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wonderfulperson
(mortal with potential)
09/16/02 05:23 AM
The Worst of David Bowie  

Okay, here's an interesting theoretic situation for you. Say David Bowie (or indeed one of his erm... people) decides it's time to release a compilation album of his worst tracks, comprising of 16 tracks what would they be?

Keep Swinging - Jamin "Wonderful Person" Ben

Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/16/02 07:06 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

It is much harder compiling a Worst of album then a Best of album. Anyway, here is my version (in chronological order):

Macig Dance - The Absolutely Worst of David Bowie

1. Quicksand
2. Fill Your Heart
3. The Bewlay Brothers
4. Hang On To Yourself (Live in Santa Monica 1972)
5. Don't Bring Me Down
6. It's Gonna Be Me
7. Without You
8. Ricochet
9. Shake It
10. Tumble and Twirl
11. I Keep Forgettin'
12. Magic Dance
13. Too Dizzy
14. Baby Can Dance
15. Don't Let Me Down & Down
16. Slip Away

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

Marianela
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 07:20 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

OMG! how can you say that Magic Dance is his worst song ever! There are others you know! And Slip Away is to a good song! Geez. There are a lot of songs on your list that i would not agree with.

"I learned to walk as a baby and I haven't had a lesson since."-Marilyn Monroe.

Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/16/02 07:31 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Marianela]  

In reply to:

OMG! how can you say that Magic Dance is his worst song ever! There are others you know! And Slip Away is to a good song! Geez. There are a lot of songs on your list that i would not agree with.


I didn't say it was his worst track... I just thought I would be a good title track . And yes, I know that most people would not agree with my list. As I am already known mainly for my controversial opinions, my list probably does not come as a surprise to anyone. And Slip Away is one of worst songs he has done in a long while.

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

HelenaOfGale
(wild eyed peoploid)
09/16/02 08:07 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

And Slip Away is one of worst songs he has done in a long while.


It is the only song on Heathen which I seldom listen to. It is bad. Closely followed by Everyone Says Hi, but that's not the topic here, is it?

Let's see...In random order

1. Eight Line Poem
2. Kooks
3. Slip Away
4. Thursday's Child
5. Looking For Satellites
6. Never Let Me Down
7. Fame '90
8. Right
9. Tumble And Twirl
10. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
11. Amazing
12. Everyone Says Hi
13. The Prettiest Star
14. Black Country Rock
15. Be My Wife
16. Sound And Vision

It should be pointed out that I do not have some albums and therefore don't know all the songs. The list above is a gut response, although I tried to differ between songs that I don't like and songs which are bad. However, it didn't always work.



AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
09/16/02 08:14 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Shove a Doo Dah Horn Up Yer Arse and Play: The Despicably Worst of David Bowie.

1. Ching a Ling
2. Buzz the Fuck Up
3. Sell Me a Coat (with pockets of worthwhile lyrics)
4. I Dig Everything
5. I'm Not Losing Sleep (for spending time writing adequate songs)
6. Let's Spend the Night Together
7. I Wish You Would (shut the fuck up)
8. Everything's Alright (apart from this song)
9. Blackout
10. I Keep Forgettin (that I shouldn't record crap songs)
11. Dancing with the Big Boys
12. Chilly Down
13. New York's In Love
14. Too Dizzy (to record anything particularly worthwhile)
15. Video Crimes (and musical crimes)
16. Run
17. What's Really Happening (not much at all)
18. American Dream
19. Ching a Ling Reprise

Get Bowie Downunder

th0mas
(crash course raver)
09/16/02 09:20 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

even if you consider Hunky Dory as completly overrated, i doubt there is any track worse than on "david bowie". but i agree to your title track though :-) should be the first shit-single of that album. perhaps it even gets a supershit single!

lache, wenn's nicht zum weinen reicht

wonderfulperson
(mortal with potential)
09/16/02 09:52 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: th0mas]  

HEY! someone put the Bewlay Brothers, i like that!

Keep Swinging - Jamin "Wonderful Person" Ben

missbewlay
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 10:38 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

<-------- So do I! (Pointing to my nick, if you didn't get it)



francesco
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 11:27 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

My list is:

1. She shook me cold
2. Rebel rebel
3. Shake it!
4. Ricochet
5. Ching a ling
6. Neighbourhood threat
7. Don't let me down and down
8. You've been around
9. Looking for Lester
10. I feel free (cover on BTWN)
11. Sex and the church
12. Looking for satellites
13. Law (Earthlings on fire)
14. Dead man walking
15. Everyone says "Hi"
16. Slip Away



Truebu
(mortal with potential)
09/16/02 12:35 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

I don't know about songs, but I do know that Bowie's acting in 'Basquiat' was shockingly bad.

He should stick to music instead.


L'enfer, c'est les autres



TalentedChild
(wild eyed peoploid)
09/16/02 01:13 PM
Nothing To Be Desired- The Worest of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Part of me hates to do this, 'cause I'm such an over all huge fan, but there are some that just well...shouldn't have even been given the time to have been written down:

1. Fill Your Heart
2. A Better Future
3. The Art Decade
4. Pretty Pink Rose
5. Sorry
6. Amazing (I know this and the previous are Tin Machine songs, but really, Bowie should have had nothing to do with them)
7. Dancing With the Big Boys (egdad! what were him and Iggy thinking?!)
8. Red Sails
9. Amsterdam
10. If I'm Dreaming My Life
11. Small Plot of Land
12. God Knows I'm Good
13. Running Gun Blues
14. We Are Hungry Men
15. Kingdom Come
16. It's Hard to Be A Saint in The City

Not necessarily worest to absolute grotesque, but I really don't like any of these songs and...at the same time I could see myself buying this if someone did release a worest of.

