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syndrome
(mortal with potential)
07/29/05 01:28 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: JamieSim]  

Yeah, Pin-Ups has never really caught my interest...
I'm sure I can acquire the taste of Earthling within a few listens.
Well, thanks for the help, all.

I'd just like to point out that I'll be gone for about a week from tomorrow (I'm on holiday) so don't just think of me as a one-day-then-disappear type.



Pablo-Picasso
(crash course raver)
07/29/05 01:34 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: syndrome]  

Pin ups is a great album, ok Bowie may not have written the songs, but it is a well produced collection of some of his favourite songs from the previous decade. It is the last time Ronno was his lead guitarist on record and in a way Ziggy's last stand. Get it, forget who wrote the songs and have a ball.

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GreatApe
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/29/05 02:22 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: syndrome]  

pin-ups is just so weak to me. it's flat and hollow. it just sounds like bowie at the beeb, but in a bad way.

as a younger bowie fan myself, i highly suggest Lodger or Aladdin Sane.

and you need a live album soon. david live is really cool - very unlike the rest of his work (near lounge at times). stage is pretty good, but there's so little deviation from the album version sometimes. ziggy live is fucking awesome. heavy, loud, energy.

His friends are not as chocolate chip cookie as him. - blacktropic84

SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
07/29/05 04:37 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: GreatApe]  

In reply to:

Stage is pretty good, but there's so little deviation from the album version sometimes.


I think Stage is Bowie's best live album, miles better than David Live (which in the long run I find frankly annoying), Ziggy The Motion Picture (or whatever it's called these days, which has a poor suond quality and the I find the performances uninteresting) or BBC Radio Theatre 2000 (which, admittedly, is great). Stage has an extremely good suond-quality, and although the none of the performances differ greatly from the originals (unlike on David Live), there are some very interesting variations, like the guitar-riff on Ziggy Stardust played with an electric violin. The band has a very rich, full sound that serves especially the Ziggy pieces well.

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FastChanges
(electric tomato)
07/29/05 02:07 PM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: Sysiyo]  

I find "Blackout" faster and more intense on "Stage".

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th0mas
(acolyte)
07/29/05 03:18 PM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: syndrome]  

first i'd recommend not to buy them too quick. always buy one and then get into it. this way you'll might have several months of great music instead of a few weeks with some ear sticking tunes and others you simply won't discover.
every album has its own brilliant bits to be found, even the 80ies or hours...

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Pablo-Picasso
(crash course raver)
07/29/05 03:21 PM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: th0mas]  

That is very sound advice, I had all the Roxy music albums earlier in the year in one hit and have found it hard to really connect with any of them as there is just too much music at once.

Dignity is valuable, but our lives are valuable too.


FastChanges
(electric tomato)
07/29/05 03:49 PM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: Pablo-Picasso]  

In reply to:

I had all the Roxy music albums earlier in the year


I did the same recently. I bought a Roxy-Ferry compilation a year ago, then "Avalon" at the beginning of the year and then the other 7 records at once.

In the first weeks I listened almost exclusively to "For your pleasure", then to the first album. Now I think I'm familiar with all but I still have things to discover.

I'll have a small port, thank you.
Greedy, Madam! For most people one sailor would be enough.


GreatApe
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/30/05 00:03 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: Sysiyo]  

oh yes, the 3rd disc of bowie @ the beeb is the best, but doesn't that only come with bowie @ the beeb? he said he's already got that one. it would be a drag to buy it again just for the 3rd disc... if you can find one.

I enjoy Ziggy Live, personally. no, it doesn't have the highest quality audio, but it has some cool moments (such as yelling at the crowd in "My Death"). Altho, upon really listening to the wild/atyd/pretty several times i realized i only sort-of like it. the songs have nothing to do with eachother. Moonage Daydream is in peak form in this recording.

I agree with fastchanges - Blackout is stellar on Stage. so is Soul Love, Star and Breaking Glass. I dont like that version of Fame though, because it doesn't sound very full, for some reason. Hang On To Yourself just sounds stupid, i think. it's not nearly heavy enough.

Or, you could try to get Live @ Santa Monica. it's... odd. got a lot of mistakes in it (like the backing vocals in Five Years being waaaaaay off key) and can be poorly mastered at times (like the backing vocals in Five Years being louder than David....)

so in short: if you like Ziggy, get Ziggy Live. If you like the berlin trilogy, get Stage. if you like um.... something wierd... get David Live. Personally, i vote for David Live. I like wierd.

His friends are not as chocolate chip cookie as him. - blacktropic84

SysiyoModerator
(thunder ocean)
07/30/05 05:15 AM
Re: So what's next for me? new [re: GreatApe]  

In reply to:

oh yes, the 3rd disc of bowie @ the beeb is the best, but doesn't that only come with bowie @ the beeb?


I keep forgetting about that as I managed to buy a (used) copy of it without the two-disc B@B.

All this leads to the fact that the BBC Radio Theatre disc should be reissued as a stand-alone album. Including The London Boys, I Dig Everything and the full encore (which incldued six tracks, of which only Let's Dance appears on the disc).

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