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    so thanks to bittorrent i downloaded the discographies of david bowie and the talking heads. i already had speaking in tongues by TH and the man who sold the world, ziggy stardust, and labyrinth by bowie. anny suggestions on whats really worth listening to, as the bowie collection is more than 3.5 gigs of extra stuff....
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    Station to Station is one of my favorite Bowie albums.
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    You MUST bury yourself in "Fear of Music" by T.H. Produced by Brian Eno, it's a stunning collection of songs. I think anyone who sits down and listens to it would love it.

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    Remain in Light is an awesome Talking Heads album, it's the last one Eno produced. More Songs About Buildings & Food is very good, too, particularly the last half of the album.

    As far as Bowie, Ziggy is still my favorite. He's got such a massive discography though, I normally just listen to the 2-cd Best of Bowie.

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    Not everything in Bowie's discography is realy worth your HD space.
    But, please, be sure to not miss Black Tie White Noise.

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    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads is an excellent place to start because it has stuff from all the albums up to Remain In Light.Ditto the live Bowie album Stage.
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    Remain in Liiiiiiiight

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    Sand in the Vasoline by TH is a good compilation/greatest hits album.

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    LOW = Best Bowie Album

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    as far as Bowie goes their is just tooo much to listen too but overall best album to listen to from begining to end is Rise and fall of Ziggy!!

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    Default Re: question on talking heads and david bowie albums

    Visit the David Bowie section at Amoeba Records and prepare to be overwhelmed.

    Check out some of the singles, I'm Afraid of Americans (single) with Trent Reznor is pretty good.

    For something not in the Ziggy Stardust era, try Hunky Dory.
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    The entire Talking Heads discography is worth listening to... I'd suggest listening through all of it and picking out a set of songs that really resonate with you. Then after you've listened to those for a while you'll wonder what you're missing with the rest and it should make you want to go back and listen to all of the album as individuals works.
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    As for Bowie.. it's easier to list the albums to avoid than the ones to get.. Cause he really does have a pretty demanding discography.

    I think for starters, Ziggy, Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Outside, and Reality are the high points to touch on. Those are the most "catch you at first listen" friendly.

    I strongly recommend Low to follow up. The second side is an instrumental, which is mandatory listening if you are a fan of NIN.

    Earthling and Heathen have some fantastic tracks but some real duds as well.

    Avoid anything recorded between Scary Monsters and Outside.

    Heroes and Lodger are required listening as well.. but they are more oddball, and probably are things you want to visit after being familiar with the breadth of his catalog.

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    BOWIE:
    Low
    Hunky Dory
    Ziggy Stardust
    Station to Station

    TALKING HEADS:
    77
    Speaking in Tongues
    Remain in Light
    More Songs About Buildings and Food

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    i started listening to "Remain in Light" based on yer recommendations. bigupz.. good schtuff
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    BOWIE:
    Low


    TALKING HEADS:
    77
    i will do these 2 next
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    Talking Heads albums, from best to worst. Not counting live or compilations

    Remain in Light
    Fear of Music
    More Songs about Buildings and Food
    Speaking in Tongues
    77
    Little Creatures
    Naked
    True Stories

    NB: the first 5 on that list are all very worthwhile, there is a dropoff to Little Creatures, and then a steep drop off for each of the last two listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    BOWIE:
    Low
    Hunky Dory
    Ziggy Stardust
    Station to Station

    TALKING HEADS:
    77
    Speaking in Tongues
    Remain in Light
    More Songs About Buildings and Food
    Why doesn't ANYONE ever mention "Aladdin Sane" when talking about the great Bowie albums? There isn't a bad song on the album.

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    Heroes is my favorite Bowie album, probably followed by Scary Monsters and Ziggy. The only bad stuff is as mentioned by n3glect (although half of "lets dance" is great, and black tie/white noise has its moments).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydaud View Post
    Why doesn't ANYONE ever mention "Aladdin Sane" when talking about the great Bowie albums? There isn't a bad song on the album.
    Yeah seriously. I was surprised by that also, and why hasn't Young Americans been mentioned?

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    David Bowie is quoted as saying "Cut me and I bleed Low."

    also, the live version of "Station to Station" on Stage is one of the most amazing things you'll ever hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitt kat View Post
    BOWIE:
    Low
    Hunky Dory
    Ziggy Stardust
    Station to Station

    TALKING HEADS:
    77
    Speaking in Tongues
    Remain in Light
    More Songs About Buildings and Food
    I agree with this.

    And as far as TH goes, their complete studio discography shouldn't be too much to digest. Bowie on the other hand requires some discerning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    David Bowie is quoted as saying "Cut me and I bleed Low."

    That's pretty funny; whenever I listen to Low, I just think about Brian Eno. They must have done a transfusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n3glect View Post
    As for Bowie.. it's easier to list the albums to avoid than the ones to get.. Cause he really does have a pretty demanding discography.

    I think for starters, Ziggy, Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Outside, and Reality are the high points to touch on. Those are the most "catch you at first listen" friendly.

    I strongly recommend Low to follow up. The second side is an instrumental, which is mandatory listening if you are a fan of NIN.

    Earthling and Heathen have some fantastic tracks but some real duds as well.

    Avoid anything recorded between Scary Monsters and Outside.

    Heroes and Lodger are required listening as well.. but they are more oddball, and probably are things you want to visit after being familiar with the breadth of his catalog.

    thanks for this.... i have already gone through the TH stuff but the david bowie collection is almost too much, currently listening to low and really enjoying it....
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    If Stop Making Sense is in that collection listen to it. one of the best live recordings and has a great track list of TH songs...couple favs of TH for me are "life during wartime" and "this must be the place (naive)"
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    Quote Originally Posted by n3glect View Post
    As for Bowie.. it's easier to list the albums to avoid than the ones to get.. Cause he really does have a pretty demanding discography.

    I think for starters, Ziggy, Scary Monsters, Hunky Dory, Outside, and Reality are the high points to touch on. Those are the most "catch you at first listen" friendly.

    I strongly recommend Low to follow up. The second side is an instrumental, which is mandatory listening if you are a fan of NIN.

    Earthling and Heathen have some fantastic tracks but some real duds as well.

    Avoid anything recorded between Scary Monsters and Outside.

    Heroes and Lodger are required listening as well.. but they are more oddball, and probably are things you want to visit after being familiar with the breadth of his catalog.
    Reality, one of his best?

    Definitely listen to Ziggy, Low, Station to Station, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Pin-Ups, Young Americans, Let's Dance, and Scary Monsters. All great.

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    You can probably skip "The Laughing Gnome"...
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    I started with Remain in Light for Talking Heads, but I think their most accessible is probably Speaking in Tongues. As for Bowie, I am not an expert, but I love Aladdin Sane very much.

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    Yeah I really like Remain in Light and speaking in tongues. for me my favorite Bowie album is Low

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