Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

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Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

Post by ElectroClaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:20 am

David Bowie died five years ago on Sunday.
I'll always revere Queen Bitch as my greatest DB track, (just been on BBC4) feel free to post your favourite.

Remembering a great talent.
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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:25 am

Would have also been his 74th birthday yesterday (Friday), he passed away two days after his 69th and then we went and beat MK 5-0.

His death meant the loss of a genius.

Favourite? Impossible but I'm going to go for Time which is from the Aladdin Sane album. I'm choosing it because when I saw him live for the first time this is what he opened with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGzBLkdA31A
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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:27 am

Or this one, simply because I was there the night he suddenly joined Tina Turner on stage. Absolutely magical.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4WG_y7owmM
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Post by Jakubclaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:49 am

Appropriate attachment for bowie fans.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000r8s0
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Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

Post by giveusaB » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:57 am

Wild is the wind.Great song and video.


https://youtu.be/YsqlXkkEKxI
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Post by Taffy on the wing » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:34 am

Not my favorite song by any means, but i worked on this video and got to meet my all time hero David Bowie! https://youtu.be/HuhA6EPpBVo

The first album i ever bought was Hunky Dory...... I bought everything else too!

Impossible to pick a favorite song, it depends on what my mood is.
When i'm reminded of his death i like to play this....
https://youtu.be/rzFiRtgUf6k
Fantastic album.

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Post by Vintage Claret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:18 am

Man who sold the world

Great guitar riff, lyrics that made no sense, just so wonderfully weird..

https://youtu.be/HSH--SJKVQQ
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Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

Post by Steve1956 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:30 am

Appropriate for the anniversary of his death..."Five years"
A truly magnificent track,Bowie was a genius the likes of we will never see again.
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Re: Bowie... Five Years On...Your Favourite Song

Post by beddie » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:43 am

I honestly can't pick my favourite there were so many. I never saw him live, I imagine for those who did it was something special. I can't believe it's five years. A brilliant artist.

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Post by Nonayforever » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:44 am

My favorite, amongst many, is rock and roll suicide. Reminds me of Pstotto as well.
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Post by LoveCurryPies » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:49 am

Nonayforever wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:44 am
My favorite, amongst many, is rock and roll suicide. Reminds me of Pstotto as well.
Where is Pstotto? I’ve not seen any posts for a while. :shock:

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Post by Buxtonclaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:55 am

Too many to pick just one favourite.
Love this version of Hero's though.

https://youtu.be/bsYp9q3QNaQ

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Post by AndrewJB » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:00 am

The Radio 6 podcast is brilliant.
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Post by Quicknick » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:06 am

Any number of them, but how about Ashes to Ashes?
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Post by bfcjg » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:30 am

Changes.
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Post by tim_noone » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:36 am

LoveCurryPies wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:49 am
Where is Pstotto? I’ve not seen any posts for a while. :shock:
Hes got the Egyptian thred Rolling... :D

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Post by Redbeard » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:39 am

Time.

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Post by claretsintown » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:47 am

memory of a free festival
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Post by karatekid » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:48 am

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Post by Rojales Claret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:33 am

Queen Bitch for me too as per the OP.

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Post by Ziggy Stardust » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:49 am

Not really a fan at all.....
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Post by rufus lumley » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:52 am

The Laughing Gnome.
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Post by Stalbansclaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:05 am

A total genius and a truly unique talent. Ridiculous to have to pick one song ... I can't even pick the best song on The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and could nominate 6 or 7 songs off that one album alone (Soul Love , for instance, is not heard that much but an absolute classic imo) BUT I always love hearing Sound and Vision.

Here is a great live version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUkTzQ7-RN4
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Post by dougcollins » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:27 am

giveusaB wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:57 am
Wild is the wind.Great song and video.


https://youtu.be/YsqlXkkEKxI
Agreed - though not one of his. Nina Simone's version is also mesmeric.

And this would be my choice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFDj3sh ... BrokenGrin
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Post by Steve1956 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:35 am

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:05 am
A total genius and a truly unique talent. Ridiculous to have to pick one song ... I can't even pick the best song on The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and could nominate 6 or 7 songs off that one album alone (Soul Love , for instance, is not heard that much but an absolute classic imo) BUT I always love hearing Sound and Vision.

Here is a great live version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUkTzQ7-RN4
Nothing what goes off topic on this forum beats a Bowie thread,like you say picking one song is impossible,just listened to the Diamond Dogs album, 1984 is a sublime song.

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Post by Steve1956 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:41 am

Also from Diamond Dogs.... "Rock and Roll with me"......lets just list his full back catalogue one song is an impossible task...RIP ...DB.

