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ohramonaModerator
(acolyte)
09/22/06 09:58 AM
When you're a clone?  

So, I was trying to use up all these music downloads before my eMusic subscription expires. I wanted some Bowie covers (of which they had very few -- and they mostly were of the "Goth" genre ). So instead I clicked on eMusic artists like david bowie, and I was given this list:

Modern English
Ian Whitcomb
Jeffrey Gaines
Rockfour
Andi Sexgang
June Panic
Tsar
Charlotte Hatherley
Ian McNabb
Birdbrain
Scissors For Lefty
Daniel Ash
John Foxx
Steve Barton
Clan of Xymox
Peter Schilling
Neil Leyton
Grandpaboy
Black Box Recorder
The Impotent Sea Snakes
Brendan Perry
Nico
Kenn Kweder
Marty Willson-Piper
Jet
Ian Whitcomb & His Dance Band
Kitty In The Tree
Susan Court
Lulu'
Jefferson Denim
Nathan Larson
Grant - Lee Phillips
Mezzanines
Mr. Forky
Tim Bowness
Phil Manzanera and John Wetton
Howard Jones
Thirdimension
Ray Davies
Reeves Gabrels
Robert Wyatt
Sunset Rubdown
Ian McCulloch
American Death Ray
Spacehog
The Richmond Sluts
Zolar X
Toshack Highway
Billy Mackenzie

Now, I know my brain is nothing but morphinated jell-o these days -- but is there some boat I'm missing?



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ohramonaModerator
(acolyte)
09/22/06 10:09 AM
Re: When you're a clone? new [re: ohramona]  

Now if you got to AllMusic and get the Similar Artists list it looks like this:


Queen
John Cale
Kevin Ayers
Roxy Music
Mott the Hoople
Brian Eno
T. Rex
Lou Reed
Iggy Pop
Sparks
Bryan Ferry
Nico
John Lennon
Carlos Alomar
The Psychedelic Furs
Fripp & Eno
New York Dolls
T2
Edoardo Bennato
Styx
The Move

Which is a more predictable and reasonable list with a little cross over (but Styx!? ).

So which artists really are more like David Bowie?



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th0mas
(acolyte)
09/22/06 03:46 PM
Re: When you're a clone? new [re: ohramona]  

Like *which* David Bowie?

If you look for something similar to Queen, you probably get a bunch of guitarrock and pomp-rock combos. If you look for Björk, you will get a bunch of skandinavian ambient or electronic experimental bands. And looking for Phil Collins you are likely to get a list of fluid soap brands currently available. But Bowie is way too difficult to reduce to one steady element you find on every album. No wonder a search engine probably based on people-who-buyed-also-buyed statistics fails...


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KModerator
(thunder ocean)
09/22/06 04:25 PM
Re: When you're a clone? new [re: ohramona]  

In reply to:

John Foxx


On his most recent albums (well, the non-ambient ones) Foxx's voice sounds amazingly similar to that of Bowie's. Although the music isn't very Bowie-like, the man himself literally sounds like Bowie.

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96dbFreak
(acolyte)
01/10/07 06:13 PM
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Re: When you're a clone? new [re: ohramona]  

In reply to:

Charlotte Hatherley


Charlotte is a huge Bowie fan.

Her forthcoming (and terrific) second solo album, The Deep Blue, contains a song called Wounded Sky which has more ideas and more startling hooks than most indie bands manage on an entire disc. It also contains the term “divine symmetry”, clearly a nod to her hero.

The album also has many moments when you can hear the influence, in Charlotte's guitar work and the production, of other Bowie-related artists like Eno and Belew.

Given that we're all (supposedly) Bowie fans here I think it's incumbent upon us all to support a fellow fanatic and buy this album when it comes out.



Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/10/07 06:26 PM
When you're alone new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Given that we're all (supposedly) Bowie fans here I think it's incumbent upon us all to support a fellow fanatic and buy this album when it comes out.


Even if it sucks?

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96dbFreak
(acolyte)
01/10/07 06:35 PM
Moribund the Burgermeister new [re: Monkeyboy]  

It doesn't suck. It's excellent.

Of course, you have to be a music fan to appreciate it.

What is it that you like again, Dan? I know (now) that Marquis is the rap fan and P2C is the Wilco freak - but I don't have any recollection of your having expressed a preference for any kind of music...even Bowie's.

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/10/07 07:24 PM
Find a box for me, Stu new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

What is it that you like again, Dan? I know (now) that Marquis is the rap fan and P2C is the Wilco freak - but I don't have any recollection of your having expressed a preference for any kind of music


Art of Noise
Beck
Bowie
Beethoven
Les Baxter
David Byrne
Cocteau Twins
Cornelius
Coltrane
Miles Davis
Ella Fitzgerald
Dead Can Dance
Debussy
Eno (though I'm finding his 90's output to be disappointing - what I've heard of it, at least)
Fantastic Plastic Machine
Philip Glass
Harold Budd
Mike Flowers
Martin Denny
Various Lounge/Mood music from the 60's
Bjork
Flaming Lips
Mr. Bungle
Air
Goldfrapp
Fleetwood Mac
Steely Dan
INXS
Pizzicatto Five
High Llamas
Stereolab
Stephen Merrit's various incarnations
Satie
Stevie Wonder's mid-70's albums
Einsturzende Neubauten
Robert Fripp
Modest Mouse
Esthero
some Morcheeba
Pulp
Suede
Talking Heads
Tears For Fears
U2
Tom Waits
David Sylvian/Japan
Ryuichi Sakamoto
Village of Savoonga
Placebo
Momus
Radiohead
Sneaker Pimps
Scissor Sisters
Rasputina
Louis Armstrong
Hector Zazou

I'm sure I'm leaving a few out. But since you seem to have a fucking correct answer for absolutely everything, feel free to categorize my musical taste however you like. And let me know what you come up with because I've never really been able to come up with an accurate label for it. All you had to do was ask, you know.

In reply to:

even Bowie's.


Think whatever you want. I have every major release, some singles, and a few rarities. I'm not exactly a rabid collector in the sense that we might be familiar with around here but I have a lot. Sorry, I didn't keep my receipts but that's the best I can do.

Anything else you need me to verify for you? Weight? Eye color? Annual income? It's all trivia to me so I don't normally feel the need to talk about it. But since you seem intent on categorizing people with meaningless qualifications I'm willing to help.

(oh, I do hope you approve of my musical taste, Stu...)

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96dbFreak
(acolyte)
01/10/07 07:29 PM
Re: Find a box for me, Stu new [re: Monkeyboy]  

Eclectic.

Mike Flowers?????

Stu
Get Bowie Back Downunder


Monkeyboy
(band intro)
01/10/07 07:43 PM
Re: Find a box for me, Stu new [re: 96dbFreak]  

In reply to:

Mike Flowers?????


Yes.(?) Mike Flowers.

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