I just shot John Lennon

kellyjean
(kook)
09/16/02 02:52 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Hm...there are not that many songs I dislike, but if I had to pick smth - I'd pick almost the whole Pin Ups album. Dunno...never liked it much, but then again -it's only my opinion

"If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad"

th0mas
(crash course raver)
09/16/02 03:32 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Truebu]  

hey, he is andy warhol in that movie - he's perfect!

lache, wenn's nicht zum weinen reicht

twister
(acolyte)
09/16/02 03:35 PM
Bowie's Greatest Follies: Not So Sweet Sixteen new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Bowie-penned material only, excluding work that was never (or only as 'bonus tracks') officially released, in chronological order:

1. Sell Me A Coat
2. Silly Boy Blue
3. Without You
4. Shake It
5. Dancing With The Big Boys
6. Chilly Down
7. That's Motivation
8. Day-In Day-Out
9. New York's In Love
10. Too Dizzy
11. Run
12. One Shot
13. You Belong In Rock N'Roll
14. Betty Wrong
15. The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
16. I Would Be Your Slave

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

Stagger_Lee
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 03:52 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: francesco]  

Rebel Rebel on a worst of comp? REBEL FUCKING REBEL?
How dare you sir.

And what's with all the tracks from LOW in these lists? Some of you people I'll just never understand.

DONNIE: "Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
FRANK: "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"

skellaway
(wild eyed peoploid)
09/16/02 05:51 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Stagger_Lee]  

My God! I can't even think of a worst of Bowie. I would be your Slave is a personal fave of mine



Davidsloveslave
(wild eyed peoploid)
09/16/02 07:28 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

grr! why is it us Laby fans always get mad fun of? The Labyrinth soundtraack was good(as was the movie itself)but I sadly agree with you on a few songs. Being as I own few albums(getting three more tuesday..)I haven't heard most the songs, but here's my list(less than 16..and ordered as I think of them)

1. Quicksand
2. Song For Bob Dylan
3. The Bewlay Brothers
4. Soul Love (Stage..what show was that from?)
5. Blackout(Stage again..there may be a better version of these two songs, but I haven't heard it yet)
6.I've Been Waiting For You(Does ANYONE like this song?)
7.Diamond Dogs
8.John, I'm Only Dancing
9.Jean Genie(never did care for the last three songs..)
that's all I can think of

'We are such stuff as dreams are made of'

Strawman
(kook)
09/16/02 07:58 PM
Re: Bowie's Greatest Follies: Not So Sweet Sixteen new [re: twister]  


'I Would Be Your Slave' in your interpretation of Bowie's greatest follies: You prick.



johnnysitar
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 08:18 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Stagger_Lee]  

i think a lot of you are letting your own musical prejudices cloud your judgements,some of these choices are ridiculous.



bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
09/16/02 08:27 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Truebu]  

This thread needs some mock-up cover art.





thomaswood
(kook)
09/16/02 08:31 PM
Re: Bowie's Greatest Follies: Not So Sweet Sixteen new [re: twister]  

I second Twister's list. The rest of you fucked up real bad.



beatled
(electric tomato)
09/16/02 08:38 PM
Re: Bowie's Greatest Follies: Not So Sweet Sixteen new [re: thomaswood]  

nah, I'd go with Adam's list over twister's. maybe it has something do with him not restraining himself so much anymore?

actually...on more thought, I'd take twister's, too. let's make it a double disk, obviously not repeating any, 'cause that'd be truly horrific to repeat all of his shit songs.

will i catch the moon like a bird in a cage
it's for you i swoon wilco


tv eye
(stardust savant)
09/16/02 09:54 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: francesco]  

In reply to:


1. She shook me cold
2. Rebel rebel
3. Shake it!
4. Ricochet
5. Ching a ling
6. Neighbourhood threat
7. Don't let me down and down
8. You've been around
9. Looking for Lester
10. I feel free (cover on BTWN)
11. Sex and the church
12. Looking for satellites
13. Law (Earthlings on fire)
14. Dead man walking
15. Everyone says "Hi"
16. Slip Away


this would actually be very close to my BEST OF bowie


shoot the dog

cracked
(electric tomato)
09/16/02 10:56 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

Am I the only one who likes I've Been Waiting for You and Shake It? Honestly, there good songs. Give them a God Damn chance.

Insert witty comment here

Stagger_Lee
(grinning soul)
09/16/02 11:00 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

In reply to:

I've Been Waiting For You(Does ANYONE like this song?)



I do. What's wrong with Neil Young?

DONNIE: "Why are you wearing that stupid bunny suit?"
FRANK: "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"

Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/17/02 03:03 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

In reply to:

even if you consider Hunky Dory as completly overrated, i doubt there is any track worse than on "david bowie".


IMO there is. Much like Tonight, David Bowie has some pathetic dignity, unlike Hunky Dory.

In reply to:

4. Soul Love (Stage..what show was that from?)
5. Blackout(Stage again..there may be a better version of these two songs, but I haven't heard it yet)


Soul Love is from Ziggy Stardust (as the five first tracks on Stage, they are much better on the album), and Blackout is from "Heroes". The album version is much better, though the song seems to divide people's opinions.

In reply to:

Am I the only one who likes I've Been Waiting for You and Shake It? Honestly, there good songs. Give them a God Damn chance.


I've Been Waiting For You does not fit into the album, and Shake It is one of the worst things Bowie has ever committed to record.

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

Karo
(grinning soul)
09/17/02 05:56 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

you only need to change the title of "Let`s Dance"...

The unbearable is that everything's bearable. - J. A.Rimbaud

BaldAssassin
(wild eyed peoploid)
09/17/02 06:12 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Whiskey Bar - You'll need one after this

1. Alabama Song
2. What's Really Happening
3. Tin Machine
4. Day In Day Out
5. Kooks
6. Fill Your Heart
7. Maid Of Bond Street
8. Silly Boy Blue
9. The Laughing Gnome
10. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
11. Blue Jean
12. Across The Universe
13. Chilly Down
14. Sense of Doubt
15. I Feel Free
16. Ching-a-ling (deserves to be binned just because of its title!)


What kind of magic spell to use?
Slime and snails
Or puppy dogs' tails?




