This is the first Bowie album I listened to over and over again, because my girlfriend at that time owned it. For the next few years I bought all his new releases and then started buying up all the older ones in my twenties. It’s an epic album, especially listened to within the context of his everchanging output from Hunky Dory to Lodger. I think that the one song he didn’t write, Wild is the Wind, is maybe his greatest vocal performance of all time and by-far the most creative interpretation of that standard (at least until Esperanza Spalding’s).
David Bowie, known as the Thin White Duke at the time, delivers an album heaped with emotion but also devoid of it at the same time. The Duke addresses themes of religion and love throughout this short piece of work Bowies excessive cocaine use during these sessions is well documented, and is also addressed in both the title track and stay, lamenting "its not the side effects of the cocaine" Although this addiction resulted in bowie not capable of recalling any part of his recording of this album, it is clear the effect which it seems to take on the recordings themselves, which come across with an incredible energy that doesn't stay longer than it needs to. My favourite track would have to be either Word on a Wing, which is commonly viewed as bowies cry out to God during what he recalled as "one of the darkest periods of my life", or his astounding cover of Wild is the Wind, a cover which he was inspired to record after meeting Nina Simone just a few years prior. Overall, this album was an enjoyable experience, the instrumentals were fantastic, and Bowies voice, particularly on Wild is the Wind, was brilliant.
Only six tracks, but an impressive degree of variety. I get a good sense of Bowie's eccentricity, especially from his concluding the album with a cover of "Wild is the Wind." I'm not sure I've ever listened to a David Bowie album in full (aside from Black Star), but there are a handful of tracks from Bowie that I've grown up knowing. "Golden Years" is one of those tracks. I'm looking forward to hearing more albums from Bowie that are, no doubt, on this list. Favorite tracks: Golden Years, Word on a Wing Album art: Very cool. Love the bold, red font. Bowie stepping into some space-age studio--looks about right to me.
the opener of this album is weird i wasnt into the first half at all but the second half was so stupidly good i had to go back and check like did i miss something? was i not paying enough attention?? but no it really is just that split in quality. golden years is really good, easily the best song here imo. not a single second of wasted space which is kind of hard for a lot of 70s rock apparently. like damn a lot of songs just went on and on didnt they. its not even a bad thing just nice to get a song thats actually compressed down like that. anyway the ballads arent bad at all, i see a lot of people saying theyre the worst songs here but disagreed. theyre dramatic enough to work. also i still have trouble telling what the fuck hes saying but apparently this is just a concept album about how pathetic some fascist dude is. wild 9/10
I’d never listened to this album in its entirety before but I will absolutely be revisiting it. Frequently. An eclectic mix featuring a spectacular rhythm section.
I’d never listened to this one top to bottom. So good. Might be my new favorite of his, but I definitely need to go through the catalog
Quick and fun 38 minutes. Let's rewind. I think the Thin White Duke era could be my favorite of Bowie's. Or does the preference always Ch-ch-changes?
The funk is real on this one. The record that preceded the Berlin years (my favorite era of Bowie) and started his second renaissance into the public consciousness. It’s got everything, art rock, soul, funk, jazz elements, melodica for Christ sake. The birth of the Thin White Duke. It is said that Bowie sustained himself on cocaine and peppers during these sessions and was so fucked up that he didn’t remember recording this album. If I dropped this banger and didn’t remember it, I’d be pretty upset. Favorite song: Station to Station Least favorite song: Wild is the Wind (if I had to choose)
Everything was perfect about this album. Perfect run time, solid production, amazing vocal performance, a unique blend of 70s music styles, progressive in its own way, and kept me intrigued from beginning to end. Bowie is a fascinating person, I really look forward to his other albums. Masterpiece.
David takes a short intermission, returns to the stage wearing a cocaine white suit and opens the second set with Station to Station. How many years ago was that? Fuck if I know but I remember it like it was yesterday. During that set Mick Ronson joined the band for Jean Genie. Bowie said he invited him when he bumped into him at the Four Seasons that day. Mick wasn't prepared and didn't even bring a guitar. He grabbed Earl Slick's guitar, strummed a bit and then just swung the guitar around rather than play it. On a day when I’m not a complete Bowie cheerleader I'd admit the extended opening of St 2 St didn’t age very well. But the rest is still magic. Golden Years was the “hit” and it along w TVC15 have aged quite nicely. The timing of this album selection couldn’t be better. I’ve been listening to Wild is the Wind every day for the last week or so since I’ve been learning to play it on guitar. Bowie's vocals are on Gldn Years and Wild is the Wind are among his best. Sorry for the long review Mike but I didn’t say a thing yesterday. And this is David
Tied for my favorite Bowie record, but usually inches ahead of the others thanks to an all-killer tracklist that doesn't overstay its welcome. The hooks are here, the production is here, the experimentation is thankfully present but not drowning or too slow (I love Low but some cuts drag on). Bowie proves you can make a pop/post-punk/krautrock/dance record that appeals to normies and snobs alike.
This is one of my favorite Bowie albums, and one of the few that doesn’t have a skipable track as far as I’m concerned. I think "Word on a Wing" and "Wild is the Wind" are among some of Bowie's best vocal performances of his career. “TVC15” is a fun outlier, with some crackerjack piano playing by E Street’s own Roy Bittan. "Golden Years" is a true classic, best track of them all. Even with the 10+ minute opener, I think this is one of Bowie's more accessible albums musically. The lyrics are another matter and can be rather opaque, especially on the title track. But I honestly think a lot of what Bowie does lyrically is for effect and we're better off going along for the ride than putting too much effort into deciphering them. Much has been made of Bowie's drug use at the time, to which I say look at the product. If this is the work of an artist whose sensibilities were at all blunted by drug use, it's hard to see. Fave songs: Word on a Wing, Golden Years, Wild is the Wind
Everything has that grand piano feel. Really unexpectedly short. Very good and I finally get the station to station reference.
