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The Berlin Trilogy was radical. Radical! OK, Bowie stole from Can, Eno and maybe Kraftwerk and Neu! Fine. Bowie did it better. Much better. Also, Eno did not produce any of the albums. That is a misconception. Bowie and long time friend/collaborator Tony Visconti did. So I really hate it when people say Low was really just an Eno album. Don't piss me off like that!
Also, consider the times. Originally Bowie started off writing Low for the Man Who Fell To Earth. But they preferred some fucked up porno music... fools. Anyway, considering Bowie loved and nurtured Iggy Pop when the punk revolution struck Bowie said, I think I'll go the other way. RCA bitched and moaned about putting out what is now considered probably (not probably!) the best album of the decade. In fact, RCA bitchec and moaned about almost all of Bowie's albums (except his worst one Young Americans).
Let me get to answering your question. The Berlin trilogy was the catalyst for post punk. And indeed everything we find interesting in music today. So Joy Division. Gary Numan and every New Romantic owes to Lodger. The Berlin trilogy incorporated pop sensabilities (and guitars!) into the mechanical electronica of his influences.
So for every band striving to incorporate electronic, rock, jazz, folk and whatever into their music Low/Heroes/Lodger is the standard by which they measure their worth.
Nobody before or since (not even Bowie himself) has done for rock 'n roll what Bowie did in the late 70s. So the answer is nobody has matched this music and everybody worth a damn owes to it.
*here endeth the lesson* :-)
the most obvious answer to your question is Radiohead.
.. the tracks on the new LCD Soundsystem album are very Berlin Bowie.
those harmony vocals on the first track...
but: he may not have physically produced it but if you listen to brian eno's solo stuff (which pre-dates the 'berlin trilogy') his influence on bowie in this era is fairly striking and obvious i wouldve thought? that and, unless im mistaken, he did co write a fair few of the songs with bowie...
i remember being quite shocked to discover tony visconti had produced the seahorses album, hmmm.
sorry about the diatribe.
Yes, Eno's Green (something) predates Bowie in Berlin. And there's no doubt Bowie was a fan. However, Bowie wrote the songs. In the instance of Low, Eno did not come in until the over-dubbing and in fact only has co-writing credit on Warszawa.
i quite like david bowie mysel so can appreciate the sentiment.
although eno apparently has cowriting credits on art decade, heroes, fantastic voyage, african night flight, red sails and boys keep swinging according to allmusic...
you'd probably like brian eno being such a passionate bowie fan.
Art Decade's on Low, so methinks allmusic needs to double check its facts... or maybe I do! But yeah, Eno plays many instruments (moog's and such) on all three and has many more songwriting credits on the other two.
Here's my own personal thing. Methinks "Heroes" is actually the most "berlin-ish" of the three, not Low.
but id reckon Low is probably the one where the eno influence is most evident as far as i remember (i might have that wrong, it might be lodger, i should probably check, hmmm)
The 'rips off' implication of the title makes me not want to mention 'nite flights' by the walker brothers...but if you like that Bowie stuff, you'll like that. DEFINITELY NOT a rip off of Bowie though
But they developed and ran with it so it doesn't count.
Other than the ambient sections? Dunno. Nobody?
Boards of Canada? pull t'other one
Stereolab. I'll tell ya: Patrick Wolf reminds me of the thin white duke a little bit. Kinda like a first cousin maybe.
More on PW. I dunno why all of a sudden you've gone from loving Patrick to disliking him John. That's crazy, man! OK, Magic Position ain't as good, but still... PW's stage presence is ten times when I compare old youtube stuff with the guy I saw a month ago.
of Japan fame. He went all ambient, eh? I gave up on Japan after Obscure Alternatives but I guess he solo'd some pretty great ambient stuff.
Who amongst you guys can tell me about David Sylvian's solo work?
come to think of it, I have a live Japan Oil On Canvas that'd probably fit this Berlin Bowie era... and that I'd bet I'd like a lot more now than I did at the time.
at least partially. I've revisited Gentleman Take Poloaroids, Tin Drum... and (solo) Brilliant Trees.
Sylvian has flashes of true brilliance. Seriously. (And if you don't like early Japan glam records, well then, you can fuck off too) but these albums are deffo Berlin Bowie influenced and they remind me of some other stuff around that period like Riychi (sp?) Sakamoto, Philip Glass (though this is way more spiritualized orchestra).
But if you're thinking about Junkplanet Christopher... then I'd say you do well to pick apart David Sylvian's stuff. He's got half a million great ideas!! (and about a 10,00 bad ones)
I'd just add that David Sylvian's stuff - on the bad side - tend to plod along too much... a little too proggy. But I think you'll be able to steal a lot a great shit here. ;)