I've never really gotten into Bowie before, but I've been getting curious, so I picked up a really well priced 3-CD best of in the impulse buy section of JB HI-FI.
It's split up into 1969-74, 74-79 and 80-87. I've listened to the first two and a little of the third one and I'm leaning very, very strongly towards the first one. I'm in love with Jean Genie, Life on Mars?, Diamond Dogs, Space Oddity, Starman etc. I actually really disliked the second CD. Except for Heroes, which was pretty good. I've liked what I've heard from the last one, but I haven't sat down with it yet.
So, opinions of Bowie? Favorite era/releases? Futher reccomendations for me?
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I loves me some Bowie. I don't really pay attention to years or eras, because honestly my catalog is a little lacking in terms of actual albums. But I do know that I love Ziggy Stardust (1972) and Hunky Dory (1971). So I guess I like that era. Whatever that is. I don't think I've ever really gotten into his '80s stuff, in any case.
"Space Oddity" and "Changes" will always hold a special place in my heart. "Suffragette City" will always hold a special place in my ROCK.
I love Bowie! Some albums I like are Diamond Dogs, Man Who Sold the World, and Rise and Fall of Ziggy. Some favorite songs are 1984, Width of a Circle, and Rock N Roll Suicide from those listed albums.
Yeah, I'm in the Hunky Dory and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars camp. David Bowie is just plain the man. The best things to do when with people listening to music is to sing along with the song either replacing the real lyrics with lyrics of David Bowie songs, or making up lyrics so the songs are about David Bowie.
He's my favorite artist of all time, without a doubt. I haven't listened to him as much recently outside of long trips to and from work because there is nothing better than listening to the guitar solo in Moonage Daydream at the highest audio setting...
But really, I love everything he produced in the 70's, my three favorite albums being Aladdin Sane, Young Americans, and Rise and Fall.
I heard a live version of Station to Station the other day ont he radio, and it blew my mind. I don't think Bowie's the greatest singer ever, but he sounded GREAT live, which is tough and can be a big downfall of an artist for me. my respect points for him went way up when I heard that song.
When I was little (like 6) Space Oddity made me cry and freaked me out. The poor astronaut!!
and I once dateda guy that saud the only guy he'd ever go gay for was Bowie
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I've seen the Labyrinth a lot. He does an interesting job in it, to say the least. Never really listened to his music though. If you're interested in David Bowie himself as opposed to just the music, then you should most certainly go pick up Labyrinth from Blockbuster, though.