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David Bowie-Your Favourite Track/Song

 
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Mark Mayhew



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: David Bowie-Your Favourite Track/Song Reply with quote

Been going through my David Bowie collection and am having difficulty deciding what is my No 1 favourite record by this artist.

If pushed I think I would go for Heroes but there are so many to choose from. What is your favourite?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heroes.

Favourite albums Heroes and Low (closely followed by earlier ones)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRex is Bowie? right? please don't tell me I'm making a fool of myself...

if it is : then Ride a White Swan
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All right Julia, I won't!
I like most of David Bowie's stuff. Couldn't narrow it down to just one track. From the 1970's it would be between 'Starman' & 'Life On Mars'. From the 1980's one from my least favourite year 1985 'Loving The Alien' and from the 1990s/2000s 'Slow Burn'. The last two never seem to get played on the radio nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Julia, I shan't say a word.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PWND LOL
yes you are. Smile

TRex is Bowie WTF?

My favourite would have to be Oh You Pretty Things (obviously) and Life on Mars. Another one i liked was Hello Spaceboy.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isn't it? Shocked
oh, ok, who's in TRex then? never mind - got more important things to worry about Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
isn't it? Shocked
oh, ok, who's in TRex then? never mind - got more important things to worry about Wink


You're making our generation look bad. If you ever watch I (heart) the 1970's you'd know that it was a Mr Marc Bolan, very pretty man but died before his time.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
isn't it? Shocked
oh, ok, who's in TRex then? never mind - got more important things to worry about Wink

The late Marc Bolan was their lead singer.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Julia wrote:
isn't it? Shocked
oh, ok, who's in TRex then? never mind - got more important things to worry about Wink

The late Marc Bolan was their lead singer.


really! oh - I've always thought it was David Bowie - what a shame Sad
I think I'll just go on thinking it is - I prefer it that way
ta for explaining though
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julia wrote:
Lord Evan Elpuss wrote:
Julia wrote:
isn't it? Shocked
oh, ok, who's in TRex then? never mind - got more important things to worry about Wink

The late Marc Bolan was their lead singer.


really! oh - I've always thought it was David Bowie - what a shame Sad
I think I'll just go on thinking it is - I prefer it that way
ta for explaining though

You're very welcome.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TREX is also a brand of cooking fat.
Love D.B tho' can't really say which is my favourite; just grown up with him. Life on Mars when I was teenage and moody, Heroes when I just started work, Low at some point.
Space Oddity (both parts) most of the time.
Sound like a manic depressive!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iknewdavidjacobsmum wrote:
TREX is also a brand of cooking fat.


oh dear - this is just going to confuse me even more Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention the carnivorous dinosaur! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Lord E.
It was, on the TV ad's, wasn't it?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If push comes to pull (I'm not a major Bowie fan) I'd have to go for Five Years and Sorrow
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Sorrow. He had a good try with those cover versions, but I didn't think any of them were as good as the originals.
Just got to go and rub me TREX into the flour for Mondays pie.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life on Mars ( ruined for a 3 Advert)

The laughing Gnome.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a particular fan of Bowie, although I did like "The Laughing Gnome" when I was a kid - does that count? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course! I think it was when Bowie was doing his Anthony Newley impressions phase. There was another song called 'Rubber Band'
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both from Bowie at the Beeb - Queen Bitch/Let Me Sleep Beside You
Hours - Seven
Ziggy Stardust - Suffragette City
Reality - Bring Me The Disco King
Let's Dance - All tracks except Shake It
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Mr. Sailyour taking me to see Bowie when we were young whippersnappers, and I always remember him kicking off with Queen Bitch during his pre "Ziggy Stardust" tours. Fab!

Favourite Bowie album: Ziggy Stardust played loud.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving the Alien, Cooks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to be "Diamond Dogs" - "When they let you out of the oxygen tent, you asked for the latest party...."
Was he thinking of Mick Ronson ??? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off topic, but there's a plaque to Mick Ronson in Queen's gardens in Hull.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyAndy2 wrote:
Loving the Alien, Cooks.


Ha Ha, Dipstick, me...it's Kooks, not Cooks - imagine a song about Ainsley and co...Tee hee! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quicksand

Most of Hunky Dory is top class, as is Ziggy and Aladdin Sane.

Can't get away with most of his later stuff though, the white soul boy stuff is poor.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love 'The Laughing Gnome' - there's something endearingly silly about it, it's a damn catchy tune, and it annoys the hardcore Bowie fans who view him as some sort of deity, so it's all to the good!
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