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russellmael
(kook)
05/12/05 08:13 AM
oompah bowie  

For a long time I've had a terrible secret. My favorite era / style of bowie writing is the 1970 / 71 sequence of oompah tunes he wrote:

original Holy Holy
How Lucky You Are
Noone's Oh You Pretty Things
Changes demo
Velvet Goldmine to a point
Arnold Corns Hang Onto..
Arnold Corns Moonage...
etc...

Bizarrely, even though he was obviously convinced this was the future, none of these style tracks made it to albums, But they remain a brilliant body of work. Am I alone?



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
05/12/05 08:20 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: russellmael]  

In reply to:

Am I alone?


No you are not alone I've always loved these oopah tunes, much in the same way as I love with a passion his 1960s style with the full orchestra and experimental stereo techniques.




London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(wild eyed peoploid)
05/12/05 08:24 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: diamondogz74]  

I have said a few times, I would really love an official release of the 'Haddon hall' years demos, some great things were played with then and never released.

I haven't got a signature at the moment.


russellmael
(kook)
05/12/05 08:41 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

It's just so odd... little things like the drums playing the wrong way around (snare where the bass drum should be etc.. see Noone's OYPT) that make the whole tune more queasy, and totally uncommercial. How that tune charted, I'll never know!

And of course, the 'huh huh oom oom' backing vocal over EVERYTHING! Brilliant!



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
05/12/05 08:42 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

I have said a few times, I would really love an official release of the 'Haddon hall' years demos, some great things were played with then and never released.


Me too, then I take it this so called official CD is a glorified boot and not much we havn't already got?







Buy it here If anyone wants it?


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Pablo-Picasso
(wild eyed peoploid)
05/12/05 08:46 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: diamondogz74]  

Anthony, that is a great show, I have had it a while now. If you want, boy, get it here then.

I haven't got a signature at the moment.


russellmael
(kook)
05/12/05 08:58 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: diamondogz74]  

Why did you think it was official? Look at the barcode! ... not oompah bowie though.

Great gig... really interesting story behind it. The guy apparently recorded it, just before he went away to the army overseas so it was put in a box in his attic. He was then lost, presumed dead, but came back and found it again.

Also look out for other discs that add 'All The Madmen' live in La, and a great old interview from around the same time.



russellmael
(kook)
05/12/05 09:47 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: russellmael]  

...actually, that said, Bowie going off on one about being 'an entertainer' between each song is a bit tedious. As a long time fan and a little past being deluded by the brilliance of the guy, it's one of those things that I just thought 'shut up you twat'. Sounds like he's trying TOO hard.



diamondogz74
(freecloud)
05/12/05 10:13 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

If you want, boy, get it here then


LOL! sure thing Alan I will PM you about a copy

In reply to:

Why did you think it was official? Look at the barcode!


Because so many times Im looking on ebay at these very unusual CD albums and they state they are factory pressed which I presume to be an official release? many's the time I've emailed Alan with the email header of... Is this real

Some right old twisters on ebay.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

russellmael
(kook)
05/12/05 10:29 AM
Re: oopah bowie new [re: diamondogz74]  

factory pressed just means it's not a cheap CD-R ... which with bootlegs is quite important these days, as all they seem to be home made CDs with badly copied covers. And gaps between tracks.

generally, I'd say if it's factory pressed, get it! they are harder wearing too.




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