Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Jams: David Bowie

I listen to quite a few older David Bowie albums in the office.  I know the music is old, but Bowie was an innovator in popular music, and to be honest the music still sounds quite modern.  Also, the diversity of his early music (from metal, to rock, to pop, to electonica) seems to keep my mind fresh in the office and doesn't allow my mind to go stagnant.

I'll just post about that a couple of my favorite albums.  First, The Man Who Sold The World.  Most people my age associate this album with the Nirvana unplugged cover of the title track.  But that track is a weird latin-sounding outlier on the album.  The other tracks are generally hard rock and early metal jams.  

Station to Station was released in early 1976, and is a bridge between his more conventional early 70's work and late 70's more bizarre albums with Brian Eno.  Weird enough for me to enjoy, but still conventional enough to have a little bit of mass appeal.  Of note is the track TVC-15, which sounds a bit like a BETTER and less rapey version of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines.

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