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Thursday, October 09, 2008

The Thin White Duke

I don't have much to say today, so until I do you can enjoy one of my heroes, and an honest to goodness living legend, The Thin White Duke himself, Sir David of Bowie.

David Bowie was the first artist I have memories of. My uncle was a big fan and so my first exposure to the world of popular music was to be dropped in at the eccentric end of the pool with his 1974 album 'Diamond Dogs'.

Bowie therefore set the benchmark against which other artists, to this day, are judged.
Part of the reason that I love bands like Placebo and Suede is that you can trace their roots right back to Ziggy Stardust himself.

The strange thing is that even though he's one of the most famous artists ever, I don't think he really gets the recognition that he deserves. He's every bit as important as The Beatles and, in my opinion at least, far superior.

This particular track is one of my favourites, it's 'Oh! You Pretty Things' from the excellent 1971 album 'Hunky Dory'.


Jaggy said...

He's not bad. But massively overrated.

Inchy said...


The sooner you fuck off to Turkey the better.

I hope you have a dodgy kebab.

Jaggy said...

Haven't you heard? I'm not going.

Steve said...

Everybody on the planet owns at least one Bowie record. And if they don't, they should.

Misssy M said...

Lov the Bowie- am off to play that and tidy up my desk to the sound...