EJSunday
(cracked actor)
09/17/02 06:15 AM
Very Different new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

In reply to:

1. Quicksand
2. Song For Bob Dylan
3. The Bewlay Brothers
4. Soul Love (Stage..what show was that from?)
5. Blackout(Stage again..there may be a better version of these two songs, but I haven't heard it yet)
6.I've Been Waiting For You(Does ANYONE like this song?)
7.Diamond Dogs
8.John, I'm Only Dancing
9.Jean Genie(never did care for the last three songs..)


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.

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


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

In reply to:

1. Alabama Song
--
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 new [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... new [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.

Strawman
(kook)
09/18/02 10:39 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  


'Quicksand?' 'Bewlay Brothers?' 'Rebel Rebel?' 'Sound & Vision?'

(Bowie): Can you hear me?..........No, really...CAN YOU HEAR ME !!!



EJSunday
(cracked actor)
09/18/02 10:42 AM
The Bad, The Worst and The Glam new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

But the point was not "The Bad Of Bowie", it was the Worst of Bowie.


Exactly. That's why I would not put down any of those tracks from the albums you restricted the choice to. It is "The Worst Of David Bowie" and not "The Worst Of A Few Randomly Collected Bowie Albums" - nothing of his worst is to be found on those albums, in my opinion. I listed those three songs not in order to make a contribution to this thread but to answer your post. And they are not even "bad", only the weakest material in that great bunch of tracks.

In reply to:

(Velvet Goldmine) ... you are kidding! this is for me an essential bowie song of the era. this is pure glam rock


First of all: I am far from disliking that song. But in context of the stuff I had to choose from (see above) it just loses out in my charts. It is too simple in it's fast-slow-fast arrangements, and though the chorus is quite charming the rest of the song slightly fails in producing a real good tune. And I actually dare challenge all those millions who praise it as a Glam Rock classic: It is not a Glam rock song, and certainly no classic. It is way too poppy, not rocking, not shrill or over the top enough to go down as classic Glam in my books. And it wasn't even big in the Glam era itself, was only released as a flip-side to a real non-Glam classic:

(From Bassman's page)
Velvet Goldmine (3:08)
Released in September 1975 as third track of maxi-single 'Space Oddity', was a 'Hunky Dory' outtake.


The song came back to the light of day when it was re-released on Bowie's "rare" album in 1983 - the fact that it is a "Hunky Dory" outtake plus the title of this compilation might also be seen as a hint to Velvet Goldmine's real influence on the Glam era.

It wasn't really until this dodgy film was named after it that Velvet Goldmine was considered a Glam track.

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


Sysiyo
(acolyte)
09/19/02 03:03 AM
...we could scream and still relax new [re: twister]  

In reply to:

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?


I admit that the ending is beautiful. To save time, go here and read the last entry. And I have not heard Chilly Down or That's Motivation, but they probably are bad, I'll grant you that.

In reply to:

Perhaps Bowie never rated the song very highly.


Reportedly Bowie was enraged because RCA did that. Probably the beginning of his falling out with them...

"Because we are paranoid" - Kraftwerk

EJSunday
(cracked actor)
09/19/02 05:57 AM
Re: ...we could scream and still relax new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

(...) This really the culmination of allmost all bad things on this album. The lyrics are good, but they are sung too low. Too slow intro, too anemic, drums sent too far back, as are guitarr and bass for most parts. Bowie's voice is too hollow.


Yes, and he never makes a mistake twice. His learning process culminating in the wonderfully written, sung, played and produced career highlight "Never Let Me Down". So at least there is one good side to "Hunky Dory".

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


twister
(acolyte)
09/19/02 07:53 AM
Unbelievable new [re: Sysiyo]  

Well, I think your criticisms are pretty silly (too slow? it's a sad song, not a race horse ), but each to their own.

Back to Velvet Goldmine, a quick flick into The Complete David Bowie reveals it was slated to appear on the Ziggy B-side up to December '71. Bowie spoke of it's removal from the album in a radio interview, saying it was "a lovely tune, but probably a little provocative".

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

lestwh
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/21/02 06:30 PM
show offs!!! new [re: twister]  

Ching-a-ling? When Im Five? Over the Wall we go? These songs are so obscure that they shouldnt even be up for consideration.Anything pre-Space Oddity in fact.

Put it in the basket...Chief

LaughingGnoome
(grinning soul)
12/21/02 06:59 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Adam]  

Blackout is one of the greatest Bowie songs of all time.

Quicksand is a masterpiece

Slip Away is a truly great sad/hopeless ballad

Rebel Rebel is the no3. song off the diamond album

a small plot of land is another masterpiece

God you are all so wrong! lol

My answer would be, virtually anything from the eighties except the labyrinth songs cat people lets dance loving the alien scary monsters album

And you who hate hunky dory just cause you cant dance to it, shame on you!



sirad2001
(mortal with potential)
12/21/02 07:24 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Good question.

I'm trying to think of songs that I strongly dislike, i.e find "offensive" to even consider listening too.

1:New Yorks In Love
2: 5:15 (oooh. controversial! I just think its a dull, plodding drone that goes nowhere at all. sorry!)
3: Tumble And Twirl
4: Shake It (always reminds me of geriatrics jerkily dancing to a synth demo of Lets Dance. don't ask!)
5: Glass Spider (I can't get past the beginning, it pains me!)
6: King Of Stamford Hill (don't say cunt ever again david. Really unconvincing and it doesn't suit you.)
7: Magic Dance (slap that baby make it scream?!!!)
8: Shining Star
9: A Better Future (Shining stars distant cousin. those BELLS!!!)
10: Baby Can't Dance
11: God Knows I'm Good (any song that mentions stewing steak goes downhill thereafter)
12. The Last Thing You Should Do (... is play this song.)
13: Whats Really Happening? (you tell me.)
14: Ian Fish UK Heir
15: Volare
16: Hammerhead

Discuss.

SI




sirad2001
(mortal with potential)
12/21/02 07:27 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: BaldAssassin]  

I LOVE your title!!!

:-)

SI



sirad2001
(mortal with potential)
12/21/02 07:34 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Whats interesting is that each list is VERY different. Surely testament to bowies uncanny ability to offer hugely contrasting interpretations of his music?

