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Discussion in 'Music' started by That Bowie Girl, Oct 29, 2019.

  1. Ome

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    No rush, but one day I would love to hear what songs would make your top ten.


    Good question. I think it might be something like The Beatles or maybe Elvis.

    Though it could be David...:dance:
     
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  2. That Bowie Girl

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    There are very few cover songs I like that were Bowie's. I love that top ten and seeing how many artists have covered him but for me it's for some reason hard to listen to his covers when I can listen to him.......he is my favorite if you didn't know that :llooll:

    I edited my last post to say it's the Beatles! You were spot on with your first choice. :D
     
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    I get that, I really do. I'm the same with quite a few artists. There are certain songs that simply sound awful when covered by anyone, but there are also some that I love when they take a different spin on it and then there are some that I love, simply because I think they did the original some justice. For example, I really do enjoy Jessica Lange's "Life on Mars" cover that she did in the AHS.

    So with that in mind, what I'm asking is, out of all the songs we found, which would you pick out as better than the rest. Though, again, no rush, I'm simply curious.
     
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  4. That Bowie Girl

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    Oh this could be fun. First before I look back again I am going to post my favorite covers. Then I can see how mine compare to those that others liked.

    My top 3.

    :yep:

    Fame ~ The Killers





    Moonage Daydream ~ The Killers

    Horrible sound quality. Couldn't find anything better on youtube



    Drive in Saturday Night ~ Morrissey


    and the musical chairs continues.........

    :loveit:

    Brandon has been a long time fan of Morrisey and The Killers covered him. I have been a long time fan of Morrissey. I think that Brandon and I should meet we would have a lot to talk about. :llooll:

    Why Don't You Find Out For Yourself ~ The Killers (Morrissey cover)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02itxwQ88UM

    I don't know why that video won't show up?

    I will do the members covers soon.

    I have a chatty guy talking my head off right now. I can't listen to him chat away and music at the same time. :Clol:

    I will have to check out Jessica Lange singing Life On Mars. I did love Lordes tribute to Bowie with this song.

    EDIT: and to just make a note of this I found the covers on SOA to be amazing.
     
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    This is how my list came out from the members list and Fame by the Killers is still my number one. I wasn't a fan of most of the covers posted but if they like them that is always good with me. We are all different in our music choices.

    Fame ~ The Killers Ome
    Young Americans ~ The Cure LL
    The Man Who Sold the World ~ Nirvana Angela and Emelee
    5 Years ~ Arcade Fire ~ Ome and LL
    Life one Mars ~ Lorde LL

    But as always no one can do Bowie like Bowie!
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    and for me it's a no no no no way I think that Starman ~ Milky Edwards was just awful but Starman is one of my favorites!
     
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    I found one that was posted on youtube yesterday from the new box set Conversation Piece. This was released November 15th. Mine is on it's way. :heels:

    Not many views or comments yet but I agree there are parts to this song where he sounds like Bob Dylan.

     
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    While in most cases I much prefer the original (unless I hear the cover first, that can tip the scales), however what I do like is how some covers can re-ignite someone's interest in the artist, or in some cases, find more fans digging into the back catalogue of the original artists.
     
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    I agree with you on this. I find it fascinating to know why or how someone became a fan of a certain singer or band. I do the same with covers... I will go back and listen to the original to see which I like best if I don't know the artist.

    Another thing that is fascinating in it's own way was after Bowie died how many people heard the tributes etc and decided to check out his and other musicians that have died too.

    My Box set of Conversation Piece arrived yesterday and it's brilliant! The binder and the book are fantastic with a white background and black writing. The book has all kinds of things about Bowie, things written by Bowie and then the songs listed and the lyrics. I am super excited to dig into this. I will try and get a picture posted soon. :gidd::gidd::gidd:
     
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    I found this article interesting, listing his favourite albums.

    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/david-bowie-top-25-favourite-albums-list/

    I was torn which thread to pop it into too as I love THIS THREAD too
    David Bowie’s top 20 favourite vinyl albums of all time

