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Did this motherfucker have the greatest death of all time? He pulled himself out of like 3 decades of musical irrelevance to make a legit great album about his own death, produces a bunch of creepy awesome music videos and then dies 2 days after it's released.

He dropped the mic on life.
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>>61673703

yeah, talk about going out with a bang...
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>>61673703
Definitely my favorite celebrity death in my lifetime. That shit was so awesome.
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>>61673703
the next day came out in 2013 and topped the charts so no

but yes
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>>61673787
10/10 would die again
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>>61673703
Not only that, he managed to make the album about his own death without anyone cottoning on until the point.

Fuck, he managed to hold on so that all the lyrical references down to the fucking day of the week were true.

We might have artists as great as him in the future, but never another Bowie.
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>>61673787
He died with such class and sincerity. It truly will be remembered forever. I was really hyped for this new album, and he did such a good job cryptically playing it up. Then he up and dies after it releases, making the themes on the album really sink in. Fucking legendary.
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Imagine telling someone a year ago that this was the way Bowie would go out. It's unreal. Fucking legendary
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>How many times does an angel fall?
>How many people lie instead of talking tall?

Celebrities die all the time, and unfortunately Bowie had kept his health a secret from us, hes reasoning with us here.
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he didn't even have to shoot up some mall or anything truly a legend suicide by cancer simply epic
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>>61673703
>three decades of musical irrelevance

Uh.....
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>>61673703
I would trade the album and the closing chapter to meet him for 10 minutes, unfortunately it doesn't work like that ;__;
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Do you think maybe he died like last week and they just propped him in a chair up until the album was officially released?
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It is interesting that leading up to Blackstar Bowie was more relevant than he had been in a long time. Pitchfork was covering him like crazy, which they didn't do for The Next Day (though he did get a BNT back then). Do you think people in the industry had a hunch?
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>>61673703
>3 decades of musical irrelevance
this is wrong but Bowie is still amazing
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>>61673982
yeah hes basically telling us to deal with it and see what happens

especially the

>i cant answer why, just go with me

bit

i hate plunging for lyrics that dont really mean anything, but the game bowie was playing was so obvious here
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>>61673879
>Fuck, he managed to hold on so that all the lyrical references down to the fucking day of the week were true.

I thought he had became a Sith Lord or something
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>>61674066
its because he was doing stuff in music like videos and shit, also blackstar>>>>>>>>>>>the nextday
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>>61673703

Yeah it was baller as fuck. Beat that Macca.
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>>61674066

Well when Michael C Hall AKA fucking Dexter performed Lazarus live instead of the man himself I'm sure there were some questions asked.

It could simply be that the label/producers knew and just pushed and marketed the fuck out of it.
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>>61673703
He's a amazing individual and never became his own tribute act when other artists were throwing in the towl. RIP Bowie.
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It doesn't count when it's assisted suicide. He took the cowards way out.
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>>61674066
I didn't listen to much of The Next Day apart from a single or two, but I got the impression from most critics that it was pleasantly familiar, but not really a significant addition to the Bowie legacy. Blackstar was a bit more jarring from the get-go, it was clearer that it was going to represent something larger than itself.
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>>61674066
Brian Eno didn't even know
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>>61674216
gotta source for that or are you just shitposting?
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>>61674216

Fuck you.

>terminally ill
>done all I want to do
>overdose

Yeah fuck off with your "coward's way." You don't fucking know pain, or even WITNESSING pain, you reddit fucktard.
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who the fuck cares
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>>61674216
18 months of medical torture, what a coward he should have gone on for 19 months.
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We could be heroes
Just for one day
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>>61674216
Is this a shitpost?
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>>61674263

>get diagnosed with terminal illness
>opiods?
>no
>fuck this .357 the way the fuck out

No way m8. If you don't fucking medicate the hell out of me, I'm taking that bullet in the brain 100%.

And I'm not even 40.
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lol at musical irrelevance. Outside and Heathen are fantastic albums. Blackstar is essentially Outside 2.

