>>61711597 I was like 12 playing guitar hero. I played the level over and over again just so I could hear Ziggy Stardust more. It was the first song that I remember loving, and it was just the beginning of my love of music
Family would put on ziggy stardust and we'd all listen to it around Christmas time or whenever we felt like it. Whenever space oddity or any other hits came on we'd all sing along, or at least my mom dad and sister would. I was the most pleb and only got into him after mom n dad split and sis moved away
As I said on the their other board, before he died I didn't even know if he was American or British, or even alive. After the hype, I looked up his top ten songs, and every one I checked was a 3/10 at best.
Some time later I played LoL, and the character I was playing with (Corky, the helicopter guy) kept repeating something along the lines of 'Major Tom to ground control'. I looked it up and bam, Space Oddity.
My granfather, who was a huge fan, heard his voice when I was watching Labyrinth as a kid. I didn't even finish the movie until years later because the next few hours was spent with him showing me all of Bowie's music.
I'll always think fondly of Bowie's music because it's all great plus the added bonding.
>Bowie said of Nirvana's cover: "I was simply blown away when I found that Kurt Cobain liked my work, and have always wanted to talk to him about his reasons for covering 'The Man Who Sold the World' and that "it was a good straight forward rendition and sounded somehow very honest. It would have been nice to have worked with him, but just talking with him would have been real cool". Bowie called Nirvana's cover "heartfelt," noting that "until this [cover], it hadn't occurred to me that I was part of America's musical landscape. I always felt my weight in Europe, but not [in the US]."
Anyway, I like Bowie overall more than Nirvana now. I've just always loved that cover.
I never did. He died so I decided to check out his last album. Pretty solid album desu, can't see myself checking out his older stuff though because it'll feel fake as fuck just going through his discography because he died after having no impact on my life.
I had a Queen CD with Under Pressure on it and I only listened to that song and Bohemian Rhapsody. I was like 7. I eventually got introduced to proper Bowie over the years, but I don't recall now at this point. It seems like I always loved him.
>>61712179 Fucking this >>61712198 Who gives a shit if he had no impact on you. Even if his style of music isn't your type of thing, he has been a music legend throughout the years and that alone is a reason to go through his music.
>>61712198 >>61712226 >>61712246 There was a time I was going to check him out but the only downloads I could find of his discography were shitty remasters so I just gave up. Now I don't really care so I'll do it another time when I feel like it rather than just cus he died.
When I was 16 and I was angst ridden and was probably going through a nu-metal phase. I probably heard Kurt's shitty cover of "The Man Who Sold The World". Then a friend forced me to watch Labyrinth for the first time. Eh sort of glad I found out about him when I did.
>>61711597 >How did you first get into David Bowie?
>parents were fans of his in the 60s/70s >used to listen to him constantly when they got their first place together and married before I was born >they saw him live >I saw him Live in 1996 during his "Little Wonder era" >Five Years was played at my dads funeral
That's how I got into Bowie, though I had never considered myself a "fan" I never bought any of his albums, I didn't really have to as my parents had them anyway.
I still cried a little when he passed because I did like a lot of his music and what he stood for, and it was like losing a bit of my father too as he was a big fan, I think my mum felt the same, as Bowie was a big part of my parents lives and mine too in a way.
I don't remember exactly but one day I came across space oddity and I liked it. I had a friend and her father was really into Bowie, and I got interested. So I bought Ziggy Stardurst and instantly fell in love with him. It was my first vinyl. After that, whenever I was at my friend's place and her father was there we would sit in the livingroom and listen to Bowie together. He even gave me his old diamond dogs vinyl for my 18th birthday. To be honest, I had a bit of a crush on my friends father, we could talk about music for hours.
>>61712623 duped? I doubt it what I'm saying is that Bowie was a master at presenting style in place of music - form before function if you will you genuinely enjoyed it, but what you thought it was was not what you enjoyed
I saw pictures of him when I was nine and thought he looked scarier than Alice Cooper, and then I saw him on The Midnight Special doing 1984, and was impressed. I', one of those plebs who lost interest after 1975, and thought the glam years were the best. At least I admit it.
