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11 Jan 16 07:04
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In my opinion , the greatest rock star we will ever see has passed away.

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Report Thin and Crispy January 11, 2016 10:27 AM GMT
I was a teenager in the 70's but its only really in the last few years that I've really appreciated David Bowie.

So many of his records bring back memories ...1983 Camden Palace dancing to Lets Dance with a new girlfriend.

I think people are so effected by his death because he actually seemed part of their lives and you only realise this when he's gone.

One of the few who really will still be played in 100's of years time.
Report Kit-Kat-Dan January 11, 2016 10:29 AM GMT
The current cult of celebrity, where people are famous for being famous without displaying an ounce of talent makes me sick. I'd gladly round the whole lot of them up and use them as the first line of defence against ISIS with just a wooden stick to fight with.

However the news of his passing is truly a very sad day and tears have been shed by this 54 year old music fan who finds it hard to remember a time when David Bowie's music wasn't there.

RIP and 'wham bam thank you ma'am'
Report kenny mann January 11, 2016 10:46 AM GMT
Started in '69 with the first version of Space Oddity, for me. I was 20 and probably one of the older original fans.Followed his career since. His songs were magical.

Immense talent.
Report Aunty Post January 11, 2016 11:25 AM GMT
Only just heard the dreadfully sad news. The big "C" yet again!

The first 8 Track I got was his, in the early years.

So much talent and an absolute pro, and clean living gent!

Can't help but be pretty choked up here and remembering him singing "Heroes" at The "Concert For New York" after 9-11.

R.I.P to that beautiful man.... Love
Report Tony Broke January 11, 2016 11:28 AM GMT
lay me place and bake me pie from bewlay bros...r i p  - one of the best songwriters from the uk.
Report RLKingPunter January 11, 2016 12:00 PM GMT
not often I get emotional when a so called rock star dies but this has shook me up big time. Was only watching him perform Blackstar a couple of nights ago on youtube and thought even Bowies starting to look old these days..... ri p  a total one off we will never see the like of again.
Report padlock January 11, 2016 12:06 PM GMT
Great musican and person
Report Thin and Crispy January 11, 2016 12:20 PM GMT
Ricky Gervais email.

On his 57th birthday I wrote

'57, isn't it about time you got a proper job?

Ricky Gervais, comedian, 42'.

He sent back

"I have a proper job. David Bowie, Rock god."
Report PatraTheCat January 11, 2016 12:25 PM GMT
What a phenomenally successful life. Well played that man.
Report brassneck January 11, 2016 12:31 PM GMT
A sad day,RIP David.
Report Far From Trouble January 11, 2016 12:51 PM GMT
Not really my cup of tea was Bowie but I do appreciate his effect, influence and legendary status within the music industry which can't be doubted.

RIP David Sad
Report guinness2dear January 11, 2016 1:04 PM GMT
I miss him already.

R.I.P. Genius..
Report Poppydog. January 11, 2016 1:12 PM GMT
Still the most famous artist to namecheck the town of Eastbourne in a song

Report Aladdin Sane January 11, 2016 1:38 PM GMT
He'll ALWAYS be a hero - not just for one day..
Report Facts January 11, 2016 1:50 PM GMT
Report casemoney January 11, 2016 2:08 PM GMT
RIP   Apparently been Fighting cancer for 18 months Sad
Report dr . atkins January 11, 2016 2:19 PM GMT
saw bowie in concert at wembley the man was a music genius.only bowie could make hes last album about hes up coming death R.I.P BOWIE
Report asparagus January 11, 2016 3:20 PM GMT
An all time great has gone. A very sad day. The most important artist of the 70's and one of the most important in popular music history. R.I.P. David.
Report kincsem January 11, 2016 4:16 PM GMT
(and sorry for starting a second thread).
Report Coachbuster January 11, 2016 4:21 PM GMT
crikey  - i thought he would live forever in a weird sort of way . Some great early work.
Report TambourineMan. January 11, 2016 4:24 PM GMT

Most poignant "Stop all the Clocks" Moment since Lennon .
Report Makybe_Diva January 11, 2016 4:33 PM GMT
Report Aunty Post January 11, 2016 4:43 PM GMT
Yeah...mine pretty much stopped all day, and watching vids didn't help.

He was a very private person and I never knew he was ill.