Eno said he and Bowie were emailing recently and they both wanted to do something with Outside (I guess and expanded edition from all the outtakes or even maybe a sequel?) And he was looking forward to it. :(

>>61674192

I don't think Hall performing Lazarus was anything to be suspicious about, he's in the musical of the same name, afterall. And Bowie hardly played live since 2004.
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>>61674304

. . .if you have to ask. . .
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>>61674308
not everyone can be as edgy as you
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>>61674210
>the gallaghers will die in your lifetime
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fug the drums on Lazarus are so good
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>>61674308
shut up pussy no one cares
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He not only beat death, he threw the first punch
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>>61674337

That's not edges, mane, it's experience.

>watched both grandfathers die
>grandma died
>one parent died

All of fucking cancer. No way I will follow that path.

Edgelord.
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>>61674230
>>61674304
not a shitpost, obviously this info hasn't been released yet but I have a source that's close to his family. Wait a couple of weeks the truth will come out eventually.
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>>61673703
>>61673905
The thin white duke remains beautiful.
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>doctor tells you you're dying
>decide to turn your death into a multimedia performance art piece

absolutely based
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>>61674377
nice of you to sign off your post with your title
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>>61674408
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The thing about Bowie's death I'm most upset about is how big an influence we've lost. Bowie made Iggy, the grandfather of punk. Bowie made Nomi, the most amazing modern operatic vocalist, arguably.

Film, music, production. You name it, Bowie had a hand in it. Where Bowie's hand was, there was gold. Bowie only really interested himself in things that were to notch. In addition, he was very humble about it. He turned down a knighthood because he simply didn't see it as conductive to his musical career. Bowie did what he wanted, when he wanted. Luckily most of what he did was pure genius.

Bowie's in space for sure. Major Tom couldn't do anything about how blue the earth was, but Bowie made sure we could forget about how blue we are for a moment with some good music. RIP Bowie. I will never forget you. The first celebrity I have truly mourned, in passing.
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>>61674224
The lyrics of The Next Day are really excellent despite the familiar sonics.

The title track sounds like he was gearing up for his inevitable death.

>Here I am, not quite dying, my body left to rot in a hollow tree

Hollow tree being a coffin

>It's branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me, and the next day and the next...

The event of my death will cause my legacy to be obscured; so here's an album reintroducing you to my back catalog.
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>>61674408
oh shit lmao
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>>61674229
Yeah, but his current producer did. I'm just saying there were some people outside of his family that knew, and info can always leak. Not that that would undermine the quality of the record.
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>>61674119
He became a Sith Lord alright, but here at /mu/ we know how to deal with Sith Lords.
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Do you guys really think he was euthanized? Also, can anyone point to how he referenced his own death? The most obvious example is Lazarus, surely.
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>>61673703
For real man, none of us could ever hope to live OR die the way he did.

What a man.
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>>61674572
god, obi wan had no merit when he said that, they literally got their ass handed to them by the last sith lord they faced and the only other sith they met was an inexperienced teenager
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>>61674659
be nice, his head was probably fucked from his junkie years
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>>61674373
this is the level /mu/ has sunk to

the that one sink in
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>>61674612
>died on Sunday
>didn't get to live to see monday
>"Where the fuck did monday go?"
>"On the day of execution"
>"Something happened on the day he died"
>"Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside"
>"Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried"
>"(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)"
>"How many times does an angel fall?"
>"I'm dying to" (could possibly be "I'm dying too")
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>>61673905
It's amazing how nobody seemed to catch on to it before the fact.

I mean the references weren't exactly subtle, he even writes a farewell letter in the video to Lazarus.
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>>61674836
I wish I could be as detached and cool as you
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>>61673703
Didn't Mozart write his own funeral march? This is practically that level of genius
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>>61674522
That might be a bit of a stretch, he was still a year and a half away from his diagnosis when The Next Day came out.
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>>61674836
>the that one sink in
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>>61674879
no one knew past speculation and rumors that he was ill, and he made a career out of pretending to be someone he wasn't, so a dying person could easily have been another costume
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>>61674925
>his own funeral march
dude, he wrote a whole requiem mass.
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The incredible part is, is that no one really "got" the album totally until he died. People were speculating all sorts. Like anon said in another thread:

>all the reviews 2 days back just interpreted it as some self reflection about his career and post-modern techinques of self-reference in general

No one could really understand the album without him dying. His death is part of the experience, part of the art. Fucking mental
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I'm not trying to be clever or say I figured it out because obviously I didn't, no-one did. But watching the video for Lazarus did make me feel really uneasy and get me thinking how much it would suck once he went.

