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Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/17/02 07:20 AM
Re: Very Different new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

1. Alabama Song
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14. Sense of Doubt


Two of my favourite Bowie songs

In reply to:

That's an amazing list, Davidsloveslave, at least from a Bowie fan. Apart from "Song For Bob Dylan" and "I've been waiting for you" which I would put down in the "mediocre" book all other tracks are essential Bowie. Well, at least to quite a few Bowie fans in this tiny universe. Strange.


Judging from her (?) list (and what she said in the post), she does not have that many albums. If you have only Hunky Dory, Stage, Heathen, Aladdin Sane and The Best Of 1969-74, you'd probably select those as the worst songs yourself.

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

francesco
(grinning soul)
09/17/02 08:21 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Stagger_Lee]  

Well, I knew somebody would be upset by my mentioning of Rebel Rebel, I am well aware most people consider it an anthem. However, I have two reasons to hate it:
1) It is the most repetitive song I've ever heard, just TWO chords repeated till you're sick of it!
2) It has been used for a TV commercial of kitchen furniture a few years ago here in Italy, which says it all about how edgy and challenging the song is...

Oh actually I just realised there is a song which is even more boring and THAT one I really cannot possibly stand. Be prepared, for it is another great Bowie classic: The Jean Genie. It's a mediocre version of the Doors' Roadhouse Blues.



trendy rechauffe
(stardust savant)
09/17/02 09:06 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

1. Ching a Ling


Hey Adam! Scrub that from your album!!!!

Here's my current list:

1. Sorry
2. I feel free
3. And I say to myself
4. Don't let me down and down
5. Rock n roll suicide
6. Lover to the dawn
7. Looking for a friend
8. Almost grown
9. Life is a circus
10. Waiting for the man


bye tr

trendy's trainpage is at http://www.geocities.com/trendy_rechauffe

"No peachy prayers, no trendy rechauffé
I'm with you so I can't go on"

G.B.A.

uncle_Ruskie
(cracked actor)
09/17/02 09:32 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: trendy rechauffe]  

In reply to:

Rock n roll suicide


. . . Are you mad, man?

"Loyalty, and patriotism are best sustained when the enemy seems to be at the gates."
(Major News update!)


EJSunday
(cracked actor)
09/17/02 11:44 AM
Still Very Different new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

If you have only Hunky Dory, Stage, Heathen, Aladdin Sane and The Best Of 1969-74, you'd probably select those as the worst songs yourself.


No. I could not find anything that is so bad that I would put it on a list as "bad". I don't think there is much point in putting good music down only because there is better as well. The only tracks that I would call Bowie sub-standard on the above mentioned albums are these:

-Velvet Goldmine
- Sorrow
- A Better Future (only when it stands alone, it's alright in the course of the whole album, somehow)

And again: These tracks are not bad to me. They still beat real bad stuff like "Fame 90" or "Tonight" by far.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


kingsteved
(kook)
09/17/02 09:30 PM
Re: Still Very Different new [re: EJSunday]  

Here's my list-- 16 worst Bowie performances.
1. There is a Happy Land
2. Ching-A- Ling
3. God Only Knows
4. New York's in Love
5. Over the Wall
6. Crack City
7. A Big Hurt
8. Don't Look Down
9. Memory Of A Free Festival
10. Silly Boy Blue
11. When I'm Five
12. Chilly Down
13. Dancing with the Big Boys
14. Shake It
15. Rubber Band
16. Can You Hear Me?



Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/18/02 02:33 AM
Perhaps I ought to stop... new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

No. I could not find anything that is so bad that I would put it on a list as "bad". I don't think there is much point in putting good music down only because there is better as well.


But the point was not "The Bad Of Bowie", it was the Worst of Bowie. Those tracks that you select are not nescessarily bad, they're just not as good as the others. IMO that is what this is all about.

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

Arqueiro
(grinning soul)
09/18/02 07:04 AM
Wish me Deaf - The Very Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

CD

1. Ching-A Ling
2. God Knows I´m Good
3.The Jean Genie
4. John I´m Only Dancing (Again)
5. Don´t Look Down
6. Chilly Down
7. New York is in Love
8. 87 and Cry
9. Pretty Thing
10. Videocrime
11. The Last Thing You Should Do
12. If I´m Dreaming my Life
13. What´s Really Happening?


?

th0mas
(crash course raver)
09/18/02 07:06 AM
Re: Still Very Different [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

Velvet Goldmine


you are kidding! this is for me an essential bowie song of the era. this is pure glam rock - i wonder why it has not been on the ziggy album.

lache, wenn's nicht zum weinen reicht

twister
(acolyte)
09/18/02 10:23 AM
I'll be stone and you be wax... [re: th0mas]  

In reply to:

[Sysiyo] 3. The Bewlay Brothers


Please, enlighten me, Sysiyo - what is so terrible about this song? The vocals are emotive, the lyrics evocative, and the ending the most haunting to ever brace a Bowie album. The song is intelligently written and beautifully performed. So tell me, why is it that you think it's worse than, say, Chilly Down or That's Motivation?

In reply to:

[th0mas] i wonder why [Velvet Goldmine] has not been on the ziggy album.


Because it's about female genitalia, and was deemed too controversial for what was a planned commercial assault. You'll note once he hit the big time with Ziggy he was free to sing about "wanking" and "breasts" on his next album. Also - when the song was released, as the Space Oddity (re-release) B-side in '75 it was done (even mixed) by the record company, behind Bowie's back and without his consent. Perhaps Bowie never rated the song very highly.

I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it.


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