One thing that impresses me about the man, is he never got into "Grunge"!!!
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 4:46 PM GMT
Sad an immense talent, I can imagine his work still being shown a hundred years from now. R.I.P
Report rogerthebutler January 11, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
Didn't you listen to Tin Machine?
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 4:58 PM GMT
rtb, I wasn't actually a fan, I was into other music. Blues, Soul, RnB, etc, There's no denying the effect he had on music and the "Pop" world in particular, the reinventions were superb and started a trend that made pop much more interesting, I read somewhere years ago that Anthony Newley had an influence on him??.

It's time had a listen, I've no doubt listening for lyrics alone will be worth it. Happy
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 5:00 PM GMT
I had ***   
Is there anything in particular to watch out for in Tin Machine??.
Report rogerthebutler January 11, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
Sorry btf, my remark was aimed at Aunty Post.

Tin Machine was his late 80's reinvention and was an exploration of hard rock (Grunge - though you'd hardly call such a dapper individual a grunge style - icon!).

I'll dig out the Albums, from which the single  'Under The God' is the best track IMO
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 5:21 PM GMT
Report SlippyBlue January 11, 2016 5:33 PM GMT
Desperately sad news, he was truly an iconic man.
Report Poppydog. January 11, 2016 5:45 PM GMT
7:30pm - 8pm
BBC One David Bowie: Sound and Vision

10:35pm - 11:35pm
Channel 4  David Bowie: A Tribute

11:15pm BBC2
David Bowie – Five Years

The latter one is absolutely fantastic for any devotee
Report themightymac January 11, 2016 7:03 PM GMT
Sad news. Influenced a generation. A friend spoke to him at Cheltenham Festival once. RIP
Report smartie3 January 11, 2016 7:29 PM GMT
feel like a bit of my youth went this morning. As the Guy said with Ronson. RIP
Report breadnbutter January 11, 2016 7:33 PM GMT
The first tape of his i listened too was LOW , and this song was the one i thought of upon hearing of his passing for some reason .

Report dlarssonf January 11, 2016 7:35 PM GMT
RIP David Bowie - a true legend of music - thanks for all the treasure !!!
Report rogerthebutler January 11, 2016 7:36 PM GMT
We're everyone that ever cared
Report Ibrahima Sonko January 11, 2016 7:42 PM GMT
Very sad day, that recent Lazarus video is a hard watch.
Report Howdi January 11, 2016 7:50 PM GMT
When rock stars were rock stars - one of the greats - possibly second only to McCartney.
Report The Leopard January 11, 2016 7:53 PM GMT
RIP Dave !

"Future Legend"

And in the death
As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy
The shutters lifted in inches in Temperance Building
High on Poacher's Hill
And red, mutant eyes gaze down on Hunger City
No more big wheels

Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats
And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes
Coverting the highest of the sterile skyscrapers
Like packs of dogs assaulting the glass fronts of Love-Me Avenue
Ripping and rewrapping mink and shiny silver fox, now legwarmers
Family badge of sapphire and cracked emerald
Any day now
The Year of the Diamond Dogs

"This ain't Rock'n'Roll

This is Genocide"
Report The Leopard January 11, 2016 7:56 PM GMT
"Diamond Dogs"

As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
You asked for the latest party

With your silicone hump and your ten inch stump
Dressed like a priest you was
Todd Browning's freak you was

Crawling down the alley on your hands and knee
I'm sure you're not protected, for it's plain to see
The Diamond Dogs are poachers and they hide behind trees
Hunt you to the ground they will,
mannequins with kill appeal

(Will they come?) I'll keep a friend serene
(Will they come?) Oh baby, come unto me
(Will they come?)
Well, she's come, been and gone.

Come out of the garden, baby
You'll catch your death in the fog
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs

The Halloween Jack is a real cool cat
And he lives on top of Manhattan Chase

The elevator's broke, so he slides down a rope
Onto the street below, oh Tarzie, go man go

Meet his little hussy with his ghost town approach
Her face is sans feature, but she wears a Dali brooch
Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake

Wrecked up and paralyzed, Diamond Dogs are sableized


In the year of the scavenger, the season of the bitch
Sashay on the boardwalk, scurry to the Ditch
Just another future song, lonely little kitsch
(There's gonna be sorrow) try and wake up tomorrow


Ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs [x2]
Bow-wow, woof woof, bow-wow, wow
Call them the Diamond Dogs [ad lib]

Keep cool - Diamond Dogs rule, OK
Beware of the Diamond Dogs [repeat]
Report attitude adjuster January 11, 2016 8:20 PM GMT
Just loved that melodramatic voice

This Is Not America/Because You're Young/Where Are We Now....

A million dreams..a thousand memories from the golden years.