Now the connection seems so obvious...
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>>61675243
Damn that is true.
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>>61673845
this
I'm drunk right now, but Lazarus is fucking unreal. Forget the video, just listen to this thing, slight delay sad horn, like the inverse of young americans, I don't want this track to stop but it will.
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>>61675243
fuck
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>>61674224
>not really a significant addition

You came to that conclusion without listening yourself? It's a great album which I've listened to solidly since it came out, especially the special edition.

Fuck critics, they have been attacking Bowie ever since the beginning. They attacked him when he was a nobody. Attacked him when Space Oddity was a hit for being a novelty act.

Critics attacked him when he was at his most popular for not putting out cookie cutter copies of Low but daring to try and be poppy, with the 80s sound he INVENTED. Why can't he get in on that? They kicked him when he was down, yet he was making some of hist best ever with Buddha and Outside. Then critics take a shit on what was the biggest comeback in history. Fuck music critics and fuck anyone who takes them seriously.
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>>61674036
80's, 90's, 00's.
Was Bowie really relevant then?
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>>61673703
We've witnessed history today, /mu/.

This will be remembered for a very long time.
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>>61675588

In the 80s and then a bit in the 90s
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>>61675720
It really will be, especially here. David Bowie was talked about daily on here, even before the Blackstar hype. This just cements him as a legend who died in a legendary way.
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>David Bowie dies
>suddenly you fucking fags care about him

Funny how every Bowie thread I made last year barely got any replies, and now you'll all riding his dick (until next week, when you forget all about him again).
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>>61675867
Settle down you fucking faggot.

/mu/ is not one person
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>>61674059
underrated post
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>>61675125
>his final act was pretending to be well
>it was so convincing that no one knew the truth even when he literally danced it out for everyone to see
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>The song was originally over eleven minutes long, but Bowie and Visconti edited it down to 9:57, making it Bowie's second-longest track ever made, behind "Station to Station", which lasts just over ten minutes. This was done after they learned that iTunes would not post singles over ten minutes in length.

>Editing your art for a single music distribution platform
into the trash it goes
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>>61675867
dumb frogposter
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>>61674229
That probably hit me harder than anything else, I can't imagine what it must feel like for Grand Wizard Eno given that he apparently was talking to him as recently as a week ago about actually doing Outside Pt. 2 soon and Bowie was leading him on saying it was a possibility. Seven frigging days ago. I know why Bowie did it but that's got to sting at first, being kept in the dark to that degree when you have that kind of history.
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>>61675961
What the fuck? Why the hell not?
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>>61675961
holy fuck, why not just make an itunes edit then?
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UNDER PRESSURE
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>>61675947
>his final act was pretending to be well
>his final act was pretending to be normal

Fuck. I think tomorrow I'm just going to climb into bed all day.
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>>61675535
I wasn't trying to make a value judgment on The Next Day - or any of Bowie's work, for that matter - because you're right, I haven't listened to most of it myself. I was just trying to explain the contexts that informed the different anticipation it got compared to Blackstar.
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>>61674229
Brian Eno didn't know? Visconti did right? Did Iggy know? What about Mick Jagger?
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>>61674210
Oasis
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>>61674388
Nice try fag but David Bowie was my dad
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>>61675379
>>61675451
If he had makeup on he could be Skullface...oh if only he could have done a live action Metal Gear movie
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>>61675867
If you didn't notice that Bowie is extremely popular on this board, you also probably didn't notice that maybe your threads just sucked.
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>>61675588

