His seventies stuff was pure genius. Name one artist that have delivered something as cultivated as Aladdin Sane.
70's FM rock was legendary and there were so many gems to discover. Music was a full-time hobby while living in the 70's. Don't judge that era with the AM stuff because there was another world on the FM stations.
Happy Birthday David Bowie!
It's not Bjork, goddamnit!
R13 that bjork thing was a joke lol
That woman might be his first wife, Angela. Seems possible since that video seems to be referring to his time living in Germany in the 70's. divorced in 1980
exactly how did he change the world, jackass at r27? Grow up, he's a fucking pop singer, that's all.
R34 is an idiot and does not understand the transformative influences of popular culture even as she wears branded clothing and snaps her gum to some newcome outrage.
But the video and song are brilliant. Fucking brilliant. Never mind what was before, then. Certainly a deeper cut than other aging rockers who don't reflect their current outlooks and times.
r35, you're so fucking perceptive and so fucking deep.
[quote]exactly how did he change the world, jackass at [R27]?
The Rocky Horror Show was inspired by Bowie.
Song structure, drag, androgyny, etc.
David Bowie should have slipped out the side door in the mid80s, preferably before he did the "Dancing in the Street" video with Mick Jagger. (Who would have thought Mick could out-camp him so easily?)
Anyone still frothed up over him is just being sentimental, which is fine but a ridiculous thing to get shrill about. He does have a huge number of creepy true believer type fans though.
He lost me when he claimed that the gay stuff was just a silly phase.
He was THE ambiguously sexual glitter rock superstar of the seventies. His fans were insane about him, worshipped him.
He flaunted his gayness (or bisexuality) until it wasn't fashionable anymore. Then he made a turnaround and said that it was all for show. A subdued photograph of him was on the cover of the Rolling Stone with the title "David Bowie Straight."
I liked some of his songs, but was never a big fan.
I get the whole bi then straight-it-was-all-for-stage thing not being honorable.
But Bowie's influence on fashion, sexual politics, and the visual enhancing of musical performance affected much of pop culture. I guess you had to be there to see its immediate then growing impact.
Yes, he's 66 and younger people may discount all that, because it just IS and they don't know what set things in motion.
And I still get the same feeling I did the first time I heard Changes...that song is about me.
To paraphrase Picasso on Matisse, “In the end, there is only Bowie.”
Simple but great song. I'm looking forward to the album. And a tour. I'm in the camp that wants to McCartney and the Stones to retire gracefully--but I know Bowie won't tour unless he can do it 100%. He's a perfectionist and protective of his legacy, he won't go out on the road if he can't perform. So if he can do it, I'll go. I just turned 40, I'm feeling the mortal coils more and more...Bowie won't be around forever.
He looks diseased.
the glitter and androgyny was to distract from the fact he was a shitty singer, whose songs don't rock, they're like Tin Pan Alley.
"He ugly, he ugly, his mama say he ugly!
the Wildcats Cheerleaders
This thread is proof, yet again, that eldergays are ruining this place.
I get so tired of reading idiots yammering on about music when it's clear they know nothing of what they speak.
He was part of the whole glam rock movement back then.
Sadly we do live in a 'yeah, but what have you done lately?' culture where the past is something people easily dismiss.
I don't think it's Bjork in the video, because Bjork has no mole on the upper right side between upper lip and nose. It would also not make any sense regarding the message of the video and song.
Hate his crappy overplayed songs and ugly mug.
r52 - We know. You've posted that 9 times already.
I still think of him as the goblin king from the movie "Labyrinth." Can't help it, it was my first intro to Bowie as little kid (*gayling alert*). As I remember, his acting was better than I expected. He certainly seemed to be having fun.
Bumped..... simply because watching clips of the movie "Labyrinth" on YouTube made me wish David Bowie had done more acting. He really was fun in that Jim Henson "muppet movie."
He was so good at being a puppet.
did he have sex with underage girls?
he used the gay community to sell records. He wasn't really bi, I think it was just to be trendy and get attention.
This thread is filled with fucking idiots.
eldergays really are ruining DL
Bowie's new bit of music, "I still look 18 when I sing with my head up my ass" will be another flop because he's old, dour and hideous. He a poser. He was only popular in the olden days because everyone was stoned and tipsy. Face it, the old praying mantis looked normal when viewed on an acid trip.
I fucked him.
[quote]he's old, dour and hideous
Of course, R60, you would know from your own experience.
[R59] I thought is was common knowledge that Datalounge was for older people.
I remember when he and Elton John first entered the music scene (yes, I'm old) but those were glorious and creative times for music. People assumed at the time that Bowie was gay and Elton was the straight one. At the time, I was shocked when a coworker told me that her bf (who was a popular LA DJ) told her that both were sluts but it was the other way around--- Bowie was a pussyhound and Elton was a male slut.
Of course, he turned out to be right although I believe Bowie was bisexual. He hit on an ex-bf of mine in a nightclub.
"The most common misconception, or widely held theory, is that the woman accompanying David is the wonderfully nutty Icelandic singer, Björk! It’s not, it is in fact (Tony) Oursler’s wife, painter Jacqueline Humphries."