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    I used to love Bowie in my teens and just recently I've been reacquainting myself with his oeuvre.

    The Heroes album is fantastic right through with some very atmospheric tracks. Ditto for Low. Don't think the Diamond Dogs album has stood the test of time very well though. That said, the title track is my all time favourite; probably as I am a big Stones fan and that track has a very Stonesy feel to it.

    Anyone got any favourites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacharan View Post
    I used to love Bowie in my teens and just recently I've been reacquainting myself with his oeuvre.

    The Heroes album is fantastic right through with some very atmospheric tracks. Ditto for Low. Don't think the Diamond Dogs album has stood the test of time very well though. That said, the title track is my all time favourite; probably as I am a big Stones fan and that track has a very Stonesy feel to it.

    Anyone got any favourites?
    Ziggy Stardust was the one with blow-you-away impact at the time. Still great IMHO.

    Side note: I admire Bowie greatly for never pushing the "repeat" button, but always doing something new. Unlike the Stones, say, who although I like them have always done pretty much the same thing.
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    Have all his albums, prior to the tin machine 'experiment'

    Probably the greatest underrated British musician.

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    Ziggy Stardust is brilliant

    I think Diamond Dogs is great too, quite experimental for its time

    My favourite part is where Big Brother ends and Chant of the ever circling skeletons begins.....

    Memory of a Free Festival is also a favourite...... and weee walked back to the road unchaaained .........
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    Quote Originally Posted by minestrone View Post
    Have all his albums, prior to the tin machine 'experiment'
    I had them all up to Let's Dance with the exception of Pin Ups.

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    Didn't like the really early stuff, 'Sound and Vision' is my fave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacharan View Post
    I had them all up to Let's Dance with the exception of Pin Ups.
    Before The Unfortunate Burglary I had most of them, including Let's Dance.

    I think Let's Dance was the one I played most. The GF at the time liked it.

    And I did get to dance to "China Girl" with a very attractive lass from Hong Kong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis Fatuus View Post
    Ziggy Stardust was the one with blow-you-away impact at the time. Still great IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignis Fatuus View Post
    Ziggy Stardust was the one with blow-you-away impact at the time. Still great IMHO.

    Side note: I admire Bowie greatly for never pushing the "repeat" button, but always doing something new. Unlike the Stones, say, who although I like them have always done pretty much the same thing.
    Spot On IF. He took a few risks but, for the most part, they simply served to expand his fanbase as they were all good in their own right. Have to say I preferred the early stuff like Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, but I doubt he has ever produced an album that does not contain tracks that I really like.
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