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thinwhiteme
(grinning soul)
11/20/04 06:06 AM
there something weird about Station to Station  

Bowie sings in STS, ''the return of the thin withe duke'' !!!!!!!!!
Where does the duke apear before 1976 then



LadyGravedigger
(electric tomato)
11/20/04 08:16 AM
Re: there something weird about Station to Station new [re: thinwhiteme]  

I've actually been wondering about that too. Perhaps it's one of his multiple personalities that's existed all the time, and been kind of hiding, and now it "returns". I don't know...

I know I sound like Sysiyo when I say this, but shouldn't this be in the interpretation? Don't know, just a thought.

Hello humans can you feel me thinking

diamondogz74
(acolyte)
11/20/04 09:02 AM
Re: there something weird about Station to Station new [re: thinwhiteme]  

In reply to:

Where does the duke apear before 1976 then


Good question, I suppose being the trendy fascist he was portraying let him dictate his status.

Nevertheless a fascinating question.

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CloverThePoet
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/20/04 09:48 AM
Re: there something weird about Station to Station new [re: thinwhiteme]  

S2S is the first completely conceptual album of the catelog. If you look at the YA video, he is qute thin, due to his low life condition at the time. This is just a observational quess, but he probably was introducing duke at that phrase in an attempt to make something creative out of a bad time in his life. He knew of duke back thin and that's all that matters. Also, the phrase adds to the mystery that is a Bowie lyric and it rhythmically fits.

Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my opened mind

Edited by CloverThePoet on 11/20/04 09:50 AM (server time).



pianocraft
(cracked actor)
11/20/04 11:27 AM
Re: there something weird about Station to Station new [re: thinwhiteme]  

In reply to:

Bowie sings in STS, ''the return of the thin withe duke'' !!!!!!!!!
Where does the duke apear before 1976 then


The Duke last appeared as Ziggy Stardust. He was now returning to the stage in his next world tour.



zigbot
(cracked actor)
11/22/04 03:23 PM
Re: there something weird about Station to Station new [re: thinwhiteme]  

"The return of the Thin White Duke" ranks among the best Bowie and non-Bowie album opening lines ever.

I always liked the phrase because it connotes a sense of exile prior to the Duke's "return," as though he had spent some of the recent past thinking "I am the once and future king" and now he was acting on his desire and destiny to be the current king.

Oddly, a couple albums later, on "Heroes," Bowie sings "I will be king"--and it is now in the future tense. I guess our Duke was dethroned again, but still had aspirations of retaking the throne.

zigbot


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