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LadyGravedigger
(crash course raver)
03/19/05 03:00 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you new [re: eraserhead]  

In reply to:

Rock 'N' Roll Suicide


How can anyone hate Rock'n'Roll Suicide? That's probably my favorite song!!!

Vanity is all

blacktropic84
(crash course raver)
03/19/05 04:00 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

In reply to:

How can anyone hate Rock'n'Roll Suicide? That's probably my favorite song!!!



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pablopicasso
(acolyte)
03/19/05 04:13 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you new [re: blacktropic84]  

Tom, are you related to Darksideoftheoz?

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SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
03/19/05 04:36 AM
Negative new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

In reply to:

How can anyone hate Rock'n'Roll Suicide? That's probably my favorite song!!!


Easily:

Rock 'n' Roll Suicide - I'm not sure how it's possible for a song to be overdramatic and dull at the same time, but this one pulls it off amiably.
The Jean Genie - Thowaway. Easily amongst the weakest glam-era tracks but yet it was released as single.
Diamond Dogs - Hate is a bit too strong word here, but this piece certainly isn't as good as people seem to make of it.
Who Can I Be Now? and It's Gonna Be Me - Dull, dull dull. Bowie was perfectly right to leave these off the Young Americans LP, it would have been immensely boring with these included.
China Girl - Why? I'm not a fan of Iggy's version either, but this one is bloody rubbish. The 'chinese' riff is especially horrible.
I Can't Read - Most people seem to consider this Tin Machine 1's finest moment... rubbish.
Miracle Goodnight - Again, 'hate' is a too strong term, but still, I've never understood what's so special about this. I can hardly remember the lyrics, let alone the melody.
Looking For Satellites - Would be a fine song if it wasn't for the 'nowhere, shampoo, tv, come by' -part which is terrible.
Slip Away - Meh. Bah. Blah.

And pretty much everything off TMWSTW, Hunky Dory and Reality. The best numbers of the former two would have made a nice EP, while the latter shouldn't have been released at all.

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bohb
(mortal with potential)
03/19/05 05:30 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you new [re: Mxy]  

Motherfucking CHANGES. It's just such a cruel joke of a song that went too far.



ThinWhiteDuke87
(wild eyed peoploid)
03/19/05 08:03 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you hate new [re: Mxy]  

Five Years — sounds too whiny to be impassioned.
Cygnet Committee — just too long.
Sense of Doubt, Neuköln — no beauty about them, rather harsh on the ear.
We Are the Dead, Rock ’n’ Roll With Me — boring.
almost all of Hunky Dory — flat, folky/singer-songwritery crap. Needs life that largely acoustic arrangements just can't bring. (Lone exceptions: "Changes," "Queen Bitch," "Bombers")
Lady Grinning Soul — I don't know why; it's just never caught on me.

Don’t think about Young Americans as a makeout album

diamondogz74
(freecloud)
03/19/05 08:46 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you hate new [re: Mxy]  

China Girl

I really destest that faux klinky-klanky intro.


London Bye Ta-Ta...

Emil
(acolyte)
03/19/05 08:50 AM
Re: Time to admit to which classic Bowie song you hate new [re: Mxy]  

Life on Mars? - together with most of the Hunky Dory A side, there is too little excitement in it for me.
Ziggy Stardust - it was never a single*, and I think it became a classic in hindsight just because of its name. A rather catchy chorus, but overall a very plain rock song.
Sound and vision - the least interesting song on Low.

...I also think China Girl has aged badly - the opening riff may be the worst taste Bowie has ever displayed - but there also seems to be consensus about that. And the song makes an especially easy target for scoffing since it is a prime example of a "stolen" song (in the sense that the public think that the cover is the original).

*OK, it might have been a single in Japan or so, what do I know.

Hell, if waking up in the morning felt like this song sounds, I think I'd appreciate every day of my life a hell of a lot more. (guiltpuppy on 'Speed of Life')

LadyGravedigger
(crash course raver)
03/19/05 09:21 AM
Re: Negative new [re: Sysiyo]  

In reply to:

I'm not sure how it's possible for a song to be overdramatic and dull at the same time


But being overdramatic is what the song is all about! That's the point in the song! And I really can't see how it could be dull.

And China Girl? Well, it's not among my favorites, but it is still one of those songs where I enjoy Bowie's voice a lot.

Vanity is all

schizophrenic
(cracked actor)
03/19/05 09:48 AM
Re: Negative new [re: LadyGravedigger]  

Funny thing about China Girl. I used to really like it, cheesiness and all. Then two things happened:

a) I bought The Idiot.
b) I got a crush on a chinese girl.

Yep.

And that's what happen when you type while vomiting.


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