    1. The Last Poets — The Last Poets
    2. Shipbuilding — Robert Wyatt
    3. The Fabulous Little Richard — Little Richard
    4. Music for 18 Musicians — Steve Reich
    5. The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground
    6. Tupelo Blues — John Lee Hooker
    7. Blues, Rags and Hollers — Koerner, Ray and Glover
    8. The Apollo Theatre Presents: In Person! The James Brown Show — James Brown
    9. Forces of Victory — Linton Kwesi Johnson
    10. The Red Flower of Tachai Blossoms Everywhere: Music Played on National Instruments — Various Artists
    11. Banana Moon — Daevid Allen
    12. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris — Cast Album
    13. The Electrosoniks: Electronic Music — Tom Dissevelt
    14. The 5000 Spirits of the Layers of the Onion — The Incredible String Band
    15. Ten Songs by Tucker Zimmerman — Tucker Zimmerman
    16. Four Last Songs (Strauss) — Gundula Janowitz
    17. The Ascension — Glenn Branca
    18. The Madcap Laughs — Syd Barrett
    19. Black Angels — George Crumb
    20. Funky Kingston — Toots & The Maytals
    21. Delusion of the Fury — Harry Partch
    22. Oh Yeah — Charles Mingus
    23. Le Sacre du Printemps — Igor Stravinsky
    24. The Fugs — The Fugs
    25. The Glory of the Human Voice — Florence Foster Jenkins







    And I have none of them...
     
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    I just sat down to take a break and I was listening Syd Barrett's album on youtube and this song. :yikey:



    When your I saw your post in my email. It's freaky lol.

    I have seen this list but thank you for posting it. I used to have some of these albums before our move. That is why I am now reduced to youtube to listen. :ribbon: I find the whole list he loved to be fascinating of course! They are all great albums or I guess I should say most of them. One of my favorites is

    5. The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground


    Did you know that when Bowie was 15 he used to sit in his room and his major influence was Little Richard?

    Duncan posted a list of his 100 favorite books and had a Bowie book club for awhile but I don't think it's still going.

    Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse

    Room At The Top by John Braine

    On Having No Head by Douglass Harding

    Kafka Was The Rage by Anatole Broyard

    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    City Of Night by John Rechy

    The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

    Iliad by Homer

    As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

    Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo

    Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin

    Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell

    Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood

    Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall

    David Bomberg by Richard Cork

    Blast by Wyndham Lewis

    Passing by Nella Larson

    Beyond The Brillo Box by Arthur C. Danto

    The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes

    That is too name a few.........and you don't have to click the link :llooll:but the rest are here.

    http://www.bowiebookclub.com/david-bowies-100-most-influential-books

    He was an avid reader and would take trunk loads the size of stadium speakers on tour with him.

    Thanks for posting this while I was sitting here listening to Syd. I got all excited :haha:
     
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    Its amazing when we get to hear something which is new (to us), especially when I thought 'thats it' ... no new songs ever. Hearing this gave me the same feeling of awe at hearing George Michael's new song. Its sort of comforting to unexpectedly hear their voices again.

    I can hear this too and I liked the whistling and the little cough at the beginning :D it made it feel intimate. Its also one of those songs which shows what a master David Bowie was at poetry.


    Woo-hoo! :j1::j1: I shall look forward to seeing your photo and then I need to decide if to invest in this myself.



    Do you like the song Conservation Piece?



    I nominated it fairly recently in the top-ten thread and have been transfixed listening to it. Its a very different song to his later work and I find it incredibly sad, atmospheric and clever all at the same time.
     
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    Some of these artists I haven't heard of before. I need to educate myself.



    He clearly loved reading, music, acting and art.

    There's so much to say about David Bowie that I think this thread could Live on Forever and Ever :hide:
     
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    Spooky, really spooky...
     
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    I agree and yet I feel a sadness sometimes when I am listening to either one of them.

    Mr. TBG and I were saying the same thing yesterday when played that song on youtube for him. Did you know we sing and dance to Bowie. :lmao:and others too but Bowie is both our favorite. :dance:

    I sliced my finger yesterday and I don't dare go near it until it's healed. :floor:but I will get pictures posted soon. I have to wait to even look at it again myself. We were debating even before this whether or not to buy another one that we don't open. :think:

    I haven't listened to the the CD's yet. I might get a smudge on them from my bandaide :eek: and this week might get too busy and I want plenty of time to enjoy it all....... but I do agree it's a lovely song and have you heard his re-recording of it for Heathen's in 2002? I compare them and still haven't decided which I like better.


    We haven't even touched on so many things about him. I don't know how he fit so much into his lifetime.

    Like his seven years in Tibet when he studied Buddhism which brought us this song. :danc:


    and he talks about it a bit here in an interview with Rosie.........I was surprised to find out that both him and Iman were great friends of hers. I love learning things like this.

     
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    Yes, I get the same feeling (along with Freddie Mercury and a few other artists)


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    Ouch! It always stings more when it’s a finger.