SI



T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/21/02 07:36 PM
Don't be my wife, Helena! new [re: HelenaOfGale]  

In reply to:

15. Be My Wife


Oh my God!!! This is one of his greatest songs ever...

My death waits like an old roue
So confident I'll go his way...



dice
(grinning soul)
12/21/02 11:07 PM
Re: Unbelievable new [re: twister]  

the bridge ruins bewlay for me (the only part syssy LIKED!)

let's see...bad bowie songs...

cactus
i've been waiting for you
dreaming my life
pretty things...hell
the last thing you should do
the wedding
the wedding song
sorry
amlapura
glass spider
let's spend the night
after all

"you know, when i first got married, my wife worked 12 hour days"
"that must've been rough. how did you handle it?"
"i fired her ass. she was my secretary"

JoeTheLion84
(absolute beginner )
12/21/02 11:30 PM
These Responses Suck new [re: dice]  

You people are all mad!! Your lists slander my tastes so much. I shall attack them chronologically.

The Man Who Sold the World is one of the most impeccable albums ever made yet somehow Black Country Rock, She Shook Me Cold, Running Gun Blues, and After All were mentioned. Black Country Rock is mediocre I will admit, but the others--especially RGB and After All--are pure gems.

Hunky Dory might have some mediocre tunes, but nothing on it--except possibly Fill Your Heart--actually sucks. Quicksand, Bewlay Brothers, and Kooks are all great. Shame on you.

The Ziggy period: Amsterdam is a great Jacques Brel cover. Waiting For the Man (from Santa Monica 72) is one of the greatest Bowie tunes ever, as is Velvet Goldmine. John I'm Only Dancing and The Jean Genie are also true Bowie classics.

Diamond Dogs: both the title track and Rebel Rebel are fantastic. Anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong.

Et al.: Across the Universe was one of the highlights of the Young Americans album, probably the 4th best song after the title track, Fame, and Fascination. It's a great Beatles cover and Bowie gives a very passionate vocal.

Sound and Vision was just plain great.

Slip Away is the best song on Heathen. Cactus is an excellent cover and, for me, one of the album's best tracks.

A song that I'm really surprised no one hit on was the most worthless song from the actual Ziggy album--Star. That's the song that stands out in my mind when you ask about Bowie's worst, since it sucked so much in contrast with the rest of the album.



mudley
(electric tomato)
12/22/02 01:48 AM
Re: These Responses Suck new [re: JoeTheLion84]  

Will someone teach JoeTheLion84 the difference between fact and opinion please. Jeez Louise!

Here is my WORST OF BOWIE:

1. Don't Sit Down
2. London Bye Ta Ta
3. Fill Your Heart
4. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?
5. All The Young Dudes (good song but Bowie's studio version is terrible IMO)
6. John I'm Only Dancing Again
7. What In The World
8. Little Drummer Boy
9. Secret Life Of Arabia
10. African Nite Flite
11. Alabama Song
12. Shake It
13. I Keep Forgetting
14. Magic Dance
15. Too Dizzy
16. Real Cool World
17. Black Tie White Noise
18. Wishful Beginnings
19. The Last Thing You Should Do
20. What's Really Happening
21. A Better Future

OK, I don't HATE all these songs. I quite like Secret Life Of Arabia for instance but I wanted to represent each era so I've picked the weakest choice on offer.


"And if you ever need self-validation
just meet me in the alley by the
railway-station"


HelenaOfGale
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/22/02 04:21 AM
Re: Don't be my wife, Helena! new [re: T.J. Newton]  

So if it is one of his greatest songs, I still don't like it. And I absolutely hate the video. There is no law against disliking some of his greatest stuff! However, looking at my list now I suppose I disagree with myself a lot in some cases...


"It's better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven." -- Satan, Paradise Lost by John Milton

trendy rechauffe
(stardust savant)
12/22/02 06:39 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

I actually got the worst of David Bowie earlier in the year:

1. Sunday
2. Cactus
3. Slip Away
4. Slow Burn
5. Afraid
6. I've Been Waiting For You
7. I Would Be Your Slave
8. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft
9. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
11. A Better Future
12. Heathen (The Rays)
13. Wood Jackson
14. When the boys come marching home
15. Safe
16. You've got a habit of leaving (new version)

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.

gtrobster
(grinning soul)
12/22/02 06:47 AM
Re: These Responses Suck new [re: JoeTheLion84]  

haha!
Joe, you do have your convictions well in place.....
A belief is a belief......
but you can believe 2+2=5 and not be correct.
'Good Music' is what ever the person 'judging' enjoys at the time they listen.
To say X is the best while Y is just crap.....well, i know a lot of people who really like Y.

I guess that is why certain people are elected to political office, even if their actions are not in the best interest of the whole.

Rob





T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/22/02 06:50 AM
Re: Don't be my wife, Helena! new [re: HelenaOfGale]  

In reply to:

So if it is one of his greatest songs, I still don't like it. And I absolutely hate the video.


The video is magnificent in my opinion. Plain, but still great. And the look of Bowie's eyes... He must have been completely stoned during the recording of it.

In reply to:

There is no law against disliking some of his greatest stuff!


Of course there is no law, but still I cannot understand some of your choices

In reply to:

However, looking at my list now I suppose I disagree with myself a lot in some cases...


Haha!

My death waits like an old roue
So confident I'll go his way...



Emil
(cracked actor)
12/22/02 07:09 AM
Is this less than 70 minutes? The ultimate album new [re: wonderfulperson]  

I am still chuckling at the idea of someone actually releasing an album called The worst of... has noone ever done that?

