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Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 15 2008, 03:22 PM

Hey GMC'ers! This week I have been listening to many Bowie's albums and I was wondering... What do you think about him?
I think that he is one of the most talented singers and composer of the last 30 years and that he recorded many great albums in different styles and another thing that I respect of him is that he always sounds modern and actualized.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=louXPUW7tHU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuzMpSlAg50&feature=related

What's your opinion?

Posted by: Smells Feb 15 2008, 03:31 PM

Personally not my taste, I like the odd song by him here and there, I do think he`s a great icon though and deserves the recognition he recieves

Posted by: OrganisedConfusion Feb 15 2008, 03:33 PM

I have a lot of his old vinyls and I'm really happy with them.

Posted by: visi0n Feb 15 2008, 03:34 PM

Gracias ! I will check it out tonight .. i can't play audio files here at my work sad.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 15 2008, 03:48 PM

Great! I use to learn his songs because he uses very original harmonies in his compositions so I find it very inspiring.



Posted by: Smikey2006 Feb 15 2008, 03:50 PM

has anyone seen the movie Labrynth? i think i spelt it wrong.. It stars david bowie as the goblin king smile.gif check it out.. its a riot..smile.gif

Posted by: Smells Feb 15 2008, 03:53 PM

QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Feb 15 2008, 02:50 PM) *
has anyone seen the movie Labrynth? i think i spelt it wrong.. It stars david bowie as the goblin king smile.gif check it out.. its a riot..smile.gif


yea I seen it smile.gif he`s appeared in quite a few films over the years

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 15 2008, 03:55 PM

QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Feb 15 2008, 11:50 AM) *
has anyone seen the movie Labrynth? i think i spelt it wrong.. It stars david bowie as the goblin king smile.gif check it out.. its a riot.. smile.gif



It was my favourite film when I was a kid. smile.gif I saw it lots of times.

Posted by: The Uncreator Feb 15 2008, 04:19 PM

Yeah its creepy as hell, the pink things that jump around and rip limbs off..... ph34r.gif

Posted by: Nemanja Feb 15 2008, 09:19 PM

I like his roll in Prestige...he play Nikola Tesla .....and he was great...my favorite song is Major Tom....

Posted by: RIP Dime Feb 15 2008, 09:30 PM

QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Feb 15 2008, 04:19 PM) *
Yeah its creepy as hell, the pink things that jump around and rip limbs off..... ph34r.gif


Ya, it creeped the hell out of me when I was a kid.

Posted by: dango Feb 15 2008, 10:21 PM

I like some of his songs such as 'space oddity' or 'ziggy stardust', 'ashes to ashes', etc. Back to 80's Bauhaus made the cover version of 'ziggy stardust', i love it totaly. Perhaps , Gabriel, you can make Bowie style lesson soon, please?
And/by the way, do you like the Cure? Could you think of their style lesson as well? , such as the song of 'boy don't cry' or something like that. tks smile.gif

Posted by: Hisham Feb 16 2008, 12:15 AM

i have many works for him he has a good music

Posted by: blindwillie Feb 16 2008, 12:35 AM

I love Bowie and it's been very interesting over time.
I love his early works, up to Station to Station, with these at top:
Aladdin Sane
Hunky Dory
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Diamond Dogs
Young Americans

After that I like only some songs, but he never get's boring.
He is an artist I'd really like to meet.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 16 2008, 01:03 AM

QUOTE (dango @ Feb 15 2008, 06:21 PM) *
I like some of his songs such as 'space oddity' or 'ziggy stardust', 'ashes to ashes', etc. Back to 80's Bauhaus made the cover version of 'ziggy stardust', i love it totaly. Perhaps , Gabriel, you can make Bowie style lesson soon, please?
And/by the way, do you like the Cure? Could you think of their style lesson as well? , such as the song of 'boy don't cry' or something like that. tks smile.gif



It could be amazing to do a Bowie style lesson but I think that it would be very difficult because he has recorded songs in lots of different styles so ....
I also like The Cure. My favourite album is Disintegration and I think that a "The Cure Style Lesson" would be easier. smile.gif

Posted by: Pablo Vazquez Feb 16 2008, 01:57 AM

Yeah, Bowie is an incredible artist! I love his song "china Girl".
And labrynth... what to say about, I love this film and the actress, jennifer connelly!!

