ITT: We discuss David Bowie's own taste in music
he likes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Charles Mingus, The Velvet Underground (before it was cool of course)
Lol the Velvets have been cool since the 70's, GYBE were critical darlings because of young college graduates not knowing shit about music, Charles Mingus has always been a well known name in the Jazz world. Acting like he had patrician taste with these examples is pretty pathetic desu senpai
I wish artists released their iTunes library. I've always wondered if they love a lot of 'mu core' stuff. I must admit, I wouldn't have stumbled up alot of great stuff and further refined my taste if it wasn't for some of the essentials here. I also wonder how many great bands haven't heard of post rock ect.
He liked The Secret Machines so much he interviewed them in 2006, this is one the last times Bowie talked at length publicly https://youtu.be/wd3q3uNcaHQ
Also you could tell how much Walker meant to him, on a radio show they play a birthday message from him to Bowie and he's speechless.
That Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet Different Trains album is fantastic. I picked up the CD with that and another piece of his for $2 at a thrift store on a whim. The way he constructed melodies from vocal samples and used vocal samples and train samples in the music works very well, gives a glimpse into the concept Reich was trying to capture of trains to Nazi concentration camps vs. trains in the USA at the time.
Another great album that has melodies that follow along with speech samples is La trésor de la langue by René Lussier, it's such a cool concept.