Taking the worst song from, or associated with, every album, I end up with
1. Come and buy my toys
2. Ching-a-ling
(counting this as a space oddity outtake. God knows that there are other candidates)
3. Lightening Frightening
4. Fill your heart
5. Sweet head
6. Let's spend the night together
7. Rosalyn
8. 1984/Dodo
(the 1980 Floor show version with the incompetent backing choir)
9. John, I'm only dancing (again)
10. TVC15
(I refuse to take anything from Low)
11. Joe the lion (but not with a light heart)
12. I pray, Olé
(nothing from Scary monsters either)
13. Ricochet
14. Dancing with the big boys
15. Magic Dance
(I skip NLMD because it's like kicking someone who is lying down)
16. Look back in anger remake
17. Stateside
18. A big hurt
(How can I choose? There just has to be two songs representing TMII )
19. Miracle goodnight
20. Strangers when we meet
21. Wishful beginnings
22. Telling lies
(Yes! I hate it more than Looking for sat. because this one pretends to be a cool song and fails miserably)
23. If I'm dreaming my life
(especially if we fade in the song starting in the middle)
24. I've been waiting for you
(and that one has strong competitors, I tell you)



Davidsloveslave
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/22/02 09:27 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

blech. I was an idiot..I guess I put so many good songs on there since I hadn't heard them in awhile and hadn't liked them much when I first heard them..
correcting my stupidity..

1. I've Been Waiting For You
2. Shake It
3. Song For Bob Dylan
4. It Ain't Easy
5. Criminal World
6. Afraid

umm..all I can think of. still don't have that many albums so..

http:// http://dbsloveslave.diaryland.com/

Lord_Byron
(mortal with potential)
12/22/02 11:09 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

It's far more interesting to read opinions as to Bowie's worst collection of songs as opposed to his best, which tends to be fairly predictable. To my mind, some of the songs listed on this thread are simply staggering. I'm certain that many singers and groups would give anything to have songs such as The Bewlay Brothers, Quicksand, After All, Be My Wife, Sound And Vision and Blackout in their musical catalogue. Having said all that, though, I suppose my list is largely predictable stuff.


1. I'm Not Losing Sleep
2. Sell Me A Coat
3. We Are Hungry Men
4. Without You
5. God Only Knows
6. Dancing With The Big Boys
7. That's Motivation
8. Chilly Down
9. As The World Falls Down
10. Day In Day Out
11. Shining Star (Makin' My Love)
12. Too Dizzy
13. Stateside
14. Sorry
15. Real Cool World
16. I Feel Free
17. Don't Let Me Down & Down
18. Lucy Can't Dance
19. Looking For Satellites
20. What's Really Happening
21. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
22. Slip Away



Claude
(acolyte)
12/22/02 12:01 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

And Slip Away is one of worst songs he has done in a long while.


How can you say that, Sys?
You are shocking me!




Claude
(acolyte)
12/22/02 12:10 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: trendy rechauffe]  

I can't believe! Please tell me you are joking.....



jareth13
(absolute beginner )
12/22/02 02:34 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

I'm not going to necessarily do this in order. Also, by reading all the other posts, I notice that nothing much from the 90s that I HATE (like 7 years in Tibet or Heart's Filthy Lesson) are on these lists. Uh oh. I might get many enemies from what I'm about to write. Please don't get angry!

1) Heart's FIlthy Lesson
2) Never Let me Down
3) Miracle Goodnight
4) Seven Years in Tibet
5) Survive
6) Hallo Spaceboy
Good god, is that all I can think of right now? There must be more...
7) WIld is the Wind
8) Dancing in the Street (ok, let me just say right now, that I do NOT hate this song. It's quite good, I just wish Mick Jagger wasn't there to ruin it...)
9)Strangers When we Meet
10) Dead Man Walking

I can feel the waves of loathing already being aimed at me. AHHH!

-This is Major Tom to Ground Control ~ signing off

Si_rocks
(grinning soul)
12/22/02 03:39 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: jareth13]  

What's wrong with Quicksand? Bewley Brothers? Seven Years in Tibet? Wild is the Wind??? Crazy!! This shows you for all your true colours! Strangers when we met!??!?! Nuts. Personally my WOB would be as follows

1) Its no game (part 1)
2) Up the hill backwards
3) Scar Monsters (and super creeps)
4) Ashes to Ashes
5) Fashion
6) Teenage Wildlife
7) Scream like a baby
8) Kingdom Come
9) Because your young
10) Its no game (part 2)
11) Tonight
12) Ricochet
13) Kooks
14) Under the God
15) Underground
16) Video to Underground

Special edition would feature videos and a long monologue from a spice girls fan.

Your planet is mine puny earthling!

arahael
(kook)
12/22/02 03:47 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: jareth13]  

many of your worsts are my bests! perhaps those songs (like beer) are an acquired taste.
joethelion84--i disagree with you. across the universe is the only song on young americans that i skip. i was never fond of the original, and Bowie's remake does absolutley nothing for me.
as for my list of worsts, i'm too lazy to do that right now. maybe later.

--Santy don't visit the funeral home, little buddy--

LaughingGnoome
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/22/02 03:53 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: arahael]  

ah now i get you all!
You are all pretending, you must be, after all, these are actually your secret favourites you are posting, you are posting to use reverse psychology so people will scream at you in protest and praise these (your favourite songs)..very machiavellian.



Claude
(acolyte)
12/22/02 04:14 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Si_rocks]  

In reply to:

1) Its no game (part 1)
3) Scar Monsters (and super creeps)
4) Ashes to Ashes
5) Fashion
6) Teenage Wildlife
7) Scream like a baby
9) Because your young
14) Under the God
15) Underground
16) Video to Underground


I totally disagree!





kipt
(grinning soul)
12/22/02 07:26 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

The Worst Of David Bowie
because you knew he would surprise us all after Heathen
1. 87' and cry
2.God only knows
3.Tin Machine
4. New York's in Love
5.If I'm Dreaming My Life
6. Segue Nathan Adler 2 ( I Don't think it's bad, I just want to see a segue on a compilation album)
7.Law

Oh, god I can't finish. I knew that I should have bought Tonight!



kipt
(grinning soul)
12/22/02 07:29 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Truebu]  

In reply to:

I don't know about songs, but I do know that Bowie's acting in 'Basquiat' was shockingly bad.

He should stick to music instead.


I think his acting was great.



lestwh
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/22/02 07:46 PM
yes,you should have! new [re: kipt]  

because Loving the Alien is worth the price of the Album on its own.

