Looking back on it now, Bowie was pretty fucking tacky looking in the 90s. But what did people think of it back then? Did they think it was just typical 90s fashion, or did they realize how bad he looked even back then?
Nah, he was still pretty bad ass. The hair/goatee/earring was pretty standard for the time. He pulled it off because he didn't look his age, what with his teenage hairline and all.
Hey kids, it's Bitchin' Bowie!! Get ready to have your mind blown by some RAD and EXTREME tunes!!!
He looked fine during the production of Outside
>what did people think of it back then?
As i recall, no one thought much of his look one way or the other, or his music either. He was an elder statesman at that point so no one was going to talk shit, but no one other than long times fans gushed about it.
Eh, there was still that weird time around 2003-ish where he looked like somebody's lesbian aunt.
Dont get me wrong, i dont find david bowie ugly or anything, but why do wimen find him sexy when hes slim with no muscels.
Is it just cause hes famous or is it his sensual voice and attitude, or do they really find him sexy just by his looks?
The reason i wanna know this is because im slim myself, with no muscles, so i would like to know if theres any hope for me.
I don't really have any hots for him or really care about his body, but I enjoy looking at his face. The Man Who Fell to Earth was eye candy from beginning to end.
Is your face this good, anon?
He was off putting because he was getting old. It was weird he was prancing round in that union jack trench coat like he was the prodigy guy. But that's what he'd been doing his whole career. Looking at what's hip and copying it.
His music of the 90s alone was really good though.
Bowie was alright by comparison, this is what the rest of the 90's looked like.
the way he dressed made sense at the time, it was the 90's.
He was hanging out with trent reznor as well.
Bowie was trying to hang out int the late 90's electronic scenes like industrial and d&b
If you look at any random Bowie concert, you can immediately tell what era its from by the fashion and to a lesser extent musical approach.
Seriously, everything about this performance exudes that time period. The only thing that is unchanged is the song Ashes to Ashes (albeit played in a really 2000's way).
It really worked in the 70's and 80's, because the general aesthetic of those time periods were really distinctive and fashionable. Bowie seemed to never return to that classic/timeless look
He was always fashionable. I think he really fit best with the timeless look of 1980s fashion. A good haircut, leather jacket, and 80s jeans will always look good.
Bowie had a tendency to overdo his fashion in the 2000's
you can do that with his music as well, his very early music is him trying to ape the whole 60's folk thing, he even had a song about dylan on hunky dory.
Then the whole glame rock thing happens and he becomez ziggy stardust.
Then during the thin white duke era his music gets real funky and dark and occultic and very 70's.
Then in the 80's he sells out and becomes the biggest pop star in the world with lets dance and modern love and his music is 80's as fuck, people should learn from this, if you are going to sell out make some good tunes.
then he took some time off and came back in the 90's dressing like some extra from the movie hackers and making industrial and D&B music inspired by nin and prodigy.
Then he had a bunch of heart attacks and probably decided he was too old for this shit and just sort of became himself but he still wore nice stuff.
Then he released black star and died
>if you are going to sell out make some good tunes.
Let's Dance wasn't even expected to be a commercial success in Bowie's eyes. The albums he made afterwards were crap because he kept trying to regain the huge mainstream audience he got with Let's Dance.
considering how Bono made the leap from 80's post-punk warrior to 90's pond scum i'm gonna say that old rockers pretty much just looked like this.
I guess Paul and George were the only ones who didn't go apeshit ugly during the mid 90's.
He looked like Suze Orman...
THE VILLA OF ORMAN... It makes sense now!
Yeah his Heathen tour look was probably the classiest look he had since the Serious Moonlight look. While I greatly lament the end of his touring days, he stopped while he still looked like a god.
Come on man, I'm no homo but you have to admit that guy is good looking on another level.
None of this is relevant to me since David Bowie lost me after Young Americans. (Hey, a person has a right to their own opinions and musical tastes, so don't go on telling me about how Low, or Heroes, or the new album is the best shit he's ever done! Call me a pleb all you want. I honestly don't care!)
>rips his wig off and smears his lipstick twice
>does this instead for the third one
I never got this Was he trying to imitate the Queen?
did bowie admire warhol, or make fun of him?
i never could tell, because the lyrics to "andy warhol" make it seem like he sees andy as a joke, but his portrayal of warhol in that film says the opposite.
I'd like to imagine this is how Bowie always looked when he was in front of a computer
I can emphasise in all honesty. When an artist changes direction so radically and easily, you could easily question their credibility for future albums. I love Young Americans but the fact I know Station to Station and the Berlin albums come after instead of more full on white soul albums is a relief
Was Bowie *ever* a trend setter with any of his albums? Or was he just good at adapting to whatever was around? As someone who wasn't alive during his peak years, it's hard to tell in hindsight
You could argue that he wound up being the first "serious" solo pop musician, or the artist type of sort. I can't think of anyone before him in the seventies with as much of a profile as he had who went in such an experimental, vastly different direction, minus the Beatles who were a band instead. It's not so much a trend as it is an archetype.
Essential Bowie albums? Ive only listened to the 70s era, and they're all incredible, but there's so much more jesus christ i cant pack all this on my 8gb iPod.
get a bigger ipod. Not for Bowie, but for music in general.
Listen to *all* his 70s albums, except Pin Ups. Scary Monsters was released in 1980, and it's the only 80s album of his you should bother with. All of his 90s albums deserve at least a listen or two, but if you're only looking for his best material, just go with Outside and Earthling. His 2000s material is okay, but you can skip it. Both 2010s albums are great, especially Blackstar.
I'm not gay, but I'd let the Thin White Duke stick it in my ass and I'd make him breakfast in the morning.
Bruh, Earthling is easily one of my favorites. Listen to Little Wonder, I'm Afraid of Americans, Dead Man Walking and Law (Earthlings on Fire). Amazing tracks and among his best.
idk man, he was pretty damn /fa/ before and after the 90's
You're all mocking 90's Bowie but that's like mocking people for having big hair in the 80's. As a kid I thought Bowie looked bad ass as fuck in the Afraid of Americans video. He looked better than alot of people his age in the 90's without being cringe. I wanted to look like him so badly. I also wanted a beeper too.
Nowadays it's silly, but it's context people.
If you've already gone through everything he made from The Man Who Sold the World to Lodger then check out:
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
The Next Day
>Bowie explained that he had not met Warhol when he wrote this song and he got an interesting reaction when he played it for him. Said Bowie: "I took the song to The Factory when I first came to America and played it to him, and he hated it. Loathed it. He went [imitates Warhol's blasé manner] 'Oh, uh-huh, okay...' then just walked away (laughs). I was left there. Somebody came over and said, 'Gee, Andy hated it.' I said, 'Sorry, it was meant to be a compliment.' 'Yeah, but you said things about him looking weird. Don't you know that Andy has such a thing about how he looks? He's got a skin disease and he really thinks that people kind of see that.' I was like, 'Oh, no.'
Looks better than he did in the 70s. You're gonna tell me that a goatee and earring are worse than making yourself look like a transvestite alien covered in facepaint and glitter?
The Ziggy Stardust outfit where I'm not sure if it's a full body outfit or him in leggings
You know, I never really understood when I've heard my friends talk about "the one guy they'd go gay for" riiiiight up until I saw that .gif.