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poorsoul
(you will pay mr jones)
04/05/05 08:18 AM
As A Matter Of Stats new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

According to the graph, the wait between Hours and Heathen was longer, also the wait between Earthling and Hours.


Quite right, though I think I can be forgiven for forgetting 'Hours...'.

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) to Let's Dance: 944 days
Tonight to Never Let Me Down: 945 days
Earthling to 'Hours...': 972 days
'Hours...' to Heathen: 980 days

Never Let Me Down to Black Tie White Noise would be 2170 days but not counting Tin Machine albums is a highly dubious decision, no matter how many people would prefer to see them erased from history.

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decibel
(cracked actor)
04/05/05 08:48 AM
Re: As A Matter Of Stats new [re: poorsoul]  

Thank you very much, I shall now go and tattoo those numbers on my arm.
As it's best to ignore Hours then, the longest wait is of course the 1952 days between Earthling and Heathen.

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poorsoul
(you will pay mr jones)
04/05/05 08:57 AM
You Wake Up One Day And Find That You're A Number new [re: decibel]  

And for those who don't think he's done anything worthwhile since Scary Monsters, it's 8,971 days and counting.

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SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
04/05/05 09:02 AM
Re: As A Matter Of Stats new [re: decibel]  

In reply to:

...hours


Actually, it's 'hours...', not ...hours. Although I'd just write it Hours and be done with it. The album doesn't really deserve a special spelling.

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AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/05/05 09:10 AM
Full of stats new [re: poorsoul]  

Alright, so how many hours has it been since Hours?

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poorsoul
(you will pay mr jones)
04/05/05 09:41 AM
You Asked For It new [re: Adam]  

48,253 (approximately, since that doesn't take into account the various time differences involved).

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Emilio
(crash course raver)
04/05/05 09:45 AM
Re: Which two albums differ most? new [re: pablopicasso]  

Pablopicasso, somehow I hadn't seen your post when I wrote mine. What you said is perfect. I had read that Bowie had taken up soul music, so I wasn't that surprised when I first heard "Young Americans". My first impression was: this song is great, but this is not "my" David Bowie.



pablopicasso
(acolyte)
04/05/05 09:57 AM
It's been so long new [re: poorsoul]  

In reply to:

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) to Let's Dance: 944 days
Tonight to Never Let Me Down: 945 days
Earthling to 'Hours...': 972 days
'Hours...' to Heathen: 980 days



It is amazing that most people would immediately say that the longest gap between albums is the Scary monsters/Let's dance, when in fact it is the fourth longest. That was quite a suprise.
The gap between Tonight and NLMD was quite productive with a number of one-off soundtrack songs and of course the Labyrinth soundtrack album. There were also singles released between SM and LD.
What is really amazing is the long gap between Earthling and hours, it didn't feel as long as that, and there was no activity at all in between them either. At least between hours and Heathen he did the concerts in 2000 which spawned the BBC theatre concert album and the promise of Toy.


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AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
04/05/05 10:04 AM
now we live unbearable lives new [re: pablopicasso]  

I wish they could put me into some kind of deep freeze during those longer periods. It's far too long.

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Dara
(acolyte)
04/05/05 10:33 AM
Re: It's been so long new [re: pablopicasso]  

In reply to:

What is really amazing is the long gap between Earthling and hours, it didn't feel as long as that, and there was no activity at all in between them either.


He was still touring the album almost a year after it came out, they were releasing singles from it for most of the year (I'm Afraid Of Americans was on the Billboard charts a full year after the album came out), and there was the promise of a live Earthling album, plus he was still talking about releasing 2. Contamination. Add in the fact that he did a few films, recorded with Placebo (and appeared at the Brits with them), launched Bowienet, ran the "Help me write a song" contest, recorded Safe In This Skylife for the Rugrats soundtrack and Mother for the Lennon tribute, and there was plenty of stuff to talk about and hold the fans' interest (especially the online ones). So for me the wait between Earthling and Hours didn't feel as long as the one between Hours and Heathen, where there was much less to talk about.

One thing that also just occurred to me as I typed this post is that in the late 90s, online fans spoke much more about specific songs from the most recent albums. I realised this when I typed IAOA, then went back and changed it to "I'm Afraid Of Americans" realising that not everyone would understand the acronym. Whereas back in 1998, nobody ever typed out the full name of songs, because they were the main thing fans discussed so the shorthand was understood by all. Bowie's career still felt current and vibrant, and there was much less talk of old albums and no need for Survivor games. By contrast, now feels more like semi-retirement.

Slan libh,

Dara

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