>>61712678 ohhhh i think i get it now see, every time i used to put one of his records on i would always end up turning it off and just look at pictures of him instead i didn't really know why cause im not to smart i guess luckily someone of youre intellect came along 2 help me out thanks!
He was my dad's all time favourite artist. He had been bugging me all month to watch and listen to Blackstar, he was awfully excited for the full album. That, and visiting /mu/ more exposed me to his whole discography the past few months.
I knew him vaguely in my dad-rock phase, when I was like 11 or 12, then I started watching life on mars which was airing at that time on tv, learned that the song was in the album hunky dory, and bought the cd
Since then i was more into ladrocks but /mu/ happened and i discovered more of his works. Hunky dory is still my best bowie album tho
I only properly paid attention once I heard Blackstar on TV and then when I heard about his death. Then we watched Labirynth on Monday evening. He was always a kind of ubiquitous figure in music, I don't know why I shielded myself from his work for so long.
I want to learn a lot more about him. As far as I've heard, I'm already hooked on his old songs .
At a young age my uncle introduced me to David Bowie and a plethora of other glam rock bands (Roxy Music, T. Rex, Slade, Sparks and so on). On rare occasions my family would travel to Washington DC to see my father's brother and his "roommate" Mark; in hindsight the reason I did not see much of my uncle as a child was because my parents were uncomfortable with the fact that he was gay though at the time I was unaware of that fact and assumed he was just a world weary eccentric like Scar from Lion King. In fact I called him Uncle Scar, but I digress. David Bowie was Uncle Scar's favorite artist and he used to play Bowie's Glam Era records when we came to visit; I quite enjoyed the records he would play and discussing music with him in general.
I did not explore Bowie's entire discography until I was older and have not look back since.
>be 8 years old >parents take me to Glastonbury 2000 >Bowie headlines the pyramid stage on Sunday >enjoy myself but the levity is lost on me >the experience was a catalyst for me getting into music >about a year later >listen to Nirvana >hear Man Who Sold the World >ohshititsthatdude >listen to Bowie at regular intervals for the rest of my life
I never even really considered who much I like Bowie until he died which makes me feel shitty. But also his music has never not been in my life. Thank you for the memories David.
I sort of inherited interest in Bowie from my dad. He used to be a pitcher for FSU in the 80's and his pre-game ritual when he was scheduled to start would be to listen to 'let's dance'. To this day I feel like bowie's best music are the songs you listen to when your in a good mood. 'Oh you pretty things', 'modern love', 'ashes to ashes', and 'heroes' can all make a good day even better.... And now that I think about it 'God knows I'm good' brings me to fucking tears ever time I hear it... So I guess he's a great sad song writer as well
>>61714744 lol same here. And I mostly gave it a listen because of the musicians he took (Mark Gulliana and Jason Lindner are both really amazing). Never really liked him before that and loved that album.
But now i've listened to Hunky Dory and it's pretty great.
>>61711597 I started listening to Bowie after I saw the life aquatic and bought the seu jorge album. I wasn't even aware they were all Bowie covers when I bought it because I basically only knew suffragette city and ziggy stardust. I loved that album, and then started to look into Bowie, starting with hunky dory and ziggy stardust because that was what was covered.
I had heard Changes a billion times before when I was a kid and Ziggy Stardust on Guitar Hero, but then there was one summer years ago when /mu/ did listen-along threads every night, and one of the early ones was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. I was hooked immediately once I heard Five Years and binged on Bowie pretty much every summer since then. I used to walk around my hometown at 4 AM as the sun just started getting bright and I would almost always be listening to "Heroes" or Ziggy. Those walks were one of the only bright spots of living in that place so Bowie's music is associated with a huge chunk of the good memories of my teenage years. Then after The Next Day came out I didn't really listen to him much at all until the video for Blackstar came out, and then I got more into him than ever and the album was awesome and I cried huge crocodile tears as I listened to Five Years when I learned he had died.
