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Favourite lesser-known Bowie songs
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What are yours?

Mine would be

>Slow Burn
>Dirty Boys
>I'm Deranged

Give me some of that delicious rare Bowie.
I seriously love the later albums -- 'Outside' is a classic.
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You feel so lonely you could die
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>>61709403
Nice
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>>61709369
don't see Oh! you pretty thing played too often or even talked about much but i really like it
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>>61709473
Great track, but it's on most "best of" albums and single collections.
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OP here,

I'm Afraid of Americans is damn good, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPVrFIP0CMs
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm2ciX0_UP8
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>>61709585
So so so good.

Great choice.
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>>61709369
The Secret Life of Arabia
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>>61709585
>>61709626
Hard to believe it was written for a gin ad in Japan.

What a man.
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>>61709660
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
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Hardly ever hear anything about Black Tie White Noise, but it's one of my favorite albums by him. Provides a nice pick-me-up.

https://youtu.be/C-MzTl_kjAU
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>>61709741
That's a great song. Never heard it before.

I could do without the slap bass, but it's a great song.
This is one my new favourite rare Bowies, now.

Did Nile Rodgers work on this?
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>>61709741
>>61709774
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
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>>61709798
>the cove put me off,
Meant to type the 'cover', not 'cove'
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>>61709369
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oet1pKb0Vo
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>>61709774
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.

https://youtu.be/eL03lUj89oY

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".

https://youtu.be/h3PHnLR_LWk
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>>61709798
Have a custom Reality cover I did at it might improve your perception of the album
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>>61709369
Right on.
the Buddha of Suburbia has these really sweet tunes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hxkwaXaGKI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDLtOVp_v8E

I also love this b side from The Next Day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89vwIGjqtJI

Finally--and it's not really a rare track, but I never see it mentioned--what is probbaly my favorite Bowie track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jJoEU-w9I
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.
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>>61709838
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.
>>61709863
I wish this had been the real album cover.
>>61709911
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.
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>>61709741
Speaking of BTWN, I love the Rock Mix of Jump They Say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGkGgqHQ71Q

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.
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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.

https://youtu.be/5EOlZyD26T4
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>>61710013
That's great. I'd like a mix of the two.
The original is very '90s, but I do have a soft spot for those saxophones in the chorus in the original.
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>>61710023
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
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>>61710007
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.
>>61710023
Love that duo of tracks as the closer for DD for sure.
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>>61710108
Modern Love is just pure sex.
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>>61710126
my nigga.
i was gonna drop by and suggest modern love too.

I just recently heard Word on a wing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PYvqa7DFNc

fuck man it still hurts...
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OP Here,

How on earth 'Slow Burn' isn't one of Bowie's best-known tracks is beyond me.
This performance is great, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjOXSNBqKo
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>>61709626
>>61709673
Call me a cunt, but I always prefered NiN's ripoff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN6sfJ1qFQg
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>>61710070
>tfw the original mix reminds me of the Dam theme in Goldeneye 64
still a good single
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>>61710196
Cunt
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>>61710149
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.
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I Can't Read from Tin Machine. First time since Scary Monsters David was raw again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-EcEH31Y2o
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OP here.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzEqZlMIf_U
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>>61709369

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nrMUBWdpTs

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.

>>61709585
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0RQCT69y5s
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>>61710204
Reznor's staying quiet on social media. I guess he's grieving quietly.
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>>61710220
Sounds good, maybe I should actually listen to those albums. All I ever see is shit slung at them.
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>>61710209
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
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His s/t debut has some nice tunes. Like this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVi6-PVq4To
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Since his left eye was permanently dilated, did he have to be careful around bright lights?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odEuTgNnh_I

This is my preferred version of Pallas.
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>>61710282
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBLkiWCTwrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3OnNbrXkC0

>>61710296
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
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Here's a rare Bowie/Eno track I don't see posted very often. Makes me feel cold when I listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wRF8BDZ-qM
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>>61710320
True that. I love this version of Silly Boy Blue.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXouj9CYCdM
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>>61710343
Earthling in the City has my favorite version of Heart's Filthy Lesson on it. I think it was from his 50th birthday.
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>>61710369

Yeah, it's the song (Conversation Piece) I've been listening too the most since yesterday.

>>61710419

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh0Cb5InY2o
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I've always liked his take on "Port of Amsterdam".

https://youtu.be/4uPZIG5BHD4
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>>61709369
The Trent Reznor remix of I'm Deranged (from the Lost Highway soundtrack, which starts with a capella vocals, is boss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aepBpZ3kXek
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev5eFchsZz4&index=5&list=PLbVntGq0i3tYY7iDKy6JwXMvtJXQGgTTz
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>>61710653
This
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Boss of Me from The Next Day. It's so painfully underrated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuQYcXGW4DQ
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Has a nice ding dong piano that goes throughout the whole thing you'd never think would work but does.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okg1UBdyvow
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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.
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>>61709798
>'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.

JUST
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>>61712657
Imagine Bowie in Sadamoto-GAINAX style. What could've been
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>>61712718
At least we got Bowie in JoJo
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