Bowie was at his peak in the 80s. No matter what revisionists say, that was when he got his most fans with his pop albums, massive tours and movies.
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>>61676059
warcraft looks shit
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>>61675867
just because we don't post about him constantly doesn't mean we don't listen to him
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>>61676052
Go google Eno's statement on it, they were talking about collaborating a week ago via email and Bowie gave him no indication anything was wrong. If he didn't tell Eno I doubt he'd have told Iggy or Jagger. Visconti knew but I assume that was essential to the creation of the album.
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>>61675867
It's hard to discuss an artist's whose best albums (before this year) were 30+ years ago without having the same threads over and over again. /mu/ has always loved Bowie, he's always the first on the "who couldn't you bear to see die" threads.
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>>61675998
>altering your original intentions just so it can be sold on iTunes
>being artist with integrity
pick one
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>>61675379
The absolute Blackstar!
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>>61676134
Not that, I get it. I mean why the hell does iTunes not accept singles over ten minutes?
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>>61675867
did you miss all the blackstar threads when it leaked you stupid cunt.
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>>61676044

The Next Day was a secret until it launched, how could there be anticipation? It was a hit and topped charts a few times.
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>>61675379
>>61675451
>mfw David Bowie martyred himself to redeem the fedora
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>>61676011
>Bowie did not wish to confuse listeners by releasing different single and album versions.

fuck just make the itunes version fade out early then
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>>61676272
>The Next Day is the twenty-fourth studio album by English musician David Bowie, released on 8 March 2013 on his ISO Records label, under exclusive licence to Columbia Records. The album was announced on Bowie's sixty-sixth birthday, 8 January 2013.

There were two whole months to get hype for it.
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>>61676129
He still is the first. This is a nightmarish dream.
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>>61676129
>he's always the first on the "who couldn't you bear to see die" threads

Shit, he was, wasn't he? Who's on top now, Brian Wilson?
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>look up here, I'm in heaven

:'3 <3
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>>61674346
nice try but that still wont cheer me up friend.
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>>61676367
>>61676399
It feels weird to remember the posts that say ">david bowie will die in your lifetime" with a reply that says "no he won't, he's immortal"
damn
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>>61674987
it sink in
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>>61675379
>>61675451
>Made his reputation wearing shockingly androgynous costumes and assuming bizarre alternate identities
>Final pictures are of him dressed like a perfectly ordinary man in his sixties

Feels.
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>>61676480
>Final pictures are of him dressed in his funeral clothes and laughing like a maniac
fixed
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>>61676480
>>61676545
I'll cry even harder if that's what he's buried in

I can't even imagine the creative process on this album, on any of it. He was truly one of the greatest ever, and this cements it. He faced the truest, universal human theme, the truest theme of nature, and faced it bravely and made it one last performance. He turned ruin to eternal legend, for those who paid attention.
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>>61676480
IDK, some of the Blackstar press pictures show him in a neo-androgyny fashion, possibly because of muh trendy streetwear, but he looked younger than he did in years.
What would be the shit though if he had not died today was do a final one-song show where he donned the Ziggy persona for one last time.
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>>61676739
Can you imagine Ziggy Stardust, but instead of being sexy and powerful, he's a melty faced old pudgy fucker with skeleton limbs? I'm glad this will never happen.
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>>61676656

He probably started writing as soon as he found out. Nothing Has Changed was released after he found out about his illness, which explains the poignant feel of that collection. The fact that it contains Sue means he consciously knew then it would be the full spectrum of his career.

Visconti stated that Blackstar was recorded early last year over three sessions.
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>>61676817
Honestly, makeup is a wonderful thing, it's made many an older man look better, and plus the fucker looked fit to the point of death. See >>61675451
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>>61676908
i actually think he looks really sickly in that pic
maybe it's just because i know he died two days later, though
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>>61676891
Yeah, I realized that about Nothing Has Changed within the last hour, which makes it kind of heartbreaking. I just take the whole thing as absolutely beautiful, that between that, Blackstar, Lazarus on Broadway, every last bit, he went into it with absolute courage and twisted it to be one last piece rather than an end.
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>David Bowie has died
literally the first four words of p4k's Blackstar review
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>>61676989
and they say meme magic isn't real
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>>61674478
He also taught Slash from GnR a lot of shit when he was a kid and Bowie was banging his mom.
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>>61673703
Pretty much the polar opposite of how Lou Reed died
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>>61676966
his face yes but his smile and posture says otherwise. he could have been using up a lot of his energy though
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>>61677124
Lou didn't make a performance out of it, but his death was still pretty beautiful, if his wife's story is to be believed