Love this album
Wild is the wind
Absolute great Album, so versatile and creative, never boring
Live recordings are great. TVC15 is catchy
disaffected jazzy krautrock pop by a man obsessed with cocaine. lovely tho fav track: stay
Production: 17/20 Songwriting: 16/20 Innovation: 14/20 Bangers: 20/20 Emotional response: 18/20 =85 Classic. Awesome.
awesome. the second track “Stay” really epitomises the style and talent of this era of Bowie music. the guitar is all round funky and fun and David’s vocals boast the arty and raw nature of the album. I also think the last track “Wild Is the Wind” is notable just for its slower but passionate style. really enjoyable and worthwhile :)
Loved it. Listened 14/1/21
The return of the thin White duke
David Bowie is my favorite, and this is among his best albums. Full stop
This was recorded when Bowie lived in Berlin with Iggy Pop as his roommate
One of my favorite albums! The production is top notch.
Top 3 Bowie album. Title track his best ever tune in my opinion. Golden Years, TVC, Word On A Wing all absolute bangers too.
Bowie is always great!
Q. What does shack have for breakfast? A. Lamb chops
Classic. One of the best albums of all time. "Stay" is impossibly great.
I’ve not listened to anything other than his hits really so it was an invitation.
Brilliant album that showcases Bowie at his darkest point (excluding Darkstar, but that album was recorded whilst he was at deaths door). Each song has its own unique identity and, even though they are lengthy tracks, don't outstay their welcome.
One of the best of Bowie (on some days my favourite of them all) and that is saying something.
This album revealed to me why Bowie is so widely beloved. Uniform, and Diverse. Epic, and Elegant.
Station to Station is an album I've listened to many times, but made the mistake of never listening closely. I've been missing out. It's an amazing album, particularly when appreciated in the context of Bowie's struggles with drugs at the time. Every track is fantastic...high points for me include the guitar work, particularly the outro for "Stay," Bowie's top-notch singing, and the heartbreaking lyrics. Lyrics that really hit: In "Station to Station": "It's not the side-effects of the cocaine/I'm thinking that it must be love." In "Stay": "Stay - that's what I meant to say or do something/But what I never say is stay this time/I really meant to so bad this time/'Cause you can never really tell when somebody/Wants something you want too." Brilliant album. Easy 5 rating.
Bowie is one of those rare artists who’s body of work is brilliant. This album has some standouts tracks with Bowie effortlessly transitioning between styles of music from funk to ballads. Golden Years is probably the best known track from this album. But the rest deserve a listen, especially the emotion of Word on a Wing and Wild is the Wind to hear the way he plays with dynamics and tension.
This is up there with the greatest Bowie albums… which means is up there with the all time greatest albums!
5 stars. Probably my favorite Bowie. Progressive, moody, thoughtful. And then there’s TVC15 now that’s just entertaining.
6 tracks. Just under 40 minutes. Every minute is great. Sometimes David Bowie's stuff is shamelessly artistic, but comes off a bit too kooky and inaccessible. Other times he makes something undeniably catchy, but without all that depth and substance. Here, he pulls off the best of both worlds. This album grooves - the bass lines are punchy and fun, and the guitar alternates between Chic rhythm and pink Floyd lead. Great album with lots of great moments
S tier Bowie album. One of the GOATs
The best way to describe this listening experience is that it was incredibly smooth. I'd listen to this again and again and again and again.
Bowie is never not good, ya know
Great, great album! Bowie is a star. Somehow the songs seem much shorter than they are, everything is still compressed, and stuff happens. Oh damn ok, "Wild Is the Wind" slaps so fucking hard. Good shit. This aged well, and I think it will age even well'er. 5 Didn't enjoy "Golden Years" as much as everyone else it seems, very overrated imo. But the whole of the album makes up for it.
Stay - Cool lead guitar and melody. Wild is the wind - Very nice atmosphere in the song and like the depth of sound you can hear lots of good details in the background. I like the sound and melody. Overall 8/10 This album is pretty great i liked almost all the songs and there wasn't a dull moment the songs fit together very well no problems there. The only thing is that i didn't like opening to the first song it was to monotonous and i grew tired of it quickly, but the ending of the song is very good :)
It's like rock but more theatrical. Cool
The man was a music giant. He can't be accused of playing it safe or finding a niche. He was adventurous. He explored every genre, every rhythm. This short slice of his oeuvre is an example of just how broad was his talent. Added.
Maybe my second favorite Bowie album after Low. This album sounds like drugs.
Ásamt Songs in the key of life er þetta uppáhaldsplatan frá mínu góða fæðingarári. Viðurkenni að TVC-15 er ekki eitt af mínum uppáhalds lögum en þar fyrir utan er platan yfirgengileg snilld. Alltof mikið kókaín samt.
More Bowie brilliance, an incredible artist, constantly restless, exploring new moods and sounds, even as those sounds unsettle the listener.
Outside of Revolver, perhaps the greatest transitional album of all time. The Thin White Duke, in route from Philly to Berlin, throwing darts into the eyes of those who dare to question or call into doubt anything he could do. Ready to shake the scheme of things, indeed. Bad enough he couldn't remember making it.