>>61711597 >be me 8yr >grandpa spinning some records >hey little anon!, check this David B-O-W-I-E album >cool, who is he?, is he old?, lol. >oh yeah anon he is old but his music is good, he is a HOMOSEXUAL though. >i-is it bad grandpa? >no lol, i think he slept with the guy from the rolling stones, rockstars are weird like that! >i'll check him out ASAP! >checked him up 5 years later lol >*illegally downloads LOW* >*clicks play* >EUPHORIC
When I was a kid I watched Labrynth and had a crush on him. My parents were big into Bowie so he got played fairly often so I got exposed a lot throughout my life. Actively started listening to his music when I was like 14.
>always heard Bowie's hits because he was fucking massive and how do you avoid that >enjoyed everything I heard and admired his stage presence and pageantry >always figure I'd get round to listening to his albums in full later >he dies >Feel obligated to go through his entire back catalogue Just finished Young Americans. David Bowie 67 is underrated but Ziggy Stardust is his best album.
I tried to listen to Ziggy Stardust last year because of his popularity and I couldn't get halfway through it before shutting it off; It sounded as boring as every other universally praised dadrock album. When he died I listened to Blackstar and I guess it had some nice bits but overall it didn't really appeal to me; I thought the jazzier bits were uncalled for and ruined the mood in most of the tracks they were employed, and a lot of the production and other sounds and textures seemed outdated, eschewing a very stale atmosphere throughout the record.
After reading this book back in my teens. That book is probably not well known outside of europe. It's about a teenage girl in Berlin who gets addicted to heroin and her favorite artist happens to be David Bowie. They even made a movie adaptation in which Bowie had a cameo. https://youtu.be/r5PJ4pYzrlA
I was about 10 years old and on neopets (lmao). Someone on the forums posted about how much they loved Bowie. I looked him up and listened to Space Oddity - it was the best thing I'd heard at that point in time. He was the artist that actually got me into music.
Literally two weeks before he died. Someone shared his discography in the sharethread. Now all of the normies in my life are accusing me of being big into Bowie because he died recently while they're only familiar with all of his most known singles.
>>61715464 lol, those where his only serious musical efforts. everybody knows he made all the other albums to keep himself relevant and be part of the american top 40's and fill his pockets with cash, not everything the man did was good, he made use of cringey gimmicks to sell his inferior music.
>Berlin trilogy: learns to produce and record, then makes the album himself on the studio and tour with a great funky band. >all the other inferior albums: dresses himself as a clown to sell concert tickets.
Was a wrong generation kid in high school and Bowie was one of the people I'd listen to, though I never really listened that much to him at that point. Space Oddity (or David Bowie) was my favorite album of his at this point because of that. When I cleared out most of the stuff I didn't listen to when branching out I deleted his stuff too. I then went and redownloaded most of his discography early in 2014 or maybe a bit earlier and listened through it.
Through Eno. I was a fan of his ambient for a while but never listened to his early glam rock and I gave that a try and I loved it and as I working through his discography and saw he worked Bowie. I gave Low a listen and instantly fell in love and listened to Bowie's whole discography
Through basic radio exposure as a youngin'. Mostly a fan of his Thin White Duke work at that time but later went back into the Ziggy/Aladdin Sane stuff after playing Ziggy Stardust on Guitar Hero like the dweeby pleb I was. I would always go back to Bowie now and then, and was legit surprised to see Bowie working on new stuff back last November.
I don't usually get too sad about celebrity passing. I was a half-drugged, post-Wisdom Tooth removal mess when Michael Jackson passed and all I could think about was how ironic it was that I was basically coming off the same shit that killed MJ. Bowie's death caught me after a round of Stouts at the local hofbrau, and I managed to get one more before last call to toast his life. Bowie's death is one of maybe a couple of high profile deaths that actually made me sad.
Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I found myself imagining David Bowie in Hell – which led immediately to praying quietly for his soul. I hope that maybe in his last days, unbeknownst to us, or in his final moments, unbeknownst to anyone but he and God, there was a moment of grace? Of conversion? Of knowing that only Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
But..let us not kid ourselves! David lived a selfish life, did what he wanted to do, did what he desired, created his own empire of dirt for himself.
