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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Blazer, Sep 24, 2020.
Moonage Daydream. That solo... Love it. That gets cranked when it comes on my playlist in the car.
I think if "Life on Mars" doesn't move you, you aren't human.
That being said, I really like his uber cynical side on "Fame"
Life On Mars is one of my all-time favorites. Too many incredible songs to pick a true favorite. The next one that jumped into my head, without perusing the back catalog:
What a great topic. As a somewhat out-there kid growing up in suburban Connecticut, I thought that Bowie was speaking directly to me in so many of his songs. They were the soundtrack to my adolescence. While I can intellectually agree with Life on Mars being Bowie's pinnacle, so many of his songs were so important to me in different ways over the years.
It's hard to forget the way Heroes moved me throughout the hard times and angst of my teenage years. But as I got older I seemed to gravitate to the song Ashes to Ashes. Maybe it isn't as deeply moving as some of the others, but it came out during a formative period of my musical awakening and it boomeranged back after I got to a certain age.
No matter what song anyone picks as a personal favorite, there is no denying that the man was a musical genius with a pretty good sense of storytelling, theatrics and poetics as well. I still mourn his passing.
Nothing stands in your way when you’re a boy
Heroes is good but It sounds more like Brian Eno than Bowie, co-written by Eno. Killer track with Bowie, Eno and Robert Fripp.
Background Vocals: Antonia Maass Guitar: Brian Eno Keyboards, Synthesizer: Brian Eno Rhythm Guitar: Carlos Alomar Engineer: Colin Thurston Guitar, Keyboards, Miscellaneous, Producer, Saxophone: David Bowie Background Vocals: David Bowie Assistant Engineer: David Richards Percussion: Dennis Davis Assistant Engineer: Eugene Chaplin Electric Bass Guitar: George Murray Mastering Engineer: Ray Staff Lead Guitar: Robert Fripp Mastering Engineer: Tony Visconti Producer: Tony Visconti Background Vocals: Tony Visconti Writer: Brian Eno Writer: David Bowie
The Ziggy era identifies Bowie to me... but I saw him in concert in 75 and that is burned in.
Ah, 70's Bowie.My high school buddies had formed a band. They played a few of his songs. I was a self-assigned roadie. Girls! I would dance alone to Suffragette City if need be! That song moves my feet. Tho this song checks my boxes.
David Jones and his childhood buddy Peter Frampton
Heroes.......then the Ziggy rockers!
Not a good 'boil down' example, but Bowie was able to hold his own in the studio and on stage with Freddie Mercury, that's saying a lot, some of the best music ever recorded.......
So many great songs...
mhm mhm mhm mhm my velvet goldmine har har har har har \m/
Really, really, REALLY hard call.
For me, it's either something off of The Man Who Sold the World, or it's the combined "Memory of a Free Festival" parts 1 and 2 (sides A and B of the original 7" 45).
T.M.W.S.T.W. is just equally brilliant start to finish (in the running for my favorite "heavy metal" album of all time), but I'll boil it down to this song for my choice:
The amount of forward-thinkingness on display in that album is just mind blowing to me. Hearing it, you'd think it was the blueprint for so many genres of rock-n-roll that were to follow...yet at the same time, none of those genres actually outdid it IMO. It's one of the best albums of all time, hands down – and one of the "heaviest" sounds I've ever heard.
I don't even know what to say about it. So I'll just post it.
Heroes with out a doubt, and yes huge fan most of his albums and that took a second to decide, it's always been my thought this song is him.
Helden, the german version of Heroes is mystical/political....
When was younger I recognized and liked many Bowie songs. As I got older, really started to appreciate and understand the whole career of an artist.
He's one of the greats.
After Mick Ronson split, David still did good stuff, but not as good ...
Mick was the genius...