>Sun is coming up
>Sitting outside doing yoga
>Just closed his eyes and drifted away

It was even a Sunday Morning, for God's sake.
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>>61676980

He did more in the last 18 months of his life, as an old man dying from cancer, than most people do in their entire lives. Makes you think...
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>>61677189
Everyone's been taking it hard, and I have, least of all. But I've taken it as inspiration. Someone has to fill the hole he's made, and I already wanted to be there even yesterday, two days, a week, a month, a year ago. I've felt that way for some time, and now I intend to fill it.
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>>61676087
Everyone in MGS is Bowie... Everyone. I don't have the pic.
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>>61677181
Sunday is truly the most patrician day to die.
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>>61677308
This one?
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>>61674210
>towl
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>>61677398
>Mei Ling

People misuse statements, phrases, all sorts of things all the time around here. Believe me when I say that every time I see that, I absolutely fucking lose it. 10/10.
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>>61677337
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjyC4pzOsOg
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>>61677124
idk bout exactly his mechanism of dying but while Bowie went the death prediction route, Reed made Lulu and died 2 years later which is pretty opposite
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>>61675243
This brings up a lot of things in my mind that I have always wondered about music (and art in general).

Do you think that having more information about the artist helps to understand the material? I mean, obviously it can answer questions of meaning and inspiration, but do you think that HELPS the material?

I know there have been instances where there was a song I really loved, that really touched me in a deep and moving way, but then I find out it's about some really banal shit and it kind of sours it a bit.

This is something I have always been torn about, but I think Bowie has finally given me the right perspective on it.

I think the answer is that sometimes it is important for a song to remain ambiguous, to be left open to interpretation. But then other times, such as in this case with "Blackstar", it is vital to have the narrative that surrounds the music. And although this is a very unique case, I don't believe that it is a rare one.

Bravo, Bowie, bravo.
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>>61675379
What's the source? These could've been taken weeks, or months ago.
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>>61675867
Here, have a (You), because apparently that's what you're so mad about.

Do you screencap every time a thread or post of yours gets a reply?
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>>61677696
Exactly.

I come from a tradition of musical theatre, of performance after story. And while I don't think that all of music is beholden to that, I believe that sometime it is necessary. It is central. And sometimes, it gives us something as beautiful as this.
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>>61677696
I think it's easiest to say that interpretation should be up to the listener, it's just that sometimes the meaning is so crystal clear that everyone is on the same page.
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>>61675867

Absolutely not true although there are no doubt a huge number of band wagoners in here to come.

Funny story tho is yesterday I made a bowie meme thread cause I was bored.

>I'm sittin' in the chestnut tree.

>Who the fuck's gonna mess with me?

"What did he mean by this?"

and it got deleted so I went to make another thread saying /mu/ is at a place where bowie threads get deleted and kpop is still rampant.

Around an hour later news broke he died, I don't think I'll ever meme again.
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I think by "I can't give everything away", he meant he wanted us to have all of him, but it's not possible, no matter how hard it wants it to be.
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>>61675867
Shit it's almost as if he had a new album that came out not even a week ago or something.
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>>61676012
>both Mercury and Bowie are now dead

Fuck
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>Bowie said Death Grips influenced this album
>He was actually in Death's Grips the whole time
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>>61675961
Just. Fucking. Wow.

This is exactly why Tool does not allow their shit to be sold on fucking iTunes or any other such downloadable format.

CD > Digital DL
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>>61676111
top kekekekeke
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>>61673787
David Gold's dead was a surprise accident but the last two songs of his album (which was mostly about people moving on after death) were Kill My Ashes Goodbye (1 and 2). Then he died in a car crash like a week before the album was released. That's my pick for most dramatic music death, but this is way up there
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>>61674066
No. They didn't care about the next day because he was coming off nothing. The gave a shit about Blackstar because of tnd. If they had a hunch they wouldn't have taken so long to put the news of his death
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>>61674388
i hate this website
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>>61677870
>Only one member of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars is still alive
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>Never gonna be a 35
fuck
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I'll miss David bowie sensei senpai sama
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I'm writing this for my school publication. this is the first draft, just did it in one sitting with tears in my eyes. pls let me know what you think.
http://pastebin.com/6HzyWUt7
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>>61677971

Do you have the shadowman outtakes there? Always counted that as an EP
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>>61675991
He probably didn't know how to tell him.

