It amazes me how people on here don't realize that Bowie is literally as "reddit" as it gets
I'm a 4channer, OP
You know what that means?
It means that I'm really into music: Can, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, the list goes on
I am NOT a redditor, I've never listened to Led Zeppelin in my whole life
I am PATRICIAN I bet reddit doesn't even know who the Beach Boys where
>no one mentions him ever
>suddenly everybody include him in their 5x5
o am laffin
He was already in 5x5s of many people, and also in favorite's charts of many anons. Do you know why he wasn't mentioned? Well, he was mentioned enough, but it was a given that he was good enough and almost everybody liked him.
WAAAAH REDDIT REDDIT WERE SURROUNDED BY REDDIT THEYRE COMING TO GET US!!!!
Station to Station, he was mega coked up back then and it feels like he's crying for help.
Also Young Americans and Heroes.
I've never been crazy about Bowie personally, he has some rad material but on the whole it seems to me he just popularized existing ideas and worked with other talented musicians.
We still got Eno folks
jimmy page from led zepplin also fucked an underaged girl but reddit still loves led zepplin
>focusing on everything but the music
kek faggot you cant persuade people that bowie's music isn't /r/music incarnate
> He isn't a redditor
I'm 28 years old, I'm probably older than the majority of people on /mu/. I've studied music theory in college for five years. I play more than five instruments including guitar and violin. I'm part if a rock duo and I perform monthly at various places. We've been working on an album since 2014. I think I know what I'm talking about when I say David Bowie is patrician and not reddit.
To all you anti-Bowie fags, how much music theory do you know? What instruments do you play? I'm guessing none.
I'm 32 and have been a redditor for 5 years participating in various meme subreddits pertaining to David Bowie. I think I know what i'm talking about when I saw he's literally Reddit.
The fact that so many books still name David Bowie as "the greatest or most significant or most influential" rock star ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success. Bowie sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore he must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that David Bowie did anything worthy of being saved.
And so the old argument about intelligence and education raises its head.
Some of the most educated musicians I know have absolutely no interest in music as a whole, they all seem to have latched on to the genre that introduced them and repeated the same boring themes, phrases and ideas hundreds of times without deviating to a slightly different way of thinking.
Bowie was a thief, a plagiarist and a leach, that doesn't mean that he didn't make god tier albums but without countless other artists we wouldn't have any of them. Ziggy was all Angie's design, he used to go to New York Dolls gigs and stand in the corner with a pen and paper and anything Berlin era was just outright radio friendly Krautrock. I've even heard a story of him partially writing heroes with someone like Irmin Schmidt only to fly off in the night and get Eno to finish it and never talk about it again.
Fact is, you don't know what you're talking about, stop kidding yourself, there are far more intelligent and educated people on this board and we're older too.
Fuck learning establishments, you want to learn... Do it yourself
>"Man, people only talk about Bowie now because he died."
>it's repeatedly demonstrated that Bowie was well liked and discussed here long before his death
>it was already painfully obvious that Bowie was a pop culture icon in the public eye for fucking decades
>"M-man, Bowie sure is Reddit..."
Obviously just lazy-yet-effective trolling.