What at all did he do for God? He surely didn't live his life for him. He surely wasn't being used by him to spread the gospel. He surely didn't bow down to Jesus as his Lord and Majesty. He continued in sin until cancer killed him.
I'm confident David is in hell wishing he saw through his own bullshit. May you be tormented forever David in all the ways God deems that you deserve.
>>61711597 It was a legendery moment 2 months ago.
I caught up to JoJo's manga and was bored. Looked at some references. Diego has a stand called Scary Monsters. I then listened to Scary Monsters. It started from there. began to be his fan just a couple of weeks before he died ;_; no nostalgia bias ftw
>>61711597 When I was 11 my dad gave me his old iRiver T30, which had a pirated copy of Space Oddity on it.
Years later, in the wake of all the hype surrounding Blackstar (i.e. like 6 days ago) I thought to myself "You know, I should really familiarize myself with more Bowie" so I spend a few days listening to all of the Bowie essentials.
Having gained a newfound appreciation for the Thin White Duke, I thought to myself "I'm glad I took the time to familiarize myself with more of David Bowie's library, so that I can better enjoy Blackstar and all of the new stuff he'll probably release in the future. Better late than never, right?"
My mom would always play "Lets Dance" and "Blue Jean" and mostly his 80s stuff when I was a child. Didn't really care for his music at the time.
Then when I went to highschool, my crush was a huge Bowie fan, and I investigated him just so we could have something to talk about,and I've been listening to his music ever since. His music brings back so many great memories.....
Literally only heard him through MGSV Man Who Sold the World was good stuff. That's about it. I know about Ziggy Stardust and other stuff through word of mouth, but never really listened to him (actively at least).
Got to high school, was starting to get into music beyond Dadrock (I live in the Ohio Valley so Dadrock in this shithole is fucking Hair Metal and Led Zeppelin) and in our library we had CDs to rent out. I'd heard The Black Parade during middle school and read up on influences and I had started listening to Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, PJ Harvey, all that good stuff and I come across the whole debacle about A Warm Place basically being Crystal Japan. Anywho after a few weeks I noticed a copy of Ziggy Stardust while I was perusing, so I took it out and that night I'm staying with my grandparents on the other side of town and I'm in the back bedroom with my CD player and all the CDs I'd rented (I'd grabbed the first Tom Waits album and also the copy of Realism which had been floating around with all the cool kids and had finally returned) and I just laid there with the covers over my head on this shitty futon mattress and the lights dimmed down as far as they would dim before shutting off completely and Five Years kicked up. I remember just being really excited while hearing it, just kinda molewhacked. I didn't know what I'd heard but I knew it was strange and burned it to my computer and it wasn't until two or three months later I realized I was listening to it all the time.
Of course all the really cool shit wasn't around so I ended up stuck with Ziggy and Space Oddity (and Let's Dance, once I figured out how to run the record player) and keeping Bowie in the stable but not really expanding until I finally went out senior year of high school and ended up coming home with a copy of Low and loving the shit out of it immediately and I've never looked back.
>>61711597 Friend of my parents was a huge fan Went though his collection, being not too much into music, I've been randomly and checked "The man who sold the world" because the title actually sounded cool.
Expected some kind of calm Jon and Vangelis type of shit but far worse, I almost shat myself.
I didn't delved far into what he has done, but I haven't been disapointed with his work so far.
Blackstar was dreadful on the first listening to me, but It has grown immensely.
