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 Post subject: Bowie
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:52 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhjvWHeSWzI


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:03 pm 
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WHEW! BIG THANKS RB! Enjoyed it immensely! DB is up there on me fave's list :!:


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:22 pm 
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Hipsters,
Great to see that old Ferry impersonator in action but frankly I think Tin Machine murdered this song!
Not his best - further training required.
a bien tôt,
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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:59 pm 
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awww...Windswept2, you shouldn't listen to "impersonators" doing Roxy or Bryan in the future if it upsets you. :o


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:49 pm 
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I am a huge Bowie fan and have every album. Love his early stuff and his later stuff but not so keen on the middle period Let's Dance through to Tin Machine.

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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:55 pm 
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I generally like David Bowie and since he did a lot to support Roxy Music in their early years I believe he deserves a little bit of respect around here ;)

I once stumbled across a short youtube snippet where he performed an accoustic version of If There Is Something, but unfortunately only the first couple of lines. That was really amazing, I liked it much better than the full band version. I think it was from an MTV interview, but I can't find it anymore. Does anybody know if he ever published an accoustic version of If There Is Something?


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:14 pm 
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My favourite Bowie clip on youtube ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS4jBB-KMdE

8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:44 pm 
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Thanks for posting this version, Roxyboy.

Although D. Bowies hard rock phases are not my kind of thing, I think it is an exciting version of ITIS. Namely because IMO a pop/rock cover version has to be as different from the original as possible (unless you are playing in a party band ...). Think of all the originals out of which B. Ferry created completely new songs. Remember 1973 when the ironic "A Hard Rain" was a sacrilege to all B. Dylan fans! And how B. Ferry created jazz versions out of his rock tunes. Moreover, he will add orchestral arrangements in Dublin these days (lots of fun to those who will be there!).

PS: My favorite Bowie song is "The Man Who Sold The World", a re-recording from 1995 (with Brian Eno's sonic treatment and a nervous beat). Also very far from the original :D .


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:28 pm 
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C'mon!!!! Bowie is the other true great, surely. I love the line in that superb art house movie (which was based around ITIS) starring Daniel Craig, Flashbacks of a Fool. Quoted from Bowie's own website (yet again name checking and bigging up our Bry) is some of the dialogue which says it all, as far as I'm concerned:


"How can you choose between David Bowie and Bryan Ferry? They are gods!" - Ruth presents Joe with
an imponderable to dizzy all self-respecting Glam Rocker's heads in a memorable scene from the film.
Takes me right back (when you were young)...
Monday sees the release of the soundtrack CD for Baillie Walsh's film: Flashbacks Of A Fool via Vital. It's a jolly decent affair featuring a couple of tunes each from David Bowie and Roxy Music. Here's the tracklisting:
Flashbacks Of A Fool soundtrack CD
01 - Sons Of - Scott Walker
02 - The Sea Beyond - Richard Hartley
03 - Regina Coeli Laetare - Mozart
04 - It Ain't Easy - David Bowie
05 - Ruth's House - Richard Hartley
06 - Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
07 - Runaway - Richard Hartley
08 - If There Is Something - Roxy Music
09 - The Jean Genie - David Bowie
10 - Simple Things - Richard Hartley
11 - What Goes Up Must Go Down - War Zone
One of the highlights of the film is the use of Roxy Music's If There Is Something, a personal favourite of David's which you may remember he tackled with Tin Machine. (Thus today's legitimate use of a Roxy Music lyric)


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 Post subject: Re: Bowie
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:32 pm 
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pianoman wrote:

PS: My favorite Bowie song is "The Man Who Sold The World", a re-recording from 1995 (with Brian Eno's sonic treatment and a nervous beat). Also very far from the original :D .



Love MWSTW. Never heard this version though. Is it a re-record? Or a remaster? Presumably the former given your reference to eno. Can't find it on spotify...any hints or links to it, dear Pianoman?


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