Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby lewdd » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:29 am

RIP David Bowie...didn't even know he was battling cancer.
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Re: Ashes to Ashes

Postby MXV » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:06 am

I don't think anyone knew he had cancer. I went to bed early last night and the last record I played before that was the new Bowie album which I just received the day before. I woke up to find the news he died. That was a little eerie. He was definitely one of the most influential and unique musicians that will ever walk this planet and he had such amazing longevity, still putting out good records as recently as two days before his passing.
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Re: Ashes to Ashes

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:35 pm

A friend told me in 2014 that Bowie had cancer. I didn't believe him. Same story with Lemmy.

Anyhow, 2 great rock icons. The last Motorhead album was excellent. Haven't heard the Bowie one yet.
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Re: Ashes to Ashes

Postby earthdog70 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:11 pm

Sad to hear. Not a huge fan, but he definitely has some cool songs. For some reason I really liked "Time Will Crawl" a lot. :shock:

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Re: Ashes to Ashes

Postby norix » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:48 am

Whilst I can't say I was a 'fan' (since I never listened to a full LP of the man), I really liked a lot of his more famous songs (Ashes to Ashes, Fame, Let's dance, ...) since they played a lot of his stuff on the radio channel my dad listens to and could play a couple of his songs on bass.

Regarding the "title track" of this thread: really creepy song. "Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom's a junky; Strung out in Heaven's High, Hitting an all time low". And the little bass line and the eerie synth.

Like he said himself, an 80's nursery rhyme. Question is, is this the same major Tom? Maybe he drew a parallel with Aldrin? Or is he Major Tom? Or is Major Tom a psychidelic astronaut? I guess no-one knows.

EDIT:This was one of the songs that really creeped me out as a kid. I remember getting that feel from Sinatra's 'That's Life' as well.
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby lewdd » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:48 pm

What are your 5 fave Bowie tracks?
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:56 pm

lewdd wrote:What are your 5 fave Bowie tracks?


Hang on to Yourself
Sound and Vision
Suffragette City
Heroes
Starman
Author. Adventurer. Bon vivant.
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby MXV » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:19 am

Space Oddity
Life on Mars
Ziggy Stardust
All The Madmen
Lazarus
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby Welly » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:12 am

lewdd wrote:What are your 5 fave Bowie tracks?


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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby crus » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:32 pm

1. Laughing Gnome
2. China Girl
3. Heroes
4. Life on Mars
5. Space Oddity
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby scannest » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:38 pm

Midge and I have discussed how we both discovered Bowie through these remarkably disturbing videos he made in the lte 70s/early 80s. They warped my pre-teen mind but good.



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Re: Ashes to Ashes

Postby JGJR » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:01 pm

norix wrote:Whilst I can't say I was a 'fan' (since I never listened to a full LP of the man), I really liked a lot of his more famous songs (Ashes to Ashes, Fame, Let's dance, ...) since they played a lot of his stuff on the radio channel my dad listens to and could play a couple of his songs on bass.

Regarding the "title track" of this thread: really creepy song. "Ashes to ashes, funk to funky, we know Major Tom's a junky; Strung out in Heaven's High, Hitting an all time low". And the little bass line and the eerie synth.

Like he said himself, an 80's nursery rhyme. Question is, is this the same major Tom? Maybe he drew a parallel with Aldrin? Or is he Major Tom? Or is Major Tom a psychidelic astronaut? I guess no-one knows.

EDIT:This was one of the songs that really creeped me out as a kid. I remember getting that feel from Sinatra's 'That's Life' as well.


It's the same Major Tom that was introduced in "Space Oddity." He revived the character a series of times, including most famously for "Ashes to Ashes."
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby JGJR » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:03 pm

lewdd wrote:What are your 5 fave Bowie tracks?


1. "Be My Wife"
2. "Up the Hill Backwards"
3. "Life on Mars"
4. "Drive-In Saturday"
5. "Word on a Wing"
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby lewdd » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:44 pm

pretty cool
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Re: Ashes to Ashes - RIP Bowie

Postby WrEtcH » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:48 am

I had a conversation with JGJR and another friend on social media that it's crazy trying to find used Bowie on vinyl for a decent price since his passing. I thought it would cool down, but not the case right now. Least I bought "Ziggy" a decade ago for a good $5. Since I got back into vinyl, been meaning to explore the past catalog, but not at these prices and not in the mood to fork down $20 for a re-release. For now, I'll listen to my paid streaming service and wait for a bargain to pop up to add to the collection.
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