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NoGame
(acolyte)
07/12/04 12:54 PM
Some suprises new [re: Dara]  

To discuss some suprises from the TW fanbase:

* The Jean Genie - third from the bottom?
* Diamond Dogs - not voted among the classics of that album?
* Fame - Not doing too well

* All the songs from Station to Station are considered classics by the TW voters, but a song Bowie himself likes very much, TVC 15, which was even among the very few songs performed at Live Aid, doesn't qualify. Strange...

* I pray, olé - Fantastic rating

* It's No Game (part 1) - Interesting to see that people prefer the noisy version to the easier version of part 2.

Good posts indeed.

NoGame

diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/12/04 03:20 PM
Three Wishes. new [re: RabbitFighter]  

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Hopefully with a nice pair of concrete boots...


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Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 06:40 AM
Re: Some suprises new [re: NoGame]  

In reply to:

The Jean Genie - third from the bottom?


Surprise to me too.

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Diamond Dogs - not voted among the classics of that album?


Maybe my least favourite track on the album. There's just something too sub-Stones about it to me.

However, I recently saw a really great live version of it by Beck in Dublin. Maybe I preferred it because it sounded less Stonesy.

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Fame - Not doing too well


One of the biggest surprises for me when I got online first was how many Americans fans there are who really don't like this song at all. Maybe since it was the number one smash single that changed Bowie from being a cult artist, kinda the 70s equivalent of Let's Dance, hardcore fans are unusually harsh.

Slan libh,

Dara




So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 06:51 AM
Diamond Dogs by Beck new [re: Dara]  

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Diamond Dogs......I recently saw a really great live version of it by Beck in Dublin. Maybe I preferred it because it sounded less Stonesy.


Based on Moulin Rouge, it's certainly a top 20 Bowie cover imo (and now I am really sorry I missed his Melbourne show). It almost sounds more Prince than it does Stones....which is really not a bad thing in this case. The lyrics are clearly Bowie (thank god) but they also suit Beck's style very well too.

As for this thread, there's some VERY interesting results. I think most people have pulled out the real interesting ones. It seems I have similar tastes to the mass of TWers as I rarely find myself disagreeing with the majority of these results on an individual song basis. The only real weird thing for me is Hours yet I can also remember the time when I rated that album very well all the same.




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Dara
(acolyte)
07/13/04 07:08 AM
Re: Diamond Dogs by Beck new [re: Adam]  

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It almost sounds more Prince than it does Stones


Exactly. I guess Bowie was going for a "popular sleaze" feel on the original that suited both the lyric and its place as scene setter for the album. The problem is nowadays the Stones sound is institutionalized, not sleazy, so updating to the sound of the little sex midget is inspired. The live version I saw went on and on too, so it had a real jam feeling to it.

Slan libh,

Dara

So Levi's are called Levi's because the guy's name was Levi Strauss? Why didn't they call them strousers? - Fiona O'Kearney 6/5/2004

BigFatDog
(grinning soul)
07/13/04 09:22 AM
Hmm new [re: diamondogz74]  

Personally, I think Will Young is quite talented, not afraid to add a bluesy, individual feel to his music, when obviously it would be far better for him, financially, to stick to mainstream pop and disappear down the same hole as Gareth Gates, Darius and all the other one-hit-wonders.

In reply to:

Maybe my least favourite track on the album. There's just something too sub-Stones about it to me.

However, I recently saw a really great live version of it by Beck in Dublin. Maybe I preferred it because it sounded less Stonesy.


I totally agree, Diamond Dogs drags on for far too long and is in fact quite out of place on an otherwise marvellously constructed, tragic, theatrical, sexy album.




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