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FritzFassbender
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12/24/04 08:13 PM
Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo [re: Dara]  

In reply to:

That suggests that Bowie would have reacted to it by pandering



Pandering is not how I'd describe it, but I think Bowie's career has shown that many of his commercial hits have been followed by less successful attempts to repeat it, Tonight and even Reality being examples of that.

S2S is experimental, but it's not uncommercial. It was a huge hit, based mostly on the success of the radio friendly 'Golden Years.'

BTWN was a hit, but a very brief one. Granted, that's due mostly to the record company going bankrupt, but regardless the album did not succeed in bringing Bowie back to the spotlight in the way a huge commercial single might have.

My point was that if Bowie had had a huge commercial single, which a duet with Jackson would have been, it's not likely that albums as truly uncommercial as Buddha and Outside would have followed. He would have been worried, and may not have even thought, to go in so different a direction. After BTWN was only a mild hit, I think he decided to just do what he wanted.




 
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*Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  Mxy12/20/04 01:52 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  Syme12/28/04 02:15 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  bowiefanpeter12/29/04 04:02 AM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  FritzFassbender12/23/04 11:44 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  Mxy12/25/04 00:48 AM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  schizophrenic12/25/04 05:19 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  Mxy12/25/04 10:23 PM
.*Black Family Ties, White Nose  bowiefanpeter12/26/04 01:50 AM
.*Re: Black Family Ties, White Nose  wannabebowie01/21/05 12:45 PM
.*Re: Black Family Ties, White Nose  diamondogz7412/26/04 09:50 AM
.*The Original Faster (and Possibly Better?) BTWN  AdamAdministrator12/25/04 08:24 AM
.*Re: The Original Faster (and Possibly Better?) BTWN  icarusboy01/21/05 05:04 AM
.*Re: The Original Faster (and Possibly Better?) BTW  jump9301/21/05 07:34 AM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  jump9301/21/05 07:57 AM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  SysiyoModerator01/23/05 10:21 AM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  BigFatDog01/24/05 02:44 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  jump9301/24/05 03:51 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  icarusboy02/01/05 04:49 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  guiltpuppy02/02/05 07:17 AM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  Max_M01/22/05 07:35 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  Mxy01/22/05 08:49 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  jump9301/23/05 08:59 AM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  diamondogz7401/21/05 01:36 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  jump9301/21/05 01:54 PM
.*Re: Possibly Better?  diamondogz7402/02/05 08:01 AM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  diamondogz7412/24/04 07:33 AM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  Dara12/24/04 05:34 AM
.*Whorse  poorsoul12/25/04 01:41 AM
..Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  FritzFassbender12/24/04 08:13 PM
.*Making Hits  AdamAdministrator12/24/04 05:34 PM
.*Re: Making Hits  jump9312/24/04 07:50 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  bowiefanpeter12/21/04 10:13 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  SysiyoModerator12/21/04 07:14 AM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  AdamAdministrator12/20/04 05:33 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bowie?  diamondogz7412/21/04 02:55 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  LadyGravedigger12/21/04 02:25 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  pablopicasso12/21/04 02:34 PM
.*Re: Was Michael Jackson going to sing BTWN with Bo  LadyGravedigger12/21/04 02:38 PM
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