Wow. Can someone pack that much into six songs? It's funny that he was struggling with drugs a lot during this period because the music is so on point and solid. He has an incredible way, always and forever, of matching the feel of the music with the feel of the vocals (not just the lyrics but HOW the lyrics are used). I would have loved to see this played in its entirety live. Listening to this sent me on a spin of listening to Bowie albums, trying to decide if "Five Years" was indeed my favorite song. I got stuck on Hunky Dory, forgetting how perfect it is from beginning to end.
I've listened to several Bowie albums, but somehow this one had eluded me. Somewhere in the vein of '70s rock and disco/funk-tinged prog, Station to Station is a compelling listen start to finish. Golden Years is of course a well-known single, but I also really enjoyed TVC15 and Stay.
Golden years indeed.
The more I listen to Bowie, the more I enjoy his music.
Eine nahezu perfekte mischung aus "young americans" und dem eher von kraftwerk und neu inspierierten sound. hat wirklich keinen schlechten track. highlight ist sicher der titeltrack. glaube bowie ist an das was hier passiert später nur selten wieder rangekommen, glaube ich bevorzuge das sogar den berlin alben.
"Station to Station" is David Bowie's best album from the second era of his long career. It takes the funk and R&B explored in his previous album and mixes it with the art rock that would define his style for the next four albums. It show an artist pushing his creative limits with amazing results. "Station to Station" explores krautrock and conects with disco music, "Golden Years" sounds like Bowie became the Elvis of funk, "Word on a Wing" is where his cocaine addiction is more apparent, "TVC 15" is a raw, almost new wave masterpice, "Stay", the best track on the album, goes from funk to hard rock and has Carlos Almoar guitar at his peak and "Wild Is the Wind" is a Nina Simone homage for the ages. Thematically it's a very ethereal album, with lyrics about existentialism, occultism, mythology and religion, but also about love and surreal dreams. A masterpice, from start to finish.
This is one of the best albums ever made.
Premier album où je clique: Les 6 chansons de l'album sont déjà cochés. Quel homme, quel génie Du coup ben 5 étoiles quoi d'autre
It's saying something about Bowie as an artist that, even starving and cracked out of his mind, he was able to produce an absolutely exceptional album. It runs the whole spectrum from blues to funk to experimental at an absolutely (and unsurprisingly) breakneck pace. A less-talented musician in the same drug-addled state would have created something frantic and broken. Bowie, though he barely remembered even making the album, managed to craft coherent, compelling, beautiful, and haunting songs that stand up decades later. The man wasn't human. He had to have been something else.
This was mostly new for me but I’m loving it so far. Musically, it’s a lot of soul and funk, and the style is very loose and free. David Bowie has an incredible band behind him for this one! Whoever plays bass on this is awesome. The drummer too! I’m going back and forth on my rating but I’m gonna tip it in favor of a 5 because I anticipate spending a lot more time with this album.
Hi- Golden Years, TVC15, Wild Is The Wind What can I say, it's Bowie, so of course it's excellent. While not my favorite album (that will always be Ziggy), it's got a good variety of styles here, which never feel out of place or forced. Golden Years is a classic single, and I've always felt like TVC15 doesn't get enough play. The album closes with a lovely cover of Wild Is the Wind. Even though there are only 6 tracks here, they each stand on their own while also being a complete unit.
I consider Station to Station to be Bowie's prologue to his famed Berlin trilogy. For those unaware, the Berlin trilogy consists of the three album that came out right after Station to Station, that being Low, Heroes, and Lodger, all written during Bowie's time in Berlin. This period during 1976 to 1977 was pivotal, as Bowie would work with such great names as Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, and a few others. While punk rock was developing, Bowie would be in Berlin effectively crafting the beginnings of post-punk with Iggy Pop. It's hard not to understate the important of his Berlin albums. So why was he in Berlin? Well, Bowie was dealing with a cocaine addiction around the time of Station to Station, and was dealing with a great bit of backlash from the fascist elements of his "thin white duke" character. It's clear that Station to Station comes from a darker place of his psyche, but wielded in such a way that the music speaks for itself. Bowie transforms himself several times over his career, and this is probably the most striking one for me. Each song carries so much weight, there's not a second wasted on this record. Bowie would go on to claim that he does not remember making Station to Station. He would realize his cocaine use had spiraled out of control and decided to move to Europe to kick the habit. I think this album carries a big weight in Bowie's career, showing both the excellence and problems with his music and performance. I appreciate it deeply for being a standout art rock album. Absolutely worthy of praise.
Remains the Bowie album that I really should return to more but never do to a sufficient degree to really understand it. It has the right ratio of experimentation, with neither the tracklist nor any of the tracks feeling bloated. This may be the first time I heard it by itself, and not as the prelude to the Trilogy. Or maybe I'm crazy.
One day at David Bowie's house, Iggy Pop took a bunch of drugs and hallucinated that his girlfriend was being eaten by a TV, so naturally, Bowie turned it into a song. He was so coked out while making this album that he says he only has one memory of asking for a certain guitar riff, and nothing else. I think the lesson here is, if you're going to do drugs, you should either be as talented as David Bowie or have a friend with that level of talent that can turn your experience into a trippy song. Best track: TVC 15
Good. A little too 70s psych for me, but good.
Great long tracks
Fedt album, men noget dystert og eksperimentelt 3.5 stjerne
I should listen to Bowie more often. Good vibe, rock and rolling.
Great album, but not exactly my taste
Bowie is great but this was just good to me.
Decent album from Mr. Bowie.
Enjoyed it, quite a few Bowie songs that I hadn't heard before but thought it was good
Bowie is always good. Fun, dramatic, cool.