Bowie ended the final email with a subtley messaged goodbye and Eno even admits the two of them were absurd and euphemistic with eachother when talking, so appreciates how cryptic his final goodbye was.
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>>61674059
weekend at bowie's
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WHEN YOU REALIZE JAMES MURPHY WAS ON THIS RECORD

FUCK
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>>61676059
how does it feel to try to save a shitty videogame franchise and fail?
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>>61678145
>no space before the "-" on Blackstar
>some are David Bowie, others are DAVID BOWIE
Consider me triggered.
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>>61677971
>implying there won't be a million "newly discovered songs" released in compilations by his family made up of stuff he recorded but thought was too shitty to release
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>>61677874

I thought it was because they were overrated hipster-tier garbage
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>>61678214
Bowie wanted him to produce the entire album but he couldn't because he was working on other projects (probably new lcd album)

I wonder if he regrets that now
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>>61678145

Think I downloaded that same torrent, does your copy of heroes skip for a split second around a minute into it? but yeah like that other poster said, get to organizing that shit asap man.
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>>61678262
because the DAVID BOWIE are the terrible ones. It is in all caps as a warning sign
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>>61678214
>James Murphy will die in your lifetime
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>mfw the drums on lazarus
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>61674408
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>>61678335
>Outside
>Earthling
>Heathen
>terrible
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>>61675588
Most of Bowie's #1 hits came from Let's Dance, so 80's at least.

Also, Afraid of Americans did pretty well didn't it.
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>>61678384
The drums in the whole album are insane
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>post a few days ago to /mu/ how many more albums we can expect from David Bowie
>theorize and hope for two more, bringing his comeback to a nice four albums before we signs off

We didn't even fucking get to hear more. Why did he wait so fucking long to unretire? I feel like Blackstar was his apology for being inactive for so long.
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>>61676656
Fucking hell, this really gets me. Been trying to hold it back but we crying now.
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>>61678505
I wonder if he had any health problems back when he did Next Day.

Him knowing he didn't have much time left might have been what motivated him to start making music again
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How will Blackstar be seen in a decade?

This is fucking huge.
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>>61678505
we've still got the Blackstar outtakes
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>>61678549
I get the sense that since his 2004 on stage heart attack he'd always had health problems. My father told me he read that he had 6 heart attacks in the last ten years. That sounds like rubbish, but if true, that would explain alot.

>>61678558
Like how young kids view Nirvana Unplugged.
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>>61675451
Come on.. Nobody?
>THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN
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>>61678505
maybe you could kill yourself as an apology for your shitty post
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Just listened to Blackstar again. I cried here and there but by Dollar Days I was full on fucking snotty nosed crying (while trying to be quiet as not to wake up my roommate) until like 20 minutes after the album was done. I just couldn't stop thinking about how David Bowie is done. His existence is no more and the soul behind the man we grew to love is gone forever and he knew it when writing those songs. He knew that soon his life and existence would blink away like a 'flash in a pan' to use some of the lyrics from the album.
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>>61678686
Fuck. Dollar Days was my favorite song on Blackstar before he died, but now its even more meaningful.
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>>61678686
i was sort of bummed that he died when I first heard. but it wasn't until I listened to the album and the lyrics knowing he made it knowing he was about to die. it just fucking wrecked me.
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>>61677873
BRAVO DAVID
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I've never cared for his style, musically or visually.
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>>61675961
Idiot, MJ and quincy jones cut the Thriller album by a ton because it would've sounded shit on vinyl and been too long for the radio
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>>61678112
underrated
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Reminder that Bowie told Laurie Anderson that Lulu is a masterpiece and it will be seen much like Lou's Berlin is now seen in years to come.
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>>61679009
it is though
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>>61674408
what? I don't get it
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>>61678145
You're missing Toy, which is a pretty essential bootleg.
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>>61675379
>>61675451
he looked pretty good in these shots
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>>61679043
I wasn't denying it.
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>>61678214

>you will never play on a Bowie record and go down in history with the who's who of cool players

Why even live? ;w;
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>>61678214
>he worked on the 2 worst songs on the album
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>>61678279
I really hope they don't do this. What he did with Blackstar was the perfect way to go out and releasing a new album afterwards would ruin part of the impact.
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>>61678686
It's nice to know he had come to terms with his death.