God bless
Report currant bun January 11, 2016 8:25 PM GMT
RIP David Bowie
Report Howdi January 11, 2016 8:32 PM GMT
brilliant adjuster
Report Aunty Post January 11, 2016 8:51 PM GMT
Thanks rtb...looks like I was in at the beginning and the end, but missed the bit inbetween!
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 9:02 PM GMT
World class bandwagon-jumper and trend spotter, like Madonna. Anthony Newley had more talent in one little finger than DB ever had, but as ever, the pasticheur triumphs at the expense of the original.

The voice? Anthony Newley...The cut and paste lyrics : Surrealists did that decades before...The Ashes to Ashes vid : check out Sergei Parajanov's The Colour of Pomegranates from least Kraftwerk saw him coming when he took up residence in Germany...and those hospital bed shots in the last video : Got that from Gottfried : that is, Gottfried Helnwein. Also, "Lazarus", "heaven", etc.- give it a rest, mate - I can get the original for free.

Having said that, he MUST have had some sort of remarkable talent, since that is only the second enthusiastic, positive comment I can remember reading from Thin and Crispy...fanboy! Happy

So...he was a messenger boy, packaging and delivering the avant-garde to the masses.
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 9:05 PM GMT
P.S. That work pays very well.
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 9:12 PM GMT
P.P.S. So does working for the BBC - and they managed to deliver the first 15 minutes of tonight's news as a nascent pop video, out-doing anything ever attempted by Chris Morris. An astonishing achievement.
Report terry mccann January 11, 2016 9:15 PM GMT
you don't say! he"s mentioned all these people in interviews over the years as being important to him
Report screaming from beneaththewaves January 11, 2016 9:17 PM GMT
Funnily enough, that's the part of him I liked, Velasquez: that he was basically a pop fan, and sometimes we bought the same records.

I mean, I was thrilled when it turned out he'd also got hold of a copy of Neu!75, also liked the side of instrumentals and the track Hero on the record, and then buggered off to Germany and recorded an LP called "Heroes", complete with a side of instrumentals. I felt in on it somehow.

The late Arthur Lee of Love actually had a letter from Bowie asking for advice on how to be a pop star. In the end he was a fan like us who got to live the dream. Not an artist or a visionary, but most people would have found at least a couple of his records they really liked.

Well done, mate.
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 9:27 PM GMT
OK, I'll back off now - I can clearly see how WRONG I am. Cry Failing that, I'll post some random sh1t cobbled together from various books and papers stacked up in the bog, disguised as a poem or lyric...that's GOT to be worth a GO, you Diamond Doggie fanboys!! Excited
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 9:30 PM GMT
In fact...why don't we ALL do a tribute to Davey Jones?? Eah, the...the thought...the mere thought...!

Grab yer scissors and glue you basturts! Angry
Report crags January 11, 2016 9:31 PM GMT
Hope TT isn't a Bowie fan, Vel, for your sake! If he is he'll be wanting to fight you... do you want some? do you want some? Cos I'll give it ya Laugh
Report terry mccann January 11, 2016 9:32 PM GMT
and you call yourself a fan! get outta hereLaugh
Report The Leopard January 11, 2016 9:33 PM GMT
Velasquez....the van is on it's way.....stay where you have been chosen for re-education !
Report crags January 11, 2016 9:34 PM GMT
R.I.P Bowie an inspiration to millions worldwide and a true star.
Report Dr Crippen January 11, 2016 9:37 PM GMT
All I know about Bowie is that the sight of him turned my stomach.

Sorry about that but it's the truth.
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 9:39 PM GMT
Hi Vel HNY, I was never a fan but fair play he did a Shakespere with poppy aplomb. To appreciate the works of others and use them in a different idiom is a talent, and he had it in spades why reinvent the wheel when there are perfectly good ones about, the Antony Newley influence is easily recognisable in his voice.
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 9:47 PM GMT
Idiom and genre****
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:05 PM GMT
Jim Bliss was abandoned
At the penile implant factory
Settings reconfigured
Disguised without feathers
Hey baby go baby
Lime 3305 2433 just seconds away
An excuse to avoid housework

C'mon give a little tug
Let's play Fred Astaire
As Ginger rogers Major Tom
Under the bandstand...

I mean, Bliss never quit the team
Or lied to MaryJo 'bout the veal cutlets
No darlin'! the Harlequin assured her
In fabled Xanadu where she hung up her dress
And wore his old jeans and faded green T-shirt
Ya scabby hoon bassas, ye always get drawn
At home in the cup competitions.

