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08/18/09 05:57 AM
Bowie's Best Remixes? [re: ]  

A topic I rarely see broached - what db remixes, if any, match or transcend their studio counterparts?

One remix that really took me aback was the Rubber Mix of Hearts Filthy Lesson. Stripping away the claustrophobic wall of noise that defined the original, this version has a moody, introspective vibe that I didn't know the original was capable of. Plus, it's great to hear all of Mike Garson's piano parts clearly.

On that note, I should also point out that the version of Bring Me The Disco King from the Underworld soundtrack may be the single best thing to come out of Reality. All that remains from the original is Bowie's voice, and it turns out that that's all it needs - though I'm definitely fond of the original, there's a defiance and grandeur here that manages to outdo the original's cool melancholy.

The third example that springs to mind is the Nine Inch Nails V1 version of I'm Afraid Of Americans, though some of the more radical reinventions on that same EP are pretty cool too.

So yeah. Your thoughts?

08/18/09 06:03 AM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: schizophrenic]  

Almost all of the remixes of songs from Tonight and NLMD are better than their studio counterparts.

tv eye
08/18/09 02:39 PM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: ziggfried]  

what was the telling lies mix that initially went to radio airplay? far superior to the album version, imo. (too bad he's had so many horrendous ones - need i say, fame 90?)

edit: it seems like the mix i have in mind is mark plati's "feelgood mix," so it's kind of the single version.

tv eye
08/18/09 02:44 PM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: tv eye]  

actually, adam f's remix is quite good too (a bit too dancey for my liking)

(two inch thoughts)
08/18/09 05:21 PM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: tv eye]  

yeah Adam Fs one should have been the definitive version.

BMTDK (loner mix) is up there.

As is Shake It remix

Loving the Alien (dub mix)
NLMD (single mix)
Blue Jean (extended mix)
Hearts Filthy Lesson (Rubber band mix)
IAOA (NIN mix)

I'd rather be an arrogant, reckless Richard than a feline thats covered in faeces.

(cracked actor)
08/19/09 00:19 AM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: schizophrenic]  

I like the Club Bolly mix of Let's Dance:

Dance Song Remix!!! Vol. 3

(mortal with potential)
08/20/09 12:15 PM
Re: Bowie's Best Remixes? new [re: ghostlove]  

Hardly an official release but I did my own mix of New Killer Star. I always liked that song, apart from the chorus, which has a Never Let Me Down feel. So I took out the chorus, shuffled the remaining bits and added a synth line to the new instrumental chorus.

you can listen to the result here: New Killer Star

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