This album flies. And each song sounds like three songs
Superb. One of those where I know I should love Bowie, but I've never properly invested the time in him. Very much enjoyed this and will be exploring more.
thin white duke~ - C
50 minutes of spacey jam, and plenty of space for contemplation. Absolutely wonderful, if not a little unmemorable.
Was a bit distracted to hear this as a whole piece. But right from the intro it hit a few spots behind the ears and had me wagging my tail whenever I put it back on.
This album is a showcase to how bowie as an artist can redefine him self through his different personas(in this case the "thin white duke") and still maintain the quality of music. You can still find the soul and funk that bowie was known for but he shows a different side along with it. The title track shows this and though it's 10 mins long it doesn't feel that way. Delivering a great journey of sounds. This album also has possibly my favourite bowie song "golden years" and again showcases his funk influences. The haunting singing on "word on a wing" helps to further his "new sound" with this album. He also gives you a dancey disco-esque track with TVC15, though for me slows down a bit much for the last 2 songs("stay" and "wild is the wind" but both are still good tracks) Not regarded as the best of Bowie but still a fantastic album to experience.
Bom dms, pena que é curto
Always love me some Bowie.
Golden Years is on this album. Worth listening just for that alone
I thought I didn’t like Bowie. Maybe it’s just because I listened to this album without doing anything else at the same time, or maybe this album just hits better for me. Either way I enjoyed it
good one, short but good
Cobain can you hear The Spheres singing songs off Station to Station? Notations toast its fun funky sound, love it.
Pretty strong art rock from the thin white duke. 7/10, could be even crazier and left-field.
The the intro to Stay with the funky guitar riffs by Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar is probably the most scintillating minute I've ever heard. Bowie's Berlin era albums are some of my favs, and you can hear the Eno and Kraftwerk influences here. Station to Station, TVC15 and Wild is the Wind are brilliant, but one of my least favourite Bowie songs -Golden years is on here so its doesn't quite get a perfect score from me
Solid album from the Thin White Duke. The opening track, named after the title, was just over 10 minutes, but did include an intro mimicking a train station. Golden years is such a fun silly song and has always been one of my favorites and sounds like it influenced some of the new wave that followed like the Talking Heads. Overall I’d give the album a 9 out of 10.
This is very different from everything else that I already listened to from David Bowie. I prefer his more recent work, but it's very interesting to listen to this album.
Ruchira: it was expressive. And jolly.
Can you even go wrong with bowie? This is a testament to no
first Bowie album i've really enjoyed
It was obviously great, but it wasn't as good as his other stuff we have heard so far.
Jazzier and more danceable before Bowie hits his artistic peak with the Berlin trilogy of Low, 'Heroes', and Lodger.
Already an album I knew I liked and didn’t disappoint. It’s on the lower end of the good Bowie stuff, but that’s pretty good by most standards.
My cat, coincidently also named Bowie, ranks this as David Bowie's 5th best album. He is a cat of discernable taste.
I can't stop thinking about my girlfriend fucking other men.
Nada fan de Bowie, pero se me hizo bastante fácil de escuchar
Superfedt album, men ikke et af mine favorit-bowies
Me ha gustado mucho!
fuck yeah. banger. rating - 7.5/10; standout - golden years, s/t, tcv15
Always enjoy Bowie. Liked that he did a cover of Wild in the Wind, and of course Heroes
Beautiful-- so full of emotion and heart, making a powerful impression on the listener in feeling what Bowie is feeling. Best song is Wild is the Wind, for sure
Really enjoyed this album - loved Golden Years
-"Golden Years" is catchy, but that might be because he says "Golden Years" about 475 times -I've preferred "Earthling" from Bowie
Solid 4/5. The Title Track is the strongest imo. Timeless Classic.
Couple of good songs. Definitely would listen again but probably not going in the regular rotation
Slow beginning, solid beats, pretentious ending. Good background
Ascoltato distrattamente mentre studiavo. Però mi è piaciuto. Da riascoltare con più attenzione. Molto carina la prima. Le altre non mi sono entrate in testa.
Great to hear this again - just years ahead of its time. Love Wild is the Wind
Actually very good. It is consistently good throughout the album. Short album but doesn't feel rushed.
Can't go too far wrong with a Bowie album. Enjoyed this one
A swankier and stankier Bowie than I heard on Heroes, but Eno and Fripp’s hand in the matter is sorely missed for me.
Station to station and Stay are my faves. Pretty good.
This was one of the earliest Bowie albums that I bought after getting into his music through his 90s output. Back when I first bought it the album didn't hit me that strongly but as the years went by I fell in love with it. It has such an assortment of different things dong on here that you can almost feel the cocaine-fueled frenzy that was going on in his mind at the time. I didn't realize that Wild is the Wind was a cover (Thank you Aaron) and will have to check out Nina Simone's version too.
Outside of a few songs I could never stand Bowie's music. Not to say I don't respect him as a musician, just not my cup of tea. Golden Years still holds up. Word on a Wing is a pretty beautiful piece (even if I don't feel compelled to listen to it again). TVC15 is funky. Stay gets better the more you listen to it. Didn't change my view on Bowie but I give it a 4.