 

Posted by: albino Feb 16 2008, 02:32 AM

The Mick Ronson years were great [Spiders era] because he was a fantastic guitarist [check out 'Moonage Daydream', 'Lady Grinning Soul', 'Cracked Actor'].
Apparently it was Mick Ronson's superb solo in Ian Hunter's classic 'Once Bitten Twice Shy', but I'm not sure on that.
Bowie was a huge inspiration for me in the 70's but I get annoyed now when he cameos in 'new' bands such as Arcade Fire and Kashmir. Both Bowie and Lou Reed have done this and they end up being the worst tracks on the album.
I'm sure the bands think its an honour but for me it's 'You've had your day; now let these guys have theirs'. Having said that, what band would so 'No thanks' to Bowie? [I certainly wouldn't!!] Hmm...tricky. Still, Bowie was a legend in the 70's and let's pretend that the Labyrinth tights and duets with Jagger/Mercury/Bing Crosby didn't happen. tongue.gif

Posted by: dango Feb 16 2008, 10:06 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 16 2008, 02:03 AM) *
It could be amazing to do a Bowie style lesson but I think that it would be very difficult because he has recorded songs in lots of different styles so ....
I also like The Cure. My favourite album is Disintegration and I think that a "The Cure Style Lesson" would be easier. smile.gif

ok , can I look foward to have the Cure Style Lesson soon? smile.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 17 2008, 05:11 PM

QUOTE (dango @ Feb 16 2008, 06:06 PM) *
ok , can I look foward to have the Cure Style Lesson soon? smile.gif


I'll work on it. wink.gif I hope to do it very soon! Have you listened to A Perfect Circle's Thirsteen step album? It's a great album, one of my favourite and it has many The Cure influences.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 17 2008, 05:13 PM

QUOTE (albino @ Feb 15 2008, 10:32 PM) *
The Mick Ronson years were great [Spiders era] because he was a fantastic guitarist [check out 'Moonage Daydream', 'Lady Grinning Soul', 'Cracked Actor'].
Apparently it was Mick Ronson's superb solo in Ian Hunter's classic 'Once Bitten Twice Shy', but I'm not sure on that.
Bowie was a huge inspiration for me in the 70's but I get annoyed now when he cameos in 'new' bands such as Arcade Fire and Kashmir. Both Bowie and Lou Reed have done this and they end up being the worst tracks on the album.
I'm sure the bands think its an honour but for me it's 'You've had your day; now let these guys have theirs'. Having said that, what band would so 'No thanks' to Bowie? [I certainly wouldn't!!] Hmm...tricky. Still, Bowie was a legend in the 70's and let's pretend that the Labyrinth tights and duets with Jagger/Mercury/Bing Crosby didn't happen. tongue.gif



yes, that's my favourite David ERA too... Ziggy Stardust! Mick Ronson was a great showman in that time and also a great rock player.

Posted by: dango Feb 17 2008, 10:30 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 17 2008, 06:11 PM) *
I'll work on it. wink.gif I hope to do it very soon! Have you listened to A Perfect Circle's Thirsteen step album? It's a great album, one of my favourite and it has many The Cure influences.

wow, I am thrilled. Thank you!
I don't know that band at all. But it sounds very interesting I am deffenetly going to listen to it. Thank you. smile.gif

Posted by: javari Feb 17 2008, 10:39 PM

A lot of Bowie fans didn't like the Let's Dance album.
I personally really liken because of the great guitar playing by Stevie Ray Vaughn...

At first I didn't know it was SRV playing, I just liked the guitar, when I looked at the credits to see who was playing guitar, to my amazement it was SRV...