I've thought a lot about the title track. before his death people read it as a rebirth of Bowie as a recording artist, but in light of his death it seems like a different type of rebirth.

He as a mortal artist, a filmstar, a popstar is gone, replaced by something eternal, the "blackstar", his faded star, his body of work.

"David Bowie" is gone, and "David Bowie" the art work is all that is left.

something like that anyway
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>>61679182
the fact he made a greatest hits including songs from every album, including his last, which he hadn't even released at the time is pretty cool as well.
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>>61675243
>No one could really understand the album without him dying. His death is part of the experience, part of the art. Fucking mental
i usually roll my eyes at analyzation like this, but you are 100% right. artistically this is on a level that very few artists have ever and will ever do.
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Holy shit guys, remember that collaboration album The Flaming Lips released in 2012? Well that album had a song with Neon Indian called "Is David Bowie dying?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE__wlvTVg8

Thats a whole year before The Next Day.
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>>61679335

Pretty amazing and poignant. I'm listening to Nothing Has Changed right now and have been listening to it pretty solidly ever since it came out. Disc 2/3 is probably my favourite listen.

Anyway Nothing has Changed really was a renaissance for me and I've been really listening to his discography, studied some biographies and went to see the "David Bowie Is" exhibit when it was here. Pretty much immersed myself in Bowie for most of the year and now I'm glad I did. While I was a fan before this, now I truly understand and I did it before he died.

>>61679277

>"David Bowie" is gone, and "David Bowie" the art work is all that is left.

David Bowie the artwork is what we always had. David Bowie the person was never for us and he always kept that close.
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>3 decades of musical irrelevance
having autism spasms. /mu/ was literally spamming Bowie's The Next Day every day when it came out. It was many people's AOTY.

>10's
Blackstar
>00's
Heathen
>90's
1.Outside
>80's
Scary Monsters

Not to mention his countless work as a producer and vocalist for the work of others.
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>>61677239
Too bad that you will never be as attractive, charismatic, artistic or innovative as Bowie. I'm not shittalking your abilities, but the chances of that are literally a lot worse than one in a million
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>>61678589
Bowie had 6 heart attacks during the time they were making Blackstar, dude's got an iron will
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>he's a black star now because the light of life went out
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blackstar is bland as fuck
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>>61678292
>insert smug animoo face here
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>>61679582
>6 heart attacks

Bowie you magnificent bastard.
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>>61678008
Good work anon, great summary of the legend
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>>61679702
That's a hot opinion is I ever saw one.
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>>61678570
plus the other Lazarus tracks
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>>61678112
fucking keked hard.
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>>61678008
>David Bowie was an artist, in every sense of the word.
Uhg. It's ok besides that first line. Not so much for the content, I just think the expression "every sense of the word" is weak and distracts from the assertion being made. I mean sure, you explain it further later, but I don't see how anything you said wouldn't just mean "artist" in a "single sense".
For intance, if you changed to "Bowie was an artist. He was a..." the statement would be stronger imo.

But good work otherwise.
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>>61678292
KEK I love this so much. I just had a conversation about people like you last night on /tv/ in regards to Kubrick and Bill Hicks.

Anyone who's only criticism of an artist or their material is "overrated" or "they have terrible fans" is even worse than those annoying fans whom they are looking down on. Because at least those fans, as annoying as they might be, are enthusiastic and getting joy from the work.

And you and those "hipster-tier" Tool fans share at least one thing in common; neither of you have any legitimate criticism of their work.