OK...I can see this is actually a wee bit harder than it looks, as the anyone suggest a cutting edge fashion look....the kind of thing Alan Yentob might admire...? Gonna take this to You a boxwood banjo in the airing cupboard...
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 10:07 PM GMT
Report boxingthefox January 11, 2016 10:09 PM GMT
Didn't know you were a Noma fan.
Report crags January 11, 2016 10:11 PM GMT
Vel, please start another thread for your disrespectful sh1t. This is not the place for it. Shame on you.
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:13 PM GMT

Chris Tarrant quiz...Drop the Dead Donkey novelisation...Green Eyes by Suzanne Rand...losing lottery ticket which will now be heartily recompensed by MASSIVE song royalties and a VELASQUEZ BOND set against said royaltiesaaaa! Also, a DELUDED FUD BOND leveraged against the original VELASQUEZ BOND...ExcitedShockedSillyBlushBlushAngry

Any "Rangers" fans on here? This is the time to dig deep and INVEST!
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:19 PM GMT
OK, Crags -- will do...but that's a bit random, dude IMO...we (that is, The Black Irish) just wanna...y'know, like...CELEBRATE the fella - who was a star, after all - in a cheerful, showbiz way, y'know?

Sad International Symbol of the Black Irish.
Report terry mccann January 11, 2016 10:23 PM GMT
phil lynottSurprised
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:24 PM GMT
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
Terry - how much u want 2 keep it quiet?
Report attitude adjuster January 11, 2016 10:27 PM GMT
You'd think Bowie who's been a star since the early 70s would be someone we could all agree to add a nice word for brightening up our lives

but no...we have to suffer the same old sh1t on here
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:35 PM GMT
Someone mentioned the FASCIST stuff on another thread...also "borrowed" from Anselm Kiefer. All the young dudes, eh? G'night campers!

Shocked International Symbol of Distressed Artisans and Poverty Stricken Weavers.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves January 11, 2016 10:49 PM GMT
4 beats to the bar:

D Jim Bliss ... was abandoned ...
At the C penile implant factory ...
D Settings ... reconfigured ...
Dis-C-guised ... without feathers
Hey D baby ... go baby ...
Lime G 3305 2433 just D seconds ... away ...
An ex-G-cuse to avoid housework

Am C'mon give a C little tug
G Let's play Fred Astaire
As Am Ginger rogers C Major Tom
G Under ... the bandstand...


Call it something like Desolation Low, and we could release it as a great lost single from his Hunky Dory/Song For Bob Dylan period imo.
Report Velasquez January 11, 2016 10:53 PM GMT
Hey, that is CLASSY, Mister! We can drop the stuff about the Scottish Cup draw if you reckon it will bring in more $$moolah.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves January 11, 2016 11:33 PM GMT
It's what he would have wanted.
Report bodil January 11, 2016 11:51 PM GMT
Still no mention of The Laughing Gnome.  I had hoped to hear it in one of the tributes.  Still hoping.
Report lfc1971 January 12, 2016 12:06 AM GMT
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlor, 
drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine,
don`t think you knew you were in this song
Report Velasquez January 12, 2016 12:06 AM GMT
Happy new year Bodil ya tool!
Report bodil January 12, 2016 12:10 AM GMT
And HNY to you and the other gentle posters.  Bit late for Bowie.  Though maybe he's just taking this year off dead for tax avoidance reasons.
Report Velasquez January 12, 2016 12:16 AM GMT
Did yer try for the big brash lottray jackpot, Bodil fella? I had a lot of LIME and TEAL for the raffles. How were you coloured yourself?
Report bodil January 12, 2016 12:17 AM GMT
I won £25.  Sorry.
Report bodil January 12, 2016 12:18 AM GMT
But what about the film?  Saw it in London - central art house stuff.
Report bodil January 12, 2016 12:24 AM GMT
Whoops - we may be treading on the revered relics of Bowie.  Shift it to your thread. 

Life on Mars was part of the background to my attempt to become a world-class drunk.  Along with Steely Dan, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and many others.  When he abruptly changed genre I knew he would fail.  And again and again and again and again.  Well, he's not going to contradict me this time (bar a no 1 album and several no 1 singles).
Report guinness2dear January 12, 2016 12:54 PM GMT
Report HH Sultan Vinegar January 12, 2016 3:04 PM GMT

with Eno, Bono and Ono Plain
Report kenny mann January 12, 2016 3:11 PM GMT

with a catPlain
Report Desmond Orchard January 12, 2016 3:47 PM GMT
Tell you what, the night crew certainly know how to bring a perfectly respectable tribute thread to its knees.
RIP DB, one of the best, no doubt.
Report Facts January 12, 2016 4:00 PM GMT
rogerthebutler    11 Jan 16 17:18 
Sorry btf, my remark was aimed at Aunty Post.