The last two Fridays we have been getting albums I own. That makes it easy… While this is not my favorite Bowie album, it’s quite good. It does have probably my least favorite song on it. Going to go through each track: Station To Station - the opening of this song is so menacing. I heard live versions first, check out the “Stage” version if you haven’t already. Adrian Belew is great in it. 5/5 Golden Years - is it wrong that I think of this like a b-side to “Fame?” It was released afterward and it has that same kind of funk for me. 5/5 Word On A Wing - eh. I always forget about this one, which doesn’t say much about it. 3/5 TVC15 - Ugh. I. HATE. This song. I remember hearing it on Live Aid, the “oh oh oh oh oh” were so grating. Transmission indeed. 0/5 Stay - Ah, NOW we’re cooking. I like the backup vocal in the high register. Very creepy. 4/5 Wild Is The Wind - I always felt this song was like a verse too long. I don’t know why. 4/5 Averaging those that’s right at 3.5. That’s at an ok to good. The one song really drags it down for me.
Definitely a classic. It's easy to see the complexity of the music and the layers of sounds that still stays within a rock genre but adding ecletic funk and style. Really easy to appreciate this album.
liked it a lot! like bowie in general
Thank you album generator. I needed this today. Bowie is one of my all time-favorites. Having recently reviewed Blackstar, it's great to get a chance to go back to one of his earlier records. I have not listened to many Bowie albums in their entirety. I've listened to some live albums and over time I've heard entire albums in pieces, but not all in one sitting. I like that he reinvents himself from project to project. The "Thin White Duke" moniker is so cool - I wonder if he proclaimed himself that or if it was given to him. Either way, the fact that he incorporates it in his music is great. I think Station to Station as a song is a really fun "ride," starting with the sound mixing and then just the musical ride straddling genres. Golden Years is such a great song!
Station to Station is a space-age-cocaine-fueled insight into the mind of Bowie at the time with the Thin White Duke persona that he adopted. There are some very odd references that Bowie attributes to the album including references to the stations of the Cross and the Kabbalah. As Bowie was so disconnected with the album as a whole he attributes it "as a piece of work by an entirely different person". Best: Station to Station Worst: Wild is the Wind
Bowie being Bowie. Excellent album some of the deeper tracks get a little artsy and esoteric for me. Overall enjoyable but not one of my favorites.
About time I got a Bowie album. Wasn't familiar with this one but enjoyed it after a few listens. Literally not one track which was unpleasant to listen to and particularly liked Station to Station and Wild Is The Wind.
Another great 70s Bowie album.
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The goblin king.
Hit or miss, Dačo never misses
Bowie. Šta reć? Čovjek koji po meni ima najviše odličnih albuma u povijesti glazbe, a samim time ovaj album spada u takove. Priča iza ovog albuma o tome kako se ne sjeća uopće radnje na ovom albumu mi je fascinantna. Sve u svemu odličan album, nije mi zasad u rangu sa Hunky Dory, Low, Ziggy... Ali nije daleko.
Well that was a thouroughly enjoyable listen Stand out track: Stay
got half way through but very sweet. Lots of interesting noises together on one album. First introduction to the Thin White Duke.
Danku Bowie, is genieten ⭐️
ik ben nooit een zeer grote bowie fan geweest, nooit de hype echt begrepen. Hier moet ik wel eerlijk zijn. Dit was goed. Beter dan andere albums imo. Hij heeft hits maar dit album vond ik all around goed.
Not naturally a Bowie fan but loved the electronica influences & story telling.
Sin ninguna canción icónica. Le voy a poner un 4 porque es Bowie...
Very funky and vibey. Favourites - Wild is the Wind, TVC15, 2nd half of station to station
3.7 - solid Bowie album without a lot of fat. “Golden Years” is one of my favorite songs of his.
I love it how Bowie just jerks around on the whole album, not bothered about format, styles and song lengths. He is free to be... an artist. He'd probably earned this right by the time Station to Station was released. Or maybe it was the drugs? The bass line on Golden Years could get a reaction out of a corpse. Love it how TVC15 was played at Live Aid.
Great album, from the opening sound effect to the closing crooning of Wild Is The Wind. Every time I play this I choose a different favourite, but this time it’s the funky Stay. Arguably one of Bowie’s more coherent albums in terms of a consistent tone throughout. Highly recommended.
I firstly must admit that I am a David Bowie fan. On first few times of listening to this album I was not sure, now I love it. The title track is amazing. It was typical of Bowie to go in a totally different direction with his music although he knew it may alienate some fans. Definitely worth listening to.
Only david bowie could make a 10 minute song that I would actually choose to listen to multiple times
Station To Station has some stand songs, but overall this isn't one of my favorite Bowie albums. 4/5 stars
28th January 2022 Listened in the shower then drove back to glos for the weekend. Zavid getting a bit more experimental and funky. 4.5 if I could.
Good album, which lead to a much greater period. But it’s also another cocaine record. (7/10) FT: Golden Years
Funky album! Haven't heard most of these tracks, really enjoyed it! One or two meh tracks, but overall strong!
Estupendo álbum muy bien producido y con canciones muy bien elaboradas. La voz, inconfundible
Cocaine is a hell of a drug 4
Never liked Bowie, the album is decent. The style is grateful deadish and there are some nice guitars and drums in Station to Station, Stay and Wild is the wind. 3.5
Отличный альбом, но к сожалению, не все нравится у Боуи
That was brilliant ! A straight up 4*
Really one of the best Bowie has released. After the soulful era came this Thin White Duke. 4.5*
Quite a unique album. Kind of an intersection of funk and krautrock? Like if you taught a robot the basics of funk, or something. A record that, on first surface listen, I enjoyed, but feel like I could listen to a few more times and dig further and further. Favorite tracks: "Golden Years", "Stay"
Quite the surprise. Great instrumentals but limited vocals on the initial tracks. Excellent soundtrack for Monday drive time
Love this! Especially Wild is the Wind!