Put it in the basket...Chief

AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
12/23/02 02:38 AM
trendy's worst new [re: trendy rechauffe]  

In reply to:

I actually got the worst of David Bowie earlier in the year:
1. Sunday
2. Cactus
3. Slip Away
4. Slow Burn
5. Afraid
6. I've Been Waiting For You
7. I Would Be Your Slave
8. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft
9. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
10. Everyone Says 'Hi'
11. A Better Future
12. Heathen (The Rays)
13. Wood Jackson
14. When the boys come marching home
15. Safe
16. You've got a habit of leaving (new version)


So, I take it you like Shadowman?

get bowie downunder

Scary Monsters
(electric tomato)
12/23/02 08:58 PM
Does this make sense? new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Some people are just putting generally well-liked Bowie songs that they don't particularly like (but could probably list about 50 other songs that they disliked even more if they were being honest) on their lists just for the sake of trying to be controversial and original.

Examples of such include:
Quicksand
The Bewlay Brothers
Right
Be My Wife
Sound And Vision
Rebel Rebel

I understand that tastes may differ but for god's sakes the guy's released so much shit in his time that songs like Rebel Rebel which, while not all that good, would still never come close to being amongst his worst 16.

But then again, if you only have about 3 Bowie albums you don't have much of a choice, do you?




Goblin Queen
(crash course raver)
12/23/02 10:14 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Oh let me do mine::

1. Alabama Song - this song would do nasty things to you if you were on an acid trip.
2. When The Wind Blows - the vid is stupid.
3. Fill Your Heart - I LIKE it, it just doesn't mean that it's good :P
4. Dreaming my Life - The Ultimate David-is-singing-like-a-wobble board song. Off the Ultimate David-is-singing-like-a-wobble board album
5. It Aint Easy - so he might not have written the song but he loses a star for including it on Ziggy instead of gems like Velvet Goldmine.
6. The Secret Life of Arabia - again, less of the wobble board effect would be good.
7. Rubber Band - uhmmm..........
8. Shinin' Star (Makin my love) oh my god what a bad song.
9. Shake It
10. Bang Bang
11. African Night Flight
12. Ricochet.

OK so mine only has 12 tracks on it. But they are all bad songs



David......Telin le thide. Lasto beth nin, tolo dan na ngalad.

trendy rechauffe
(stardust savant)
12/24/02 05:30 AM
Re: trendy's worst new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

So, I take it you like Shadowman?


I love Shadowman. It's been a while since I last listened to Heathen, My edition ends with the song Wood Jackson. It's a pity the Japanese pressing didn't end with Shadowman, that would have given the album a much grander ending. I suppose it doesn't matter much to me though. I only listened to the album for nearly 2 weeks before I was totally sick to death of it. Maybe I'll give it another go in a couple of years time.

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.

JtF
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 07:03 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: sirad2001]  

Most of your list is similar to mine! But The Last Thing You Should Do is a great track - I love the sardonic/nearly menacing lyric, the loops and the wacky off-key singing (reminiscent of Sons of the Silent Age and even Aladdin in style). Ian Fish UK Heir is a soft target; I think this track works very well as part of the atmospheric BOS album and also on All Saints.



JtF
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 07:23 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: francesco]  

Hmmm...I'm afraid you just don't get Bowie at all. You are over-analysing the chord structures and not letting the music speak to you - paralysis by analysis! On the other hand, perhaps you will get Rebel more, being an analytical sort of person, if you realise the greatness of the guitar riff and, intriguingly for me, that the song is a paean for Julia, from Orwell's 1984. It is most certainly an anthem for a generation, whatever you may think about its chord structures or repetitive nature! As for Genie, Bowie has always acknowledged its blues roots; brilliantly so in the way he played some blues and then segued into Genie at Liverpool in 1997 - my wife, who is not really a Bowie fan, thought this was incredible (and very sexy indeed!); again, so much music has its roots in the blues, so I cannot see that you criticism is valid; Jeez, you could write off the whole of the Stones' back catalogue with that sort of approach! Finally, to appreciate both these songs, you have to put them in context - I'm sure the advert didn't help, but I have to point out that some very great music (classical and pop/rock) is used in adverts these days!



JtF
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 07:26 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: cracked]  

Waiting has grown on me - it was brilliant live at Roseland and the Festival Hall. Shake It is dire.



theundahdub
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 09:54 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

it would be called "the attack of the 60's and 80's"



theundahdub
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 10:06 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

lightening frightening
fill your heart
rosalyn
across the universe
fantastic voyage
teenage wildlife
alabama song
shake it
tonight
dancing with the big boys
bang bang
i know its gonna happen someday
law
seven
slip away

(if there is room on the compilation disc, add anything from labryinth on this one, except "when the world falls...")



that was pretty easy...i purposely excluded the tin machine madness



theundahdub
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 10:07 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Adam]  

give or take a number, you're right this is despicably the worst of...



theundahdub
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 10:20 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: jareth13]  

ok...now i've heard everything..you are just trying to get a rise out of people. with the exception of survive and dancing in the street..these are some of his best works (or some of his better works). i can't believe you think 7 years and hearts filthy is his worst! MY GOD!





th0mas
(cracked actor)
12/24/02 01:22 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: kipt]  

In reply to:

I think his acting was great.


yes, he looked artificial and disguised. just like a perfect andy warhol. and he speaks exactly like warhol, i am still looking for the undubbed dvd.

the list of worst db songs probably would just contain 80s and 60s songs, since those decades are his lowest points and nothing he has ever done sounds as dull as Never Let Me Down or Love Me Till Tuesday.
So i just list songs that are not really the worst but i can't stand any more because i simply listened to them too often:

1. "Heroes"
2. Quicksand (it's a mistake to put two almost not different versions on one release)
3. Thursday's child (i listened to it twice as often as the remaining songs since it was also on the single with 1917 which i like very much)
4. I've been Waiting For You (i skip it. i hate neill young. not just because he IS a right wing asshole also because his music is simply boring)
5. don't let me down & down (yuck)

life on a hill
where you drop your orange
on the way to your car
then travel a block
and a half to retrieve it
(c. cosper)


Pythonis
(mortal with potential)
12/24/02 02:55 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: theundahdub]  

I havent seen anyone mention 'Please Mr. Gravedigger' yet. It has no background music, is contrived and full of silly special effects sounds, and Bowie seems to have trouble staying in tune on it. Other than the early stuff like that which actually tended to blow, I dont feel like making a list. Anyone who listed 1.outside tracks, shame on you!