    Wow, you are true collectors! I know I couldn't resist opening it :lol:



    Yes, I have heard this before and it does sound smoother and more polished. I like them both, although the earlier recording just nudges it for me because I think it has a more simple and innocent sound, which reflects the words being sung .... just my own personal taste


    I was thinking the exact same thing the other day. We could do with sub-forums for this David Bowie thread, headings such as Book Club, Artwork, Poetry, Acting, Tributes etc., etc, :jk:


    He experienced so many different things, he must’ve had endless energy and a real curiosity, he was also always willing to learn and deepen his knowledge.


    Such a unique and unusual song and I think he did a recording of this in Mandarin too.



    They all get on so well is was fun to watch, especially Rosie’s impersonation of Iman :lmao:



    I’ve been trying to find a clip of David Bowie singing live at a benefit concert for The Bridge School (organised by Nell Young) . You might not remember it, I posted it on the old forum just after David had passed. I can find plenty of clips but not the original one I posted. It showed the some of the children from that school sat in the audience enjoying his music, it really touched me. If I find it I will post it one here.



    Here is a clip from 1999 of Bowie being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman



    I love this interview, it shows how articulate, honest and wise he was. He was also right about how the internet (considering this was way back in 1999) would change things.
     
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    Pardon me if I missed this but @That Bowie Girl is there a Bowie song or album you dislike? I remember you saying you were not a fan of some of his 1980's works?
     
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    Absolutely! I think more of my fav artists have passed on far too young than are still alive. But they will live on forever and ever with music fans like all of us.
     
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    I hit post reply before I was done.......and I can't figure out how to put replies in when editing so I will continue here.....

    We do love Bowie but we don't go overboard in collecting things besides his music and there are still some books I want to read. That would be a second copy so I could resist but I don't think I am going to do it. One is enough. :D

    When I start to become a collector of things they always end up in storage. :floor:

    I am leaning toward agreeing with you on this. I do love Bowie in his early career. Well his whole life. :danc:

    Maybe if more join in we could do this? :jk: too! But your right there is so much too talk about. I end up spending so much time in the thread. :obvious:

    He did and he has other languages he has done with songs......what comes to mind right now is his songs in German. I guess that is another thing about him. Languages.

    I know that was funny and how much she loved Rosie girl. Rosie was a lucky girl. :spinning:

    I think I have seen every interview that Bowie has ever done on youtube. I did enjoy watching this again. I can watch them over and over. I think I do this because there are so many different stories out there about him and I like to hear him talk about them rather than read and not be sure if they are true or not. Thanks for posting it. :ty:

    There is no pardon for you for missing all the things in this thread. :jk::w1:back! :D

    I think I worded my first post wrong. I should have said it's my undiscovered period about him. I haven't dug deep into the period in his life. For me I think it sounded like he had gone into commercial pop. But I do like his songs in the 80's. I just never bought that one album why I don't know. Maybe because some of them were overplayed on the radio? Other than that he looked fabulous and more fit than he did as the Thin White Duke. I guess that is an obvious change with him getting off the cocaine. His tours in the 80's were also favorites of mine. Especially the Glass Spider tour.

    I am sure there are songs of his that weren't favorites of mine. But ask me if I could name them? No I can't :Clol:

    I want to share this amazing picture of him. He was such a beautiful man. I just love his fashion!

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    Which led me today to do something I've never done before and listen to some Bowie songs in other languages :D

    Space Oddity in Italian



    he sounds fantastic!

    Seven Years In Tibet sung in Mandrian



    Wow!

    Heroes in German



    :bowing :bowing:bowing

    and its a great way to learn another language. I was rubbish at languages at school, but with Bowie's help I could actually improve :lol:



    I prefer to hear interviews too, rather than rely on someone reporting the information via the written word, its the most reliable way to get the true facts.


    He wore his clothes with that unique Bowie attitude and confidence, as we know he could literally wear anything and get away with it. I enjoyed his story in the interview I posted, about meeting Tony Blair and how he wore a smart suit along with a pair of stilettos.


    Also his shoe and boot collection must have had an impact and inspired the fashion industry...

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    How did he manage to walk (never mind dance) in high wedges? and then there was all his different hairstyles,

    oh and I liked him in a scarf...

    [​IMG] :D
     
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    @That Bowie Girl, do you have any favorites of Bowie's during the 2000's and 2010's? This era of Bowie is the most unknown to me. :confuse:Any recommendations from Heathen, Reality, The Next Day, and Blackstar? I am familiar with the songs Blackstar and Lazarus as you know and did enjoy them.
     
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