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Post by dansch » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:44 am

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:30 am
Appropriate for the anniversary of his death..."Five years"
A truly magnificent track,Bowie was a genius the likes of we will never see again.
Very apt and an absolute belter

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:46 am

beddie wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:43 am
I never saw him live, I imagine for those who did it was something special.
Special sort of sums it up perfectly

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Post by ClaretTony » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:47 am

Steve1956 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:30 am
Bowie was a genius the likes of we will never see again.
I couldn't agree more

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Post by Steve1956 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:50 am

Wow...this thread has made my day .....havnt listened to Bowie for a while ....Lady grinning soul......i'm back in 1973 ......memories noone can ever take away...thanks Bowie for being the soundtrack to my youth.
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Post by Stayingup » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:23 am

Yes BBC4 was extra good last night. So many great songs from a fantabulous artist

He said he sang his song for Christmas with Bing because his father was a fan of Bing Crosby. Very goid and I wish it had made number 1 this last christmas.

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Post by CaptainKirk » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:47 am

Stalbansclaret wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:05 am
A total genius and a truly unique talent. Ridiculous to have to pick one song ... I can't even pick the best song on The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and could nominate 6 or 7 songs off that one album alone (Soul Love , for instance, is not heard that much but an absolute classic imo) BUT I always love hearing Sound and Vision.

Here is a great live version.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUkTzQ7-RN4
This post sent me into a You Tube wormhole, back now 10 songs later!
I don't know if that particular line up had a name or what period they were with him but I always think they belt out a great sound.
is it Mike Garson on keyboards still? Love the drumming on this track as well. An all round good sound and the A & E Live by request seems like a great programme.
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Post by Stan Tastic » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:03 pm

I found out recently that Changes didn't make the top 40.

Unbelievable when you think how famous that song is.

One of his songs that I like that isn't an obvious choice is Absolute Beginners. It has a great outro too.

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Post by Colburn_Claret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:10 pm

I've thought and I've thought, and I can't do it.
Everytime I pick one I then think of another.

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Post by BabylonClaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:26 pm

Anything off Hunky Dory but probably The Bewley Brothers

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Post by karatekid » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm

I once had a cat called Changes so when I went to the door to get him in I could shout Ch Ch ch ch Changes. :D
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Post by Belgianclaret » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:32 pm

So many songs to pick from.

I’ll go for Absolute Beginners & Let’s Dance just for the good memories they invoke

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Post by Ptangyangkipperbang » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:35 am

Bit of an heads up Radio 4 today at 3 pm a dark comedy drama called Low based on Bowie's Berlin period then at 8 pm tonight on both Radio 4 and Radio 6 Bowie out in space presented by Stuart Maconie in honour of the 5th anniversary of Bowie's passing away.In the spirit of the thread like others say too many tracks to choose from but I always say Diamond Dogs is my Favourite album and We Are The Dead my Favourite song off it
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Post by Stalbansclaret » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:45 am

The Mark Radcliffe show on 6 this morning has been a fantastic listen for any Bowie fan...lots of reminiscing by many different people and, of course, great music. Strongly recommend listening on catch-up if you have missed it.

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Post by dermotdermot » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:27 am

Stan Tastic wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:03 pm
I found out recently that Changes didn't make the top 40.

Unbelievable when you think how famous that song is.

One of his songs that I like that isn't an obvious choice is Absolute Beginners. It has a great outro too.
I checked that out and you are right, it didn’t chart. I’m not so sure that the stats are right on that. I can remember it being aired a lot.

A favourite of mine is lesser known. ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’. The entire album is good but the opening and ending track is a fine piece of work.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:10 pm

Been listening to Bowie all day - currently Wild is the Wind

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Post by J_Grimshaw » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:22 pm

Wild is the wind. Great song and video. My favourite song and yeah the black and white video i love. Too difficult for tribute singers/bands to try, fortunately. Choosing my favourite album is a lot more difficult, there are 4 or 5 and my favourite keeps changing, but it might be Station to Station.

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Post by EarbyClaret » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 pm

The Berlin Trilogy are all standout albums - Low just edges it so I'll go for Sound and Vision

Thought his cover of Amsterdam was a superb track too - although Jacques Brel wasn't impressed apparently

Almost impossible to choose only one song

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Post by basil6345789 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:30 pm

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Post by Claret Till I Die » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:47 pm

basil6345789 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:30 pm
The Laughing Gnome
Ha ha ha, he he he

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Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:01 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:10 pm
Been listening to Bowie all day - currently Wild is the Wind
Tony, Sky Arts channel are showing his 1983 gig in Vancouver, part of his Serious Moonlight tour tonight at 7 o'clock till nine.
Been on before, I think, but still well worth seeing.

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Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:09 pm

ElectroClaret wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:01 pm
Tony, Sky Arts channel are showing his 1983 gig in Vancouver, part of his Serious Moonlight tour tonight at 7 o'clock till nine.
Been on before, I think, but still well worth seeing.
Got it

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Post by Taffy on the wing » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:41 pm

EarbyClaret wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:27 pm
The Berlin Trilogy are all standout albums - Low just edges it so I'll go for Sound and Vision

Thought his cover of Amsterdam was a superb track too - although Jacques Brel wasn't impressed apparently

Almost impossible to choose only one song
The Jacques Brel version is AWESOME!
I do like Bowies though.

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Post by icu81b4 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:47 pm

‘The Laughing Gnome’ was his greatest work

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