"If you don't have anything nice to say about somebody, sit right here by me"

Si_rocks
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 03:20 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Pythonis]  

After my last post which included the whole of Scary Monsters, I though: "Hmm, maybe I should be less harsh. I'll give it another listen."

No, it's really s**t. Utter rubbish, odd noises and stupid lyrics.
Repackage that album as the worst of Bowie.

Your planet is mine puny earthling!

JellicleCat
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 07:52 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

.:. Mock-up cover art? I'm all over it.

~ Jelli

[pink] Nobody told her that [red ]little girls don't have to have the softest curls for love. [/pink]

lestwh
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 08:23 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Si_rocks]  

OK,I,ll reply if thats what you want.Yes,Scary Monsters is shit,even worse than Low.

Put it in the basket...Chief

JellicleCat
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 08:28 PM
Attachment
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: JellicleCat]  

.:. Here's hoping this works! Coverart. ;)

~ Jelli

Nobody told her that little girls don't have to have the softest curls for love.

Pythonis
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 08:41 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: JellicleCat]  

I like that cover- it looks professional. I kinda think the back cover should feature the mohawk pic, because it was clearly his worst hairdo ever

"If you don't have anything nice to say about somebody, sit right here by me"

lestwh
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/24/02 08:43 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: JellicleCat]  

No,thats too good.It should be worse than the worst album cover,NLMD.And yours is miles better.

Put it in the basket...Chief

JellicleCat
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 08:56 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Pythonis]  

.:. Can you post it, or link me to it?

~ Jelli

Nobody told her that little girls don't have to have the softest curls for love.

GayJames
(mortal with potential)
12/24/02 10:46 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

It's odd that nobody has mentioned Gunman yet. That has to be some of the worst crap....




T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/25/02 04:52 PM
Ah-choo, excuse me! new [re: Pythonis]  

In reply to:

I havent seen anyone mention 'Please Mr. Gravedigger' yet.


So let me be the first one to mention it

My death waits like an old roue
So confident I'll go his way...



RabbitFighter
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/25/02 07:32 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Pythonis]  

I´m shocked, somebody actually hates Please mr. Gravedigger! Great song from rather good album. I`m a big fan of early DB, although I have to say that I dig everything, Can`t help thinking about me and other songs from that early Pye singles collection are utter crap. On other hand, I couldn`t believe that any Bowie fan would actually hate Scary Monsters or Low.



T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/25/02 09:12 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

I couldn`t believe that any Bowie fan would actually hate Scary Monsters or Low.


So believe that I actually dislike "Scary Monsters", will you? I don't hate it, though. There are some magnificent songs on this album, like "Ashes To Ashes" or "Fashion", but the whole record is rather... average. I listen to it rarely. I prefer "Let's Dance" if talking about Bowie's works from the 80's. I'm serious!
And "Low"? It's my favourite Bowie longplay, together with "1.Outside".

My death waits like an old roue
So confident I'll go his way...



Goblin Queen
(crash course raver)
12/26/02 06:46 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Si_rocks]  

I don't agree with Scary Monsters. You just can't say that it's a bad album because it's bloody good. I don't think I ever come across an album that plays one excellent track after the other. Bowie's vocals are at their peak, amongst other things that make it a brilliant album. You listen to other records that were released in 1980 and then you'll be able to pick out why Bowie's Scary Monsters stands out so much.

David......Telin le thide. Lasto beth nin, tolo dan na ngalad.

T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/27/02 02:51 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Goblin Queen]  

In reply to:

You listen to other records that were released in 1980 and then you'll be able to pick out why Bowie's Scary Monsters stands out so much.


I disagree. There are plenty of albums released in 80's which are far better than "Scary Monsters". I'll name few for example: "Closer" by Joy Division, "Let's Dance" by Bowie (I'm very serious!), "Pornography" by The Cure and "Disintegration" by The Cure...

Sleigh bells and snow
Cinder colour blazing eyes
Some are bound to fail
Some will win too soon...


bibiStardust
(kook)
12/28/02 08:14 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Adam]  

Nothing to say i choose the same list as Adam exept for Black out, i would pick Fascination!

Sysiyo, are you crazy? Slip Away? Quicksand? did you ever listen those?

if you want a piece of fun
just look for another nancy boy!

bibiStardust
(kook)
12/28/02 08:17 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Davidsloveslave]  

Davidsloveslave, "I've Been Waiting For You(Does ANYONE like this song?)", I do espacially in live!


if you want a piece of fun
just look for another nancy boy!

T.J. Newton
(electric tomato)
12/29/02 03:01 AM
I gotta use her! new [re: bibiStardust]  

In reply to:

Nothing to say i choose the same list as Adam exept for Black out, i would pick Fascination!


Oh my God! The best song on "Young Americans"!


Sleigh bells and snow
Cinder colour blazing eyes
Some are bound to fail
Some will win too soon...


SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
04/21/04 03:18 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: bibiStardust]  

There Is An Unhappy Land - The Worst of Bowie - Re-Make

1. There Is A Happy Land
2. When I Live My Dream
3. When I'm Five
4. Lightning Frightning
5. Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns)
6. Hang On To Yourself (Arnold Corns)
7. After All
8. Quicksand
9. Queen Bitch
10. Song For Bob Dylan
11. Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
12. Cracked Actor
13. The Jean Genie
14. Rosalyn
15. Here Comes The Night
16. I Wish You Would
17. Everything's Alright
18. I Can't Explain
19. Friday On My Mind
20. Don't Bring Me Down
21. Shapes Of Things
22. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
23. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
24. Can You Hear Me? (demo)
25. It's Gonna Be Me
26. Who Can I Be Now?
27. Boys Keep Swinging
28. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
29. Without You
30. Ricochet
31. Tumble And Twirl
32. I Keep Forgettin'
33. Shopping For Girls
34. Don't Let Me Down & Down
35. I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
36. I Can't Read (1997)
37. Thursday's Child
38. Survive
39. We Shall Go To Town
40. Baby Loves That Way
41. Everyone Says 'Hi'
42. Never Get Old
43. The Loneliest Guy
44. Looking For Water
45. She'll Drive The Big Car
46. Days

KArt // Project Michelangelo // LiveJournal

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
04/21/04 03:23 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

Have I told you lately that your taste sucks big, hairy bollocks?

