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ptoner
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11/03/2013 10:49 am  

David Bowie: Appreciating the eclecticism of an enduring star

Released between the Ziggy and Berlin eras, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans and Station To Station form a musical troika which sashays through dystopia, dancing, drugs, Orwell, Lennon and Aleister Crowley. But tales of alleged Nazi salutes at Victoria station, exorcisms, and a daily diet solely consisting of milk, peppers and cocaine always dominate any discussion of these records.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21714334


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11/03/2013 8:51 pm  

Just listening to the new album, released today.

Extraordinary, fresh, exciting ... wonderful!

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12/03/2013 9:02 am  

Haven't listened to it myself, yet, Paul. Will give it a brief run through, Bowie was never really on my radar. The early 90's rock and rave scene caught me.

For those who would like to also sample the Album, iTunes would be the easiest way to do so. Try, before you buy. 🙂
http://pitchfork.com/news/49744-listen-to-the-new-david-bowie-album-now/

http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=DavidBowie


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lashtal
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12/03/2013 9:10 pm  
"ptoner" wrote:
Haven't listened to it myself, yet, Paul. Will give it a brief run through, Bowie was never really on my radar. The early 90's rock and rave scene caught me.

Not for the first time this week, I'm feeling rather old!

Bowie has always been something of a hero for me, both zeitgeist and a very personal commentator.

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13/03/2013 7:57 pm  

New Bowie album, new Pope, new pair of desert boots. What a week.


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25/03/2013 4:40 pm  

And lest we forget a new Archbishop of Canterbury too, praise be! 

I thought the Bowie tracks I have heard to be unexpectedly good, given the long hiatus (twice the length of Lennon’s Five Years) & also the fact that his ‘golden years’ were 69-81 with the occasional exception.  The thing I’m really looking forward to though is hearing is the ‘new’ Hendrix album People, Hell and Angels (on vinyl, natch).  I would be the first person to be sceptical about the idea of ‘official’ ‘posthumous’ releases which scrape the barrel & effectively comprise of studio filler, but if the incredibly quality of the last one Valleys Of Neptune which was done a couple of years ago is anything to go by it should hopefully be extraordinarily good.

Yours Dead (Hendrix) headedly,
Norma N. Joy Conquest


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