I've spent the last 5 or so years wading through Bowie's discography and have seen him live twice.(95 w/NIN and 05 solo) Hunky Dory and Station to Station stand out in my mind as two of his more solid albums.
My personal favorite is Low. I feel Low was decades ahead of its time. It also has a fairly timeless quality to it despite the heavy use of electronic elements throughout.
Bowie is one of the few aging rockers who haven't faded with time. His voice was strong and vital when I saw him a couple of years ago.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
The Man Who Sold the World
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Originally Posted by God
That's what the internets say, but... the internets has said many things before. It doesn't matter, anyways. The song is in existance by some way, and I am grateful for its presence.Because of its ambiguous and in some cases non-existent credits, misconceptions have arisen over the years as to who did what on the album. It has generally been taken for granted that Iggy Pop wrote the lyrics while David Bowie contributed the music. Pop has since claimed that their approach was more collaborative, some music being Pop’s and some lyrics Bowie’s.
well if you can believe wika, it does say what tom said .. cr****
Please don't argue against yourself Alchem, if people can't stop that I'm NOT coming back and that is your loss not mine.
Mmmmm,Geeling Ng.China Girl (song)
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This article is about the song. For the film, see China Girl (film).
Single by David Bowie
from the album Let's Dance
"China Girl" is a song which was co-written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie, for Iggy Pop's album The Idiot. However it was not popularized until it was released by David Bowie on the album Let's Dance.
An edit of David Bowie's 1977 version was also released as a single.
Under the auspices of Nile Rodgers, the song was given a much more commercial sheen than the sinister Iggy Pop version.
It continues the theme established in the video for "Letís Dance". The song was again edited for single release, but attracted more attention for its striking video. David Malletís clip, shot in Australia, featured Geeling Ng lying naked in the surf with Bowie (a visual reference to the film From Here to Eternity). The latterís bared buttocks saw the video generate some lurid tabloid headlines, though the clip as it is went on to win an MTV award. The UK single release reached #2 in the charts, and the US release #10.
The song was a regular for Bowieís live shows for the rest of the 1980s, and resurfaced again from 1999.
Originally Posted by God
Pete Yorn played "China Girl" at the Coachella in 2002. Sayin'.
So maybe it's really his song.
Nomi Bowie was a weird Bowie
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Damn, there is NO love apparently for Aladdin Sane.
1. Aladdin Sane
3. Hunky Dory
4. Young Americans
"Ziggy" to me just drags; it's one of those albums that I am supposed to love as a fan of the era, but it just has never done anything for me.
Now, on the other hand, "Aladdin Sane" just flat out rocks. "Watch That Man", "Panic In Detroit","The Prettiest Star", "The Jean Genie" and the title track all absolutely rule. The only misstep on the entire album is the cover of "Let's Spend The Night Together". Released right after "Ziggy", I just feel that it's a more focused album.
I really liked the fashion in which Hannah told him to stimulate his pleasure center directly.
Or at least that's how I read it.
David Bowie kept appearing to Brett in dreams, but always from a different era. He would introduce himself by saying "Hey Brett, it's me, 1985 David Bowie from the film Labyrinth."
They had a Daft Punk gag a few weeks ago too.
Flight Of The Conchords is to Coachella as Tenacious D is to Ozzfest.
I agree, FOTC is great...best show of the summer. HBO still has not decided if they are going to keep it. A LETTER MUST BE WRITTEN!!!
David Bowie continues to confuse me. I like some of his records but don't understand the hero worship.
Some people feel the need to worship things. Don't let that bother you.
Also I've decided that while Flight of the Conchords is a humerous show it is dragged down by the songs - even if they each have their brief moments of hilarity - and it'sn't funny enough to get through that.
The hero worship hinges on the fact that he's a fucking hero. He owns the 1970s. The entire decade. It's his.
I disagree with you John. Though last week's song wasn't super funny.