Great, but short album! I particularly like his version of Wild is the Wind!
3rd Bowie Album so far, and this one is quite different than the others I listened to as they were both very early in his career. This is a bit more "traditional", some funk, some glam. Golden Years is a bop, Stay was awesome too. The others I enjoyed, overall a good album, 6 long songs in there and each having something unique to offer.
First time hearing this one and I'm glad I finally got the chance to check it out! Doesn't jump out at me as an immediate favorite of Bowie's, but I could see this growing on me. I will definitely come back to this one.
I love Bowie, but this is not my favorite era of him. I give 4 stars just because there are much better Bowie albums in my opinion. Of course it is great, too :)
A good surprise…. Complex but totally enjoyable
I'm not a huge Bowie head, so I was not too familiar with this album. Don't get me wrong, I love David Bowie, there's just a lot of catalogue in there. This album just kinda floats in and sits calmly for the first bit. Then it takes off from there. Nothing overwhelming, but makes for some great, engaging listening.
Not one of Bowie’s best albums, we’re it not for golden years then it would have been a bit mediocre, still worthy of a 4 as it’s Bowie
Good, but not my favourite Bowie album.
Very comfortable, but running a touch late.
Great album...I like Bowie when he does the longer tracks. 4 of the 6 tracks are classics. The other 2 are good..Love the grooves, production is good, reference and reverence to Kraftwerk.. it all fits together well even though DB was coked up through it all! 4.5
It's very transitional and very artsy in a way which the Berlin trilogy doesn't really approach. Those albums took the krautrock influences and made them more...commercial, I suppose? There's no "Heroes" on here, or even a "Sound and Vision". When I'm listening to the album I think it's great, but when it's over I find myself unable to remember a single note.
Closer to a 2.7
Standout Tracks: Stay, Wild Is the Wind
I liked it, Bowie is always a great listen to me because I never follow him closely but every project I listen to feels like a journey with his creative process, the good, the bad, the experimental
Any Bowie a solid 3
Very good song writing but not apreciated the vocal and instrumental
Just too short. And golden years is too much of a hit to feel like part of the album.
A classic album, not his best phase or best album.
1. Piano and guitar nice, eccentric instrumentation though. Bass tone is really nice. Vocals sound a bit out of place with the beat. The song gets better later on, guitar tone is nice and the piano is cool. 2. Guitars are nice, groovy beat with pretty cool chorus. Left ear guitar sounds really nice, psychedelic. 3. Piano is really nice, love the Rhodes synth in the left ear. Subdued role of the guitar is interesting, and the vocals sound pretty nice. Fading oohs during the break are a nice effect. Best instrumentation so far. Love the ending 1:30 part of the song. 4. Bass is pretty groovy all throughout, I like that its given room to shine in beginning by piano. Piano really works well in the song, and the guitar part is cool. Guitar groove during 'transition/transmission' is pretty cool. 5. Bass tone is nice, intro is pretty cool. Like the really crunchy guitar that joins later on. The chorus is really strong, and I like the strings that really add to the emotion Bowie expresses. The bongos are a nice touch. I do like how the bass shares the spotlight with the guitars. 6. The guitar is really nice on this, especially with the flanger. The bass is really nice too, and I do like how both guitars are about on even footing; neither gets more of the spotlight over the other. Not a fan of the delay on the vocals, but the sad tone of the song fits well with the flanger guitar. I do like how the song gets more intense about halfway in, you can really feel the strength of the emotion increase. I do like how a second acoustic guitar joins in in the last section of the song, I feel like it really does add to the overall sound of the track.
As much as I like David Bowie, this album started out a little weak. The last couple of songs were great tho, Stay is funky af, and Wild Is the Wind is classic Bowie.
Funky. Golden Years is such a bop.
Not my favorite Bowie album
Not my style. Should relisten to it
impressed i didn't actually recognise station to station - clearly not a greatest hits album entry :D
Inte den bästa Bowieskivan. Det finns en del fina låtar, men även några inte så bra. Bäst var Station to station, word on a wing och wild is the wind. Albumet får medelbetyg.
not my favorite still good
I could never really get into Bowie; I feel like you either get him and his music, or he's lost to you forever. I'm definitely in the latter category - I don't hate him or anything, but his music just does not speak to me. This album is some fine funky rock and roll with a sort of krautrock aesthetic to it, but that's about all it is to me - just "fine".
Enjoyed it, funky
Creia que no me gustaba bowie, parece que le voy cogiendo el punto. Album muy corto, solamente 6 temas
a. Starting off with a song that is the title of the album is bold. Making that song ten minutes long is even bolder. I’ll confess, I am not a huge Bowie fan. But this album has Golden Years which is one of my favorites of his since it is on the Knight’s Tale soundtrack. It’s one of the highlights of that movie where the entire cast dances to the song before the tournament, breaking the fourth wall. I’m sure David was proud of that when he was watching the film. Of course, I am writing this while the first song is still playing. Halfway done but that’s halfway closer to those Golden Years. I think one of the reasons that Bowie never really resonated with me is because it’s difficult to hear him on most songs. The music itself is louder than his voice and that is shown on this track. Golden Years! What a treat. I still don’t understand many of the lyrics (hard to hear him) in the song but I still sing along (sometimes even dance along wearing a full suit of armor). I’m enjoying Word on a Wing. There is a magic with David Bowie where you can have his music playing, not really hear what he is saying, but how he is saying it along with the actual music makes for great background music. It’s also wild that there are only six tracks on this album, not even 40 minutes long when compared to current day musicians trying to have multiple hours on their album. I wish I could hear him as he talks about TVC15, is that a new type of VCR or radio from back then? He was very ahead of his time so I wouldn’t put it past him to make predictions in his songs. Stay is interesting because when the song started, that is exactly what I wanted to do but as it went on I kind of wanted to Go. Wild is the Wind sounds a little bit like the rest of the songs but I hate wind in most of its forms so I totally agree that it is wild and hard to control. Is he ruminating on that presumption or telling it to someone? Either way, this was an enjoyable album that, even remastered, feels like the 70’s.
