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He's got better footwork.
easily, Why? Heroes, Low, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, Ziggy Stardust. need we say more?
He's in Flight of the Conchords therefore wins. :D
however Reed is relatively unexplored territory for me. Berlin is a fucking cracker though. Verdict: indecision.
such as The Transformer album but for every one of those moments, Bowie has an answer and some more!
Lou Reed: The person that thinks they'll gain a slightly more favourable cultural cache, and quite likes the self-titled Velvet Underground LP and Perfect Day.
David Bowie: The person who has listened to Hunky Dory, Station To Station and Low and realises that the man, in his given period, is untouchable. (And also produced The Idiot by Iggy Pop.)
Might I add that anyone seriosuly claiming 'metal machine music' is good is also trying Far Too Hard.
is an almost perfect album.
reissue with no radio spots. Am listening to it this morning and absolutely lovng it. What a great Sunday morning record!
That's utter bullshit, you clearly have no idea. MMM is an hour of ecstatic, harmonic beauty, and a work that Lou has repeatedly said he is immensely proud of.
Lou Reed's 1st solo album isn't so great. Transformer 'is' great (thanks to it being produced by Bowie/Ronson?), Berlin is wonderful but Ziggy Stardust is better....
But Bowie wasn't in The VU....
I'll call it a draw as I heard dreadful stuff from both.... e.g Bowie's band 'Tin Machine' and Reed's album 'New York'....
I guess it depends if you're comparing their whole musical careers.
Good post, got me thinking on a Sunday morning. :)
Is another genuinely brilliant album Reed has done.
Though I should really get more of both
owes david bowie and mick ronson's input to how good it is. not saying it's their album but it wouldn't be half as good without their production.
You also would never have heard it.
Bowie's work in the 70s is the single greatest artistic contribution in all of mankind.
Reed and VU i got into at a fairly early age and only got into Bowie during my late teens, so gun to the head my heart lies with Lou... need to get into more Bowie i feel
then Bowie wins by a long way. If they do then the decision becomes a lot more difficult, though Bowie might still edge it (because Cale > Reed)
you're correct about db not being a great innovator. However, there is no question how much he "brought to the table."
no contest. Releasing a classic album every year for a whole decade, 70-79....and then Scary Monsters in 1980 too. I don't know any other band/artist who has done come close to that.
I've been in love with him since he did that introduction thing on The Snowman with his little blue scarf and twinkly eyes. I can't remember just how young I was but that section of the VHS must have been weary from constant playing and rewinding.
Lou Reed is ace though.
Love them both!
Hmmmmm sorry but I am going to sit on the fence as I really cannot decide!
the buldge wins.