Tin Machine was his late 80's reinvention and was an exploration of hard rock (Grunge - though you'd hardly call such a dapper individual a grunge style - icon!).

I'll dig out the Albums, from which the single  'Under The God' is the best track IMO

Bowie and Tin Machine performing Space Boy live on The Jools Holland Show was absolutely incredible.
His vocals and their musicianship was stunning.
Report Foinavon January 12, 2016 4:41 PM GMT
Hey Velasquez, just read your allegedly disrespectful night-shift rant. You never mentioned Grayson Perry Shocked Shocking omission.

Report Degs January 12, 2016 4:45 PM GMT
Bowie and Tin Machine performing Space Boy live on The Jools Holland Show was absolutely incredible.

That wasn't Tin Machine was it ? (apart from one of the guitarists)
Report THERE....IS....NO....SPOOOOON January 15, 2016 12:17 PM GMT
A tribute ....
Report Facts January 15, 2016 3:37 PM GMT

You're absolutely correct - it's not. Thanks for questioning it. I've been living with that misnomer for over 20 years !
It's taken some research on line , but finally I've unearthed the truth

Tour band   

David Bowie - vocals

Reeves Gabrels - guitar
Carlos Alomar - guitar
Gail Ann Dorsey - bass guitar, vocals
Zack Alford - drums
Mike Garson - piano
Peter Schwartz - synthesizer, musical director
George Simms - backing vocals, keyboards

What a line up. All renowned musicians in the industry.

These were the musicians that backed him on The Outside Tour which opened  on 14th September 1995( the album was released on 25th Sept)

This was the band that appeared on The Jools Holland Show, and played an absolute stunning live version of Spaceboy.

Thanks again Degs for the education Happy
Report attitude adjuster January 15, 2016 5:14 PM GMT
I saw him on that tour Happy

I know it's stating the bleedin' obvious but it's only this week that makes you realise that Bowie was
surely the greatest for getting such geniuses to work with him

Robert Fripp
Carlos Alomar
Adrian Belew
Tony Visconti
Mick Ronson
Rick Wakemen
Gail Ann Dorsey
Nile Rodgers
Luther Vandross ...just Happy
Report Facts January 15, 2016 6:06 PM GMT
Report Poppydog. January 15, 2016 6:11 PM GMT
Cast this Rick Wakeman tribute from a day or two ago
onto our big TV and had a usually cynical bunch in tears
Report Facts January 15, 2016 6:23 PM GMT
Beautiful piano playing by Rick.
Report HH Sultan Vinegar January 19, 2016 4:03 PM GMT
David Bowie's favourite 25 albums
Report Makybe_Diva August 19, 2016 8:25 PM BST
I'd not heard this until today... it's now my favourite David Bowie song.

When I Live My Dream Love
Report GLASGOWCALLING August 19, 2016 9:59 PM BST
totally agree, i googled the tune when i saw the ad on tv a few weeks ago. wonderful voice.. maybe even better in those early days. Happy
Report GLASGOWCALLING August 19, 2016 10:04 PM BST
thanks for the link SULTAN, its intresting to see the great mans taste in music, i had the velvet underground album in the 80s and never really

liked it and gave it to a mate of mine, i really quite like it now.  Laugh
Report Makybe_Diva August 19, 2016 10:21 PM BST
I heard it on the advert today, GC. I put the lyrics in Google to find it.
Report screaming from beneaththewaves August 19, 2016 10:31 PM BST
It's the Velvets album you're supposed to like, which is why Bowie listed it. On the one hand parts of the record are virtually indecipherable owing to John Cale's incompetent production, but on the other hand Andy Warhol designed the cover, so it must brilliant and, like, art and all that. Just don't try listening to it.

They made three wonderful albums once they ditched Warhol and Cale - the third one, Loaded and Live 1969 - but they never make the sort of list where you're trying to look sort of artistic like.

It's the same story where Bowie lists Syd Barrett's The Madcap Laughs. The man was a wreck when they tried to put this record together, and again the songs just stop and start, Syd forgets the words, misses chords etc. After that he got it together enough to make a second LP, Barrett, but because it's polished and memorable and a pleasure to listen to, it's never going to make this sort of list.
Report badjoe January 10, 2018 10:01 PM GMT
2 years today, they don't make them like this anymore, there is no one in the wings to replace him. A true loss.
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