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(hoping that will catch on as much as the steven fry stupid persons idea of a yada yada phrase)
Also he's as much of a cosy establishment figure as paul mccartney, also he's an embarrassment.
kick his ass Seabass!
but sometimes I wonder if there's a bit of historical revisionism- was he really "wow! shocking and revolutionary!" in the 70s, as everyone makes out? To me it seems that his canon of work is groundbreaking, but not really any particular moment in his career.
Yeah, he's an Establishment figure now, but is that his own fault or was he just co-opted into it, given that deadening title of "national treasure".
Secondly, his creative period between 68 and 83 witnessed him produce an incredible genre-bending array of tunes. Can't help but think, like always, you're essentially acting the role of the teenage kid winding up his parents in an art museum by running round at the Leonardos and the Canaletto's going "boring" "Oh God it's just another woman in a dress with some angels!".
also from black people.
have more respect for iggy pop, even in light of the car insurance ads
Would say he's probably music's first thief.
not entirely. Does have some gr8 tunes though.
Also Sir Paul McCartney gets a pass from me for "McCartney II". Chock full of classics. He invented dubstep as well.
but i like steve jones' songs when iggy pop does them
although Iggy pop isn't bad either
and then had a weird dream that involved him laughing loads
Having a relationship with an artists work is an entirely personal thing.
was thinking about this today. i feel like 6music-y type people, the post-9/11 indie dads, criticise other artists (usually blacks, queers, women) for doing things that they applaud david bowie for doing: his whole shtick is basically 'the worlds first shoreditch bellend': style over substance, making whatever music is trendy, dressing like a twat, "i have authored a whole new school of pretension".
always struggled to pinpoint my vague disdain for Bowie but there it is
Arf! Sorry, was you saying something?
But for the fact I really enjoy the songs separate from David Bowie's image or mythos that you reckon is pretentious. Also he can sing really well like in "Wild is the Wind" that shrewbie linked above.
but isn't taking a view on an artist based on how you perceive their fans a number one fud move? (yes, it is)
agree that post 9-11 indie dads is a good phrase though
...which Bowie don't you get? I mean, to dislike Oasis you just have to dislike one track (post-1994 anyway). This is... kind of different.
but he's got loads of good songs. You don't have to buy into the Rock History™ mythology nonsense to enjoy the good stuff.
The Rolling Stones
I know he said some silly stuff in the 70s but he's hardly Morrissey when it comes to talking crap or acting like a pillock.
Check out the David Bowie/Mick Jagger Dancing in the Street video for some amazing coked up gurning and dancing in a desolate wasteland.
Yeah he's released a few Pish albums but fucking hell when he's good he's fucking awesome.
Check out Low and hunky dory
The dancing in the street video with jagger is fucking brilliant
Maybe you would?
If you don't, that's cool too.