“Station to Station” by David Bowie (1976) Bowie’s work on this album features some well executed soundcrafting for 1976, but is easily dated. Nice musical variations, but lyrics are (once again) unrelentingly self absorbed, with clunky phrases and even a grammatical howler in the chorus of “Word on a Wing” (Can you spot it?). When he transitions to classic rock and funk strains, the arranging and recording lack the dynamism of his contemporaries, but it’s pleasant enough to listen to. I think the problem with Bowie’s singing is an excessive self confidence in his modest gifts. He seems to be unaware of how silly some of his (uniquely Bowie) vocal stylings sound. Maybe cocaine does that. Can someone with experience enlighten me? “Golden Years” is a fine track, chiefly because he finds an interesting groove and sticks with it. “Word on a Wing” is an interesting and even engaging hymnic reflection, but it lacks the convincing authenticity of the contemporary Keith Green and 2nd Chapter of Acts, or later artists such as Jars of Clay or Caedmon’s Call (or even Bob Dylan in his Christian ‘phase’). Still, this song is a refreshing inclusion. The rock strains in “Stay” are excellent, exemplifying the album’s general avoidance of idiosyncratic distractions—a definite plus. Overall, a good recording—one of Bowie’s better efforts (in my admittedly limited experience). 3/5
This is the first David Bowie album I've ever actually listened to. I've mainly just heard separate/single songs by Bowie and have loved him that way so it was interesting sitting through a whole album of his for once. After saying that, yeah I'm not a fan of this one. I'm sure I would like other David Bowie albums and listening to station to station, has inspired me to go through his whole discography to find that perfect album that I'll fall in love with. This album made me feel like I wasn't listening to Dr. Bowie, it might be blasphemy but it almost felt like an imposter album. That's all I'll say and please don't hurt my feelings.
Esta bien. Me ha gustado. Pero tampoco hay que fliparse.con Bowie
In my second tier of favorite Bowie albums. Starts off strong with Station to Station and Golden Years. A few flabby krautrocky moments in the middle, notably TVC15. Ends with some impressive vocal performances in the last couple of tracks. The lore around this album probably overhypes it.
Wild is the Wind. Bien, corto. No lo noté especial.
Przed tym poleceniem sadzilem, ze Bowiego mam przesluchanego calego, a jednak znalazl sie albumik z ktorego nie slyszalem praktycznie nic, tez albumik nagrywany w bizarnym czasie, bo najwiekszego ladowania po kablach i wegorzowania, to znaczy po mlodych amerykaninach i diamentowych psach, a przed berlinska trylogia, low, heroes i lodger, dodatkowo albumik jest dosc mocno powiazany lirycznie z filmem the man who fell to earth, ktory staruje bowiego, okladka jest wlasnie jednym z kadrow, jesli dzieje ziggyiego stardusta zostaly zakonczone, to musiala sie pojawic sie nowa persona, tym razem jest to the thin white duke, znany z milosci do dobr luksusowych, zaczesanych wloskow i bialego, przechodzac do materialu na plycie, 6 kawalkow 38 minuty grania z czego openingowy station to station ma 10 minut, klasycznie grany rock, ale ze wzgledu na kosmiczna liryke, to space rock rowniez pasuje, kawalki utrzymane w podobnym tempie, poza zamkykajacym wild is the wind, na plejke leci tytulowy track, golden years i TVC15, bo ten trak to hajlajt filmu, gdzie glowny bohatyr kosmiczny Bowie jako Thomas mial problemy z wdeczka oraz tv, a dlaczego 15, bo jako kosmita posiadal umiejetnosc ogladania xx kanalow jednoczesnie, metabolizm wodeczkowy rowniez zrobil swoje, film godny obejrzenia chocby dla takich scen, a co do mojej noty gwiazdkowej, nie jest dobrze, co prawda nie jest tez zle, mozna powiedziec, ze jest srednio
A bit short and one song was pretty bad.
Good because it's decent era Bowie, not terribly interesting.
Nu weet ik het wel hoor.
Saved Prior: None Saved Off Rip: None Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: A fine album, I can see why Bowie is such a big deal. Nothing was super catchy for me to latch on to after a couple listens, but a good album nonetheless.
This told me that I need to listen to more David Bowie. I enjoyed this a good bit but do think I could return to it and like it even more Liked: Word on a Wing, Wild Is the Wind
Not Bowie's best album but his signage moments of greatness are evident as always.
Liked his songs
You can tell David's life was in shambles and his addictions were at an all time high through out the entire album. The album is a stepping stone for the British post-punk scene. The highlight is "Golden Years"
Easy laid back listening, funky music styles
Fails to fully hit the mark but some nice numbers nonetheless
Cool aber nicht hymnisch
Gutes Album, aber Bowie irgendwie nicht so richtig meins
David Bowie no me gusta
Not a huge fan of David Bowie; this album is fine.
