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ukheir
(grinning soul)
07/11/02 11:25 AM
Brel and Bowie  

A while back in the Alladin Sane thread, the link between Bowie and Brel came up. I have long time thought about the link that exists between Bowie and Brel, but I haven't read much about this. I wonder who translated these songs for Bowie, why did Bowie cover several Brel songs in the early 70s (My Death, Amsterdam), and did the two ever meet???? In many ways Bowie and Brel depictures the same otherness and alienation, with anxiety as a turnpoint. Brel with his fascination for the drunk and down-and-outers, and Bowie with Ziggy from Mars, Alladin Sane (insanity), the Duke etc. Has anyone else thought about this?

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*Brel and Bowie  ukheir07/11/02 11:25 AM
.*Re: Brel and Bowie  bowiefanpeter07/14/02 04:31 PM
.*Re: Brel and Bowie  ukheir07/18/02 11:56 AM
.*Almost Certainly Not  twister07/14/02 05:46 PM
.*Re: Almost Certainly Not  bowiefanpeter07/15/02 04:00 AM
.*Brels breakthrough  ukheir07/15/02 10:26 AM
.*Re: Brels breakthrough  Ice_Machine07/17/02 06:31 PM
.*Re: Brels breakthrough  bowiefanpeter07/17/02 08:01 PM
.*Brels last decade  ukheir07/18/02 11:51 AM
.*Re: Brels last decade  Earthling on Fire07/18/02 05:02 PM
.*Re: Brels last decade  globule207/19/02 02:59 AM
.*Re: Brels last decade  Earthling on Fire08/05/02 04:13 AM
.*Re: Brels last decade  globule208/05/02 07:36 AM
.*la premiere mort?  globule209/08/02 12:07 PM
.*Re: la premiere mort?  Earthling on Fire09/08/02 01:02 PM
.*Re: la premiere mort?  AdamModerator09/08/02 12:48 PM
.*Re: la premiere mort?  globule209/10/02 12:54 PM
.*L'Homme de la Manche  globule209/23/02 10:24 PM
.*Re: Brels last decade  ukheir07/21/02 09:29 AM
.*Re: Brel and Bowie  icarusboy07/14/02 11:32 AM
.*Walker And Bowie  twister07/14/02 01:10 PM
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