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(stardust savant)
09/22/03 04:10 PM
Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  

You can, of course, tell when its a Bowie song you are hearing. On Reality there are plenty of little Bowie tricks to be identified. In fact, most of these seem to date back to the late eighties or, at the best, Low or Lodger theres very few echoes to be heard from the early seventies. All for the better, I suppose. (?)

Ive tried to separate out some of the Bowie paradigms on Reality and where they come from. Im sure youll jump on these and tell me they all date back earlier. (I have even given my opinions though you will tell me that you cannot rate a part of a song or a chord progression out of context).

the falsetto Woo-hoo! Reality Day-in day-out
sounds fun when done in the right place.
the deliberately flat note Disco king, the loneliest guy - Amlapura
very effective and beautiful. Noone has control over his voice like Bowie.
the rising note progression Try some, buy some; queen of the tarts ? (Im sure hes done that before but cannot think of a song)
Extremely daft, it gives an overly sentimental effect when used in TSBS.
The incessant bashing aka Id like to beat on your drum looking for water bus stop
Its a very delicate thing to use in almost all contexts, repeated snare bashing will be irritating, but on Bus stop it works. On LFW its not perfect.
the drone verse of Pablo Picasso - ? (again Im not sure where he first did that)
Oh, I love this, with an efficient rhythm in the background that gives it a tremendous momentum
Cute voice Days Shining star (makin my love)
I dont mind him doing this when it fits into the song. Its no secret that I love Wood Jackson which is given precisely the right mood thanks to a moderately cute voice but I think moderately might be the keyword here!
the yelled chorus Never get old all Tin Machine songs and New Yorks in love
OK, perhaps not quite the same type of chorus in all those songs. At any rate, yelled choruses (chori? chorae? WW?) is a beast that should be extinguished from the Bowie songbook. Hardly sounds anything but contrived.

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*Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  Emil09/22/03 04:10 PM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  jonasf03/29/05 10:20 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  jonasf04/01/05 05:31 PM
.*about words  Emil04/02/05 07:15 AM
.*Re: about words  jonasf04/03/05 00:35 AM
.*Ooe  poorsoul04/01/05 09:43 PM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  Guust03/31/05 05:32 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  ghostlove11/15/03 05:20 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  guiltpuppy03/28/05 08:24 PM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  dazed11/10/03 10:32 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  homester11/10/03 08:55 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  Emil01/09/04 04:45 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  homester01/12/04 03:10 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  homester11/10/03 06:03 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  dropdeaded20910/27/03 06:57 PM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  White_Owl10/02/03 04:18 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  Blooby09/30/03 07:46 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  Emil09/30/03 09:12 AM
.*jazztastic  JonnyManic01/14/04 06:17 PM
.*Exhumation  SysiyoModerator03/28/05 08:41 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  BaldAssassin09/30/03 10:26 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  kipt10/09/03 08:36 PM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  BaldAssassin10/10/03 05:45 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  BaldAssassin09/29/03 08:58 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  poorsoul09/30/03 03:09 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  BaldAssassin09/30/03 03:50 AM
.*Re: Bowie paradigms (musical) on Reality  poorsoul09/23/03 04:02 AM
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