"yes, I think I will experience a light depression around 9:00 Wednesday which will worsen until 13:00, after which I will probably experience an elevation of mood"
StrangeDivine

SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
04/21/04 03:27 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Yes.

You can blame yourself, forcing me to listen to HD in the meeting.

KArt // Project Michelangelo // LiveJournal

pablopicasso
(crash course raver)
04/21/04 03:27 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Sysiyo]  

Wow What a GREAT album, I hope ISO read this and release it.

I'm Pablo with an L not Pablo with an i.


Avatar Courtesy of Nature_boy

Emil
(stardust savant)
04/21/04 04:38 PM
The best "Worst" list I have read so far new [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

Have I told you lately that your taste sucks big, hairy bollocks?


With little bells on them. Seconded.

-Midget! Crapper!

fatwhiteduke
(grinning soul)
04/21/04 05:54 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: wonderfulperson]  

Slow Burners - The Worst of David Bowie

1.Conversation Piece (take your pick of the versions, they're both shit)
2.The Last Thing You Should Do (is listen to this track)
3.African Night Flight (Noise)
4.Slow Burn (Does what it says on the tin)
5.Girls (or the ugliest ones never get a shag)
6.Pallas Athena (I don't want to hear this song - that's a certainty!)
7.Wishful Beginnings (Wishful THINKING!)
8.Telling Lies (yes, that it was any good - also read the note attached to Conversation Piece)
9.Bombers (the acetate should've been bombed)
10.Law (Earthlings On Fire) (again, burn in hell)
11.The Dreamers (dreaming that it's any good - u can tell I'm flagging now)
12.New York's In Love (pre-9/11)
13.Fame '90 (a lesson in how to make a fantastic song into a piece of shit by simply re-re-re-repeating wor-wor-words)
14.'87 and Cry (oh, didn't we?!)
15.The Secret Life Of Arabia (should've stayed secret)
16.South Horizon (the sun should set on this one quickly)



poorsoul
(acolyte)
04/22/04 01:30 AM
The Worst Of You new [re: fatwhiteduke]  

I expect unfounded against Earthling and the traditional Never Let Me Down/'hours...' bashing but Girls and South Horizon? Shame. Now, if it had been Julie and Sex And The Church I would've understood.

I Will Crush You



bohb
(absolute beginner )
04/22/04 05:02 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Lord_Byron]  

Hmm.

1. Don't Sit Down
2. Don't Be Afraid
3. Don't Bring Me Down
4. Don't Look Down
5. As the World Falls Down
6. Chilly Down
7. Never Let Me Down
8. Don't Let Me Down & Down
9. Never Get Old



Nature_Boy
(electric tomato)
04/22/04 05:21 AM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: bohb]  

I'm brimming over with disagreement with some people's choices, but it'd take me all day to rant at you all, so I'll just post mine!! Most of mine is Pin Ups bashing, but As The World Falls Down gets crowned as my King Of Krap!!


1. As The World Falls Down
2. Don’t Let Me Down & Down
3. Everything's Alright
4. Friday On My Mind
5. I Keep Forgettin’
6. I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday
7. I Pray, Ole
8. Law (Earthlings On Fire)
9. The Last Thing You Should Do
10. Lucy Can’t Dance
11. Shining star (Makin’ My Love)
12. Sorry
13. Stateside
14. Volare
15. Video Crime
16. Where Have All The Good Times Gone


Its about time I had a signature

pablopicasso
(crash course raver)
04/22/04 01:52 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: bohb]  

What is with all the "Don't"s and "down"s?

I'm Pablo with an L not Pablo with an i.


Avatar Courtesy of Nature_boy

Jubany
(wild eyed peoploid)
04/22/04 02:41 PM
Re: The Worst Of You new [re: poorsoul]  

Sex And The Church is truly great, though criminally underrated.

I'll be a rocknrollin' bitch...

SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
04/22/04 04:58 PM
Re: The Worst Of You new [re: Jubany]  

As is South Horizon.

KArt // Project Michelangelo // LiveJournal

poorsoul
(acolyte)
04/22/04 10:27 PM
Poiuy new [re: Nature_Boy]  

In reply to:

Sorry



Bowie might've played on it and provided backing vocals but he really didn't have anything to do with it other than that.

I Will Crush You



CAwesome
(kook)
04/22/04 11:08 PM
Re: The Worst of David Bowie new [re: Nature_Boy]  

In reply to:

Volare


Are you kidding? Volare is awesome! And so catchy, too! "Volare, oh oh! Somethin-something, oh oh oh! Something-something-something-something-something!"

I'll be appearing LIVE in London May 14th. Sure, it's a David Bowie show but you're all coming to see me. More importantly, you're coming to see me in my awesome new pants.

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/22/04 11:46 PM
I just sit back and ignore new [re: CAwesome]  

There are so many upsetting and ridiculous nominations in this thread, I would require a week to begin tearing apart people's choices.

I regret making the link to this in another thread.

Bowie in Australia 2004 | Join the Community

Beltene
(electric tomato)
04/23/04 00:08 AM
Re: I just sit back and ignore new [re: Adam]  

I suggest you delete the whole thing.




poorsoul
(acolyte)
04/23/04 00:44 AM
Yigante new [re: Jubany]  

In reply to:

Sex And The Church is truly great, though criminally underrated.



I agree, which is why I thought it strange that it wasn't picked on.

I Will Crush You




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