Posted by: Luciana Feb 18 2008, 10:11 PM

I think that he is a great singer and composer... I enjoy many of his songs and also the movie Laberynth! smile.gif

Luciana



Posted by: rokchik Feb 19 2008, 12:05 AM

QUOTE (blindwillie @ Feb 15 2008, 07:35 PM) *
I love Bowie and it's been very interesting over time.
I love his early works, up to Station to Station, with these at top:
Aladdin Sane
Hunky Dory
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Diamond Dogs
Young Americans

After that I like only some songs, but he never get's boring.
He is an artist I'd really like to meet.


Couldn't agree with you more Blindwillie. But "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust..." would be my favourite by Bowie. Suffragette City being my favourite song.

Has anyone seen the Bowie episode of "Extras"? It's one of my favourites of the series smile.gif

Posted by: blindwillie Feb 19 2008, 03:21 PM

QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 19 2008, 12:05 AM) *
Couldn't agree with you more Blindwillie. But "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust..." would be my favourite by Bowie. Suffragette City being my favourite song.

You are probably right.
"Ziggy Stardust..." is probably the best album but I'm affected by associated memories and stuff smile.gif
I have a couple of favourites on each of the mentioned albums. Suffragette City being one of them.
Nope. I have never seen Extras. And I LOVE Labrinth biggrin.gif

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 19 2008, 03:36 PM

QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 18 2008, 08:05 PM) *
Couldn't agree with you more Blindwillie. But "Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust..." would be my favourite by Bowie. Suffragette City being my favourite song.

Has anyone seen the Bowie episode of "Extras"? It's one of my favourites of the series smile.gif



That's my favourite album too. but I don't know that serie.

Posted by: rokchik Feb 20 2008, 12:15 AM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 19 2008, 10:36 AM) *
That's my favourite album too. but I don't know that serie.


It's a British TV show staring Ricky Gervais (The Office) it's very funny and in each show a famous actor or musician guest stars. I think you can see some episodes on Youtube....then again everything is on youtube smile.gif

Back on topic a Bowie style lesson would be very interesting...possible acoustic lesson maybe wink.gif

And Thirteenth Step is an amazing album. I haven't listened to it in a bit but I'll have to change that very soon smile.gif

rok

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 22 2008, 06:17 PM

QUOTE (rokchik @ Feb 19 2008, 08:15 PM) *
It's a British TV show staring Ricky Gervais (The Office) it's very funny and in each show a famous actor or musician guest stars. I think you can see some episodes on Youtube....then again everything is on youtube smile.gif

Back on topic a Bowie style lesson would be very interesting...possible acoustic lesson maybe wink.gif

And Thirteenth Step is an amazing album. I haven't listened to it in a bit but I'll have to change that very soon smile.gif

rok



I'm very anxious to hear Ashes Divide debut album. This band is the new project of Billy Howerdel, the guitarist and main composer of A perfect circle. smile.gif
Yoiu can hear a song here http://www.myspace.com/ashesdivide

I'll try to do a Bowie Style lesson. wink.gif

Posted by: slak Feb 24 2008, 06:02 PM

I would have to say The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is my fave Bowie album. For something a bit different ya'll might want to check a guy named Seu Jorge. He did an album (Life Aquatic with Steve Zissuou Soundtrack) of Bowie covers, they are all acoustic and I believe he sings in portugese. It's a really interesting album.

Posted by: Gabriel Leopardi Feb 24 2008, 06:53 PM

QUOTE (slak @ Feb 24 2008, 02:02 PM) *
I would have to say The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is my fave Bowie album. For something a bit different ya'll might want to check a guy named Seu Jorge. He did an album (Life Aquatic with Steve Zissuou Soundtrack) of Bowie covers, they are all acoustic and I believe he sings in portugese. It's a really interesting album.



Thank you! I'll check him.

Posted by: slak Feb 24 2008, 07:13 PM

QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 24 2008, 09:53 AM) *
Thank you! I'll check him.


Let me know what you think. His version of 5 Years is amazing. So is Suffagrete City.

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