief and the loss. Today, my wife and myself are gutted. Namaste David Bowie, and thank you for the journey.
Sad sad day... devastated at the news of David Bowie's death. brilliant intelligent masterful musician and man. I am completely in shock.. feels like the end of an era... part of my soul has died too. See you in another galaxy David
Ahhh...the great memories of his music - the best, Major Tom
a truly inspired artist RIP
Davey & Jesus
Did a substantial Spotify trawl of Bowie's archives last night and was taken aback at how bog ordinary his early mod albums and singles were. Compared to the music of the day, Yardbirds, Kinks, Small Faces, et al, it's pedestrian fare. There's no hint of the artist to come and no chance a talent scout was ever gonna come knocking on young Davey's door.
Which is all the more bewildering when you consider his creative feats from, say, 1971 to 1980 when he was an artist nonpareil.
And so the questions: could he have been a popular artist at any time, or was his creativity simply in lockstep with 70s pop culture? Considering some of the dross he released in the late-80 and 90s I'm tending toward the latter. Which isn't detracting from him in any way but explains how he rose so suddenly and fell, well not quite as quickly, but the zeitgeist steadily slipped away from him.
Bowie 1971 to 1980. Well if you start hanging with Iggy ,Lou,Eno and the like some of it would have to rub off.
fraser-gordon wrote: Bowie 1971 to 1980. Well if you start hanging with Iggy ,Lou,Eno and the like some of it would have to rub off.
I don't mean to be disrespectful at a time like this but you just can't ignore this....catastrophe
As Peter Griffin said, that happened and we all let it happen. ;-)
Ha ha ha...we forgive him, just.
A similar catastrophe was Tin Machine, Bowie's attempt to match guitars with The Pixies and Nirvana and came off like an old man struggling to stay relevant.
Tin Machine! Bowie's 'hardcore' band! I remember Harley Flanagan (NYHC stalwart) was in one of their videos muggin' it up. Too much 80s production over the years left Bowie and his dudes struggling to get loose with the guitars.
Funny, 'cos this was almost a proto sound for mine way back at the start. Then again Mick Ronson was THE dude.
Noel wrote: fraser-gordon wrote: Bowie 1971 to 1980. Well if you start hanging with Iggy ,Lou,Eno and the like some of it would have to rub off.
Yes, it rubbed off in both directions, although that wasnt the point you were trying to make. Interesting example to use Lou Reed's album Transformer..... you do know that Bowie is credited as co-producer with Mick Ronson on that album?
I agree, but I still find it hard to put a time-stamp on 'Peak Bowie'. I never warmed to much of his later stuff but seeing his live performance in 2004 was a bit of a revelation. He had definitely turbo-charged a few of his later singles and they came across a lot better on stage than on CD. His live performances in the northern hemisphere were his forte in the later years.
Bowie and Tin Machine do surf muzak in Australia?!
The funky chops of Niles Rogers on Let's Dance are all-time...! There's an awesome Bowie covers album by Brazilian Seu Jorge which also makes up the soundtrack to the movie "The Life Aquatic", definitely worth checking out for the fans out there...
Shatner'sBassoon wrote: Davey & Jesus
I forgot he was in this ....one of my favourite films