But everyone has to go, he had a great run anyway.
my mom bought a greatest hits cd when I was around the age of sixteen at vintage stock. we listened to it on the way home. China Girl and Ashes to Ashes got me hooked. i ended up listening to that Best Of disc all summer.
used to do amateur writing/art shit when i was a young teen and somebody said one of my characters looked like ziggy stardust, so i googled just kinda went from there, at first i wasn't terribly fond of him as i listened to Space Oddity, but then later on i thought about it, especially the chorus and i realized 'this is actually pretty good' then i started digging more and uncovered his other personas and became fascinated by the thin white duke and how he'd come close to destroying himself, and the destructive intensity of that music since he was alive and well at that point, knowing he'd somehow come out of that age intact was very interesting to me and i wanted to see how he did it, the progression then i found labyrinth at a used media store and realized that he could do ANYTHING he wanted and it would be cool, even if it was silly he would still be the coolest motherfucker in the world
>>61711597 Fuck me. When I heard about Blackstar coming out I was planning to listen to it and actually get into Bowie, because I've never been really familiar with his music. Now I'm putting Blackstar off for a bit until I finish his older albums. I feel sad now. listening to his stuff won't be the same because I have the constant nagging fact that he is dead.
A good friend of mine was a big bowie fan when i was younger. I remember using her ipod daily on the bus to and from our neighborhoods and listening to china girl on repeat. She committed suicide a while ago. Kinda bitter sweet knowing both of them are now in a better place now.
I knew about him mostly as the guy with the weird eyes and never really cared too much to be honest.
I'd heard his music through most of my life just because I live in the UK and it's kinda impossible to not hear his songs used in something, but I'd never actually listened to anything really.
Then I heard Space Doggity by Jonathan Coulton and I thought that was a cute little song, and realised that I'd never actually heard the original. So I looked it up and was surprised at how good it was and annoyed that I'd never bothered to check it out before, and then I went over all the hits and such and was genuinely impressed both by the songs themselves and how well they hold up today. And then he released The Next Day and that was great too.
Emma worked at the front desk of my college dorm. I fell in love at first sight. Always hit her up for music recs, even though I would sweat endlessessly and freak out whenever I was about to talk to her. One day this other senior Bri was coming in to chat with her and the first thing they did was look deep into eachother's eyes and scream/sing "I'm an alligator!" I was in awe. Bowie ever since. Emma is probably a lesbian btw, I never got as close as I wanted.
some guy from england saw my dadrock scrobbles on last.fm in 2007 and sent me a message with a bunch of youtube links to his songs. i told him what i liked and didn't like and he responded with other songs from his catalogue. we had a really nice conversation actually. eventually he showed me subterraneans from his low album -- i had never heard anything like that before. from then on i was sold on bowie and introduced not just to him but to brian eno and the styles they touched upon over their careers. thanks, english stranger
think I first saw him in Labyrinth and I'll be honest I didn't think much of the movie but everyone else seemed to like it so I just tagged along, then a few years later my dad got a greatest hits DVD of Bowie and we would listen to it a lot
it's a shame though my dad is a dickhead and skipped some of the songs before I even knew what they were even when some of them were really quite good, like ziggy stardust, young american and a few others i forget
>>61711597 I played the FoTC episode with "Bowie's in Space" for a friend and he went nuts with how similar the song was with old Bowie recordings. He then listed off some recommended tracks and I gave them a listen. Became a fan after that.
It's not the first time it took me a while to get into an ancient artist, as I didn't become a Stooges fan until seeing their reunion show at Lollapalooza.
>Heard Space oddity on tv and though "Hey I've never listened one of his records" >Downloaded Ziggy and Hunky and loved every second of them >Asked on /mu/ which other albums I should listen 'cause he had a lot >They told me to listen pretty much all his 70s stuff + Scary Monsters, Let's Dance and The next Day
This was about 6 months ago and I've listening pretty much only Bowie since back then, I feel like crap for not knowing him before.
Back in the late 80's my dad was a junior engineer and was sent to inspect few things to East Germany. he bought few vinyls over there (the monkeys, Neu!, Rolling Stones, The Who, ELO, Slade and "Heroes" album.
We had a cheap russian vinyl recorder and it sounded like magic to us. My older Brother got in love with Bowie's album (although i prefered Neu! (because i was a little fucker who liked instrumental Hallo Gallo stuff that could make me go to sleep easy). in the early 90's i saw "Jump They Say" music video. Dusted off the vinyl and went full Bowie.
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