Also, it really is "The Pot" to hear /mu/ call something "hipster", when you guys are the biggest fucking hipsters on 4chan. You all think you are so clever and unique, when really, you are just easily lead automaton, with your hipster leader Fagtano.

I know /mu/ hates Tool, and I know it is because of your perception of what their fans are like, which I'm guessing is based mostly on youtube comments or something similar. But if you can't at the very least admit how influential Undertow and Aenima, even if you want to try and say they suck, you're just being stubborn and unrealistic.

And look, I'll admit, even I can get pretty fucking annoyed at their fans. I find it tends to be people who started listening to them at Lateralus or 10,000 Days who are the "dude, weed, spirituality, dude" types. But the band themselves are not responsible for their fans behavior. They even have a fucking song talking about a really annoying fan, Hooker with a Penis.
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>>61675991
I would like to think that he wanted Eno to bare the full brunt of the experience and presentation of his last contribution.

If this is what Bowie had in mind all along, why bring someone on the dreary inside of the thing?
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>>61679702
mama mia that spicy take
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Anyone know when the funeral service is going to be held? Because if it's on the 14th I am totaling calling it here. He's going to have some kind of message at his remembrance ceremony or something if it's open to the public.
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>>61680429
i just wan't to hear him speak.
it's been a decade since then
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>>61680429

I don't think there will be any more surprises. Blackstar was a fullstop; the end of a peerless career.
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>>61680502
But if there is a video of him from the time in the hopsital or a message he wrote to his family and friends and asked it be shared with his fans, it'd keep to the lazarus myth because it's bowie coming back from the beyond the grave (albeit for a short time).
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>>61677181
damn...
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>>61677181
>yoga

I thought Lou was a Tai Chi man...
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>>61675535
>critics

Fuck critics. I don't doubt that most critics automatically take a point off for Bowie albums just to be edgy.
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>>61680779
critics gave diamond dogs a 'meh' rating, which still blows me away cause i think it's his best

he produced the record on his own, and played lead guitar throughout
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>>61679504
>>61679576
>>61679925
Don't worry. Any doubt you have, I've already ascribed to myself. It doesn't matter. I'm going to do it. The last time a hero of mine died, I chose the way my life was set, got in the news, got in small films, swayed crowds and turned into someone people loved in local crowds, and that was nigh a decade before any of that happened. Imagine what I am capable of now.
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>>61680827

Critics shit all over Never Let Me Down and the Glass Spider tour, even though in retrospect they were nowhere near as bad as made out. I'm pissed off about that because I really liked that album, and the tour redefined touring acts, yet it knocked Bowie off his feet and took years to get him back. :(
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>>61680728
Dammit, I knew something about that didn't sound right, I think it WAS Tai Chi.
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>>61678549
>>61678589
Yeah, health problems + wanting to be there for his daughter were the reasons why he initially retired. I wonder if the whole reason he came back to making music was finding out his time was running out -- everything is saying it was an 18 month battle but I wouldn't be surprised if he knew there were problems when The Next Day was being made.
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>>61681002
Never Let Me Down was definitely shit, you're just looking at it with rose-tinted glasses because he died.
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>>61680997

You can do it anon. Cap this post and remember me when you do. :3
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>>61681093

Fuck off dickhead. I loved that record then and I still do now. Many other fans feel the same way and that album sold a lot more than the preceding Tonight album.
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>>61679702
I love Bowie but agree with this to a degree. The title track was fantastic but the rest of the album didn't really live up to it. It's still pretty haunting thematically though, given the circumstances.
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>>61677239
I wish you the best of luck
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>>61675588
Let's Dance and China Girl nigger
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>>61677398
Needs an update.
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>>61681819
china girl was a cover of an iggy pop song
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>>61677902

I did the band photography for the Woods of Ypres' first album. I didn't hear about Dave's death immediately and when my friend told me I was simply stunned. He had so much left for the world.
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>>61677398

kek'd hard at bowie with large pants = metal gear
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>>61682231

off of pop's record 'the idiot', on which all tracks were produced and co-written by bowie. in fact, this record is sometimes considered as more of a bowie record than an iggy pop record due to his perceived contributions being more significant.
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