Erste Nummer und stay Ansonsten bin ich nicht so warm geworden damit
it's ... sort of rubbish? no, it's reasonably funky yknow and maybe i should pay attention to the lyrics... though he was off his face on drugs and being a fkn nazi so maybe not nina simone cover is SHITE and an INSULT
Not a big fan of this album. Bowie sings without much direction over good music which ruins it for the most part. That said, the music on Stay was good enough to make the playlist
Never understood why Bowie is so rated. Having listened to it I give it a 4 for the music and a 2 for the vocals.
Good album…never gotten into Bowie so it is good start…reading the wiki page is that he was high recording this and doesn’t remember it.
Golden Years is classic, hadn't heard the others but some good jams.
It's certainly not bad, but it's not something I'd likely listen to on repeat over and over either.
Why would you have a ten minute song where the first two minutes are devoid of anything? Couldn't it have been reduced to 8 minutes?
Not his best, but a pleasant listen.
This is not the Bowie album I was looking for (as in: not bad, but Bowie did release some utterly brilliant albums - just not this one)
Station to Station is the sound of an artist searching, exploring, reaching for the next thing. It takes guts, arrogance, or the unearned confidence brought on by significant chemical enhancement (ahem) to spend a producer's money when you go into the studio with nothing specific to say. One could speculate that Bowie knew this on some level--even the title Station to Station implies being between two destinations, with this album being about the journey. Bowie doesn't start from zero--he keeps some of the rhythmic techniques he picked up from soul music, but with the exception of Golden Years, his last word on the subject for a while, nothing here could reasonably be labeled blue eyed soul, though there is groove involved for sure. The title cut, a kind of mini-suite, flirts with prog and art rock, while glancing backwards at glam. Word on a Wing is a twisty ballad with Bowie's most impassioned/melodramatic by way of Anthony Newly vocals. He gives a similar treatment to Nina Simone's Wild is the Wind, with underwhelming results. Stay grooves beneath glam, with an overlay of rock guitar--it's an attempt at a fusion that doesn't quite gell, but it's interesting. The one cut that most clearly points to where Bowie was heading, and the high point of the album, is TVC15, which starts from a modest piano boogie and gets progressively more aggressive in its stylization from there. There's no doubt that Station to Station is an interesting album, and especially so for Bowie-philes, since its so obviously transitional and seat of the pants, but that doesn't mean its great. The price for making it up as you go along is you sacrifice the laser sharp focus of the Berlin trilogy or Hunky Dory. I'm actually inclined to give Station to Station a higher rating than it deserves, just out of gratitude for the masterpieces that came out of the process of making it, but screw that. I'm going to judge Station to Station in isolation, and that's that.
Niet mijn favoriete bowie album, maar blijft goed
Golden Years was good. Otherwise boring. But decent in the right mood. Just no hits or memorable parts.
not his best
Solid Bowie album, can't complain, but I don't think it's one of his best. Not for me anyway.
Not my favourite Bowie album, but the title track is amazing I think. I liked the albums after this that carried on with that style
I didn't really feel conected to the album
no killer songs but good arc
my least favorite offering from Bowie so far. Fine, but not my style and doesn't feel as interesting as other pieces. Maybe its just a taste thing, clearly it seems like it was a departure and exploring new ideas.
This was really pretty good, but not a huge standout or anything.
Nice listen, don't think it's his best album though. "Wild is the Wind" my favourite on the album.
Once again, David Bowie meets expectations. His voice is really interesting, but the music itself just seems... odd. I like it, but don't REALLY like it. This album gets another 3 stars.
Welcome to the sixth David Bowie album to be recommended. I'm approximately 1/4 of the way through the list so, ¿only 15 more to go? I liked two of the longer tracks the most ("Station to Station", "Stay"). I would skip "TVC 15" on a relisten... but probably would relisten to the album. "Golden Years" was the only track I knew from the album, and it probably got a lower individual score because I've heard it enough times already. I'm coming to the conclusion that, yes, David Bowie is talented, but I'm not his audience. It's possible that I've heard enough already.
Station To Station, and Golden Years, are enough to earn 3 stars. The other tracks were meh.
not really my favorite type of thing even if i really like david bowie. my favorite song from the album would probably be word on a wing. i think that i will listen to it more closely thanks to all the people loving it.
Reminded me of love lies bleeding by Elton John. Not a bad album.
one of bowie's better albums
Golden year is maybe my favorite Bowie song. Really enjoyed Stay that I had never heard before.
I listened to this album about a week ago and honestly don't remember very much about it. There were only a few songs, and Golden Years doesn't really do much for me, but if I hated the record I'd hopefully remember that, so I'll give it the old standby of 3.
I don't understand this list. Every other Bowie album from Space Oddity to Low is better than this. It's Bowie, so of course it's great, but really? Why this album? This is his worst album of the 1970s - it's down there with Pin-ups. Earl Slick's guitar heroics on Stay are the highlight of the album, but there are much better versions of Stay and Wild is the Wind on the BBC sessions box set. I saw him on the Station to Station tour at Earl's Court and it was not his best performance - it wasn't a good time for him. There are good, even great, tracks on this album, but as a whole it's hopeless.
Good. Not really my jam
Classic Bowie. I appreciate his work, although I've never been a huge fan. 3 stars.
Am so conflicted by this. On the one hand, I quite like it. On the other, I don't very much. It's the second Bowie album recommended by this list this week, and like Young Americans, I get the feeling that Bowie was entering into a world made by other people. With his earliest work, he went and did things nobody had done before. With this, it feels like he's latched on to something else. Listen-to-able, but again feels kinda derivative.
This is alright - not the biggest Bowie fan but can appreciate this album. 6/10.
Parece que o album começa como um convite pra imergir em algo novo. Com um ar misterioso, aