What are yours?
Mine would be
Give me some of that delicious rare Bowie.
I seriously love the later albums -- 'Outside' is a classic.
The lyrics are so good:
I was running at the speed of life
From morning's thoughts and fantasies
Then I saw your eyes at the cross fades
Secret secrets never seen
Secret secrets ever green
Moreover, is 'Black Tie White Noise' good?
I never gave it a listen.
Honestly, the cove put me off, which is just shallow, I know. It's just so badly designed.
It's been the same with 'Reality' for me.
Never judge a book, eh?
This song is just great
Indeed he did.
Personally, I love Black Tie White Noise. Most of the songs on it are very brass heavy, which is wonderful. Honestly, listening to this album was the first thing since David's passing that made me feel even the slightest bit better.
Reality is different but has some great tracks as well. It'll always hold a special place in my heart, though, as I went to see him on his tour for it. The main track on that one that really hits home is the final one, "Bring Me the Disco King".
Have a custom Reality cover I did at it might improve your perception of the album
the Buddha of Suburbia has these really sweet tunes.
I also love this b side from The Next Day.
Finally--and it's not really a rare track, but I never see it mentioned--what is probbaly my favorite Bowie track:
There's so much energy in this one, I mean the musicians are really going crazy near the end. He never really did another one like it.
Thanks man. Great stuff there.
I was meant to see Bowie in around 2004, but he had a heart attack not long before the concert and that would be his last tour.
I was so happy he lived for over a decade more, but I always wanted to see him live.
Nonetheless, I'm happy to experience it vicariously.
I wish this had been the real album cover.
Thanks for the detailed response. I'll dive into these later on when I wake up.
I was out all night and it's nearly 11am in my country. I came home and put on Bowie records and ended up singing along all night, drunk as fuck.
I don't care what anyone says -- Let's Dance is an amazing album. When I hear the words 'the serious moonlight,' I go into a catatonic state.
Speaking of BTWN, I love the Rock Mix of Jump They Say.
I don't know who is on guitar on that song but it may be Mick Ronson, which would make it one of the last rock tracks they did together.
Honestly, "Big Brother" has always been one of my favorites but it always seems to lose out to "Candidate/Sweet Thing" as far as popular songs of Diamond Dogs goes.
I've always liked that song as well. Here's a live version of it from 1987: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8YGqG3imWU
And one from 1974: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89FxLsgl0oY
Cheers. I need to give some more attention to Let's Dance, but it's already clear to me that the title track and Modern Love are incredible.
Love that duo of tracks as the closer for DD for sure.
I want to be your friend.
Do you live in Berlin?
I only recently heard 'Word on a Wing' too, and I bloody love it.
I'm partial, in particulat, to all of Bowie's Berlin albums, plastic soul stuff and the big mad shit on 'Let's Dance', but Station to Station stands out as very different.
That chord change at 2.07 in Word on a Wing, is just amazing.
I love Bowie's own attempt at a Pixies song.
This is so damn good.
I just love that he promoted them and was always aware of current music.
Of all the versions of Conversation Piece, this one is I believe the rarest, if only because it's always been relegated to rare bonus discs.
Imo, one of the strongest cuts of the early (Space Oddity) era. I'm amazed as to why it never made it into the final album, or any of the latter ones.
I first heard it on the bonus disc of Heathen, I think it could've fit into the main album. Probably a better cut than most of the last half of the album.
This is a very beautiful tune with a bit of controversy. Trente Reznor apparently unconsciously turned it into TDS' "A Warm Place", weather this is true or not,I think both songs are beautiful and some of my favorite.
Nah, sorry fellow anon, I live in the US, but i have experienced transit transportation to know what station to station does feel like haha.
But yeah i really love that about Bowie, he's able to nail his songs and give it the right mood no matter what the tempo.
It just pains me that i'll never hear him live or anything. He was just too good for this world
Seriously, that Toy version of Conversation Piece is so beautiful. Such a shame it never made it onto any released album. Shadow Man from that album was also very good. Let Me Sleep Besides You was also a fun listen.
Tin Machine I was good, II depends on who you ask (I liked it, critics didn't), but they're both important albums in Bowie's history. Probably the strongest fact about their development was that Bowie was told "no" by his collaborators for the first time in a long while. It really challenged him and helped ground him back in reality. He also shed the excesses of the 80's in them, which helped him make Outside shortly after.
From Tin Machine II, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qCXUldOf1s
Yeah, it's the song (Conversation Piece) I've been listening too the most since yesterday.
This version seems to be from the same concert too (at least from the same tour).
I don't like it as much as Pallas or EitC, but it fits nicely.
I love New Killer Star. I used to work at a radio station in college where the automated playlist would make that the first song on the list after my show, so I always stuck around the studio to listen to it because it was so good.
>'Reality' (2003) Artist Rex Ray collaborated on a number of fine art projects with Bowie over the years and also lent his talents to the sleeve of 'Reality'. "Bowie asked if I knew any illustrators who worked in an anime style who could produce a Bowie character for use on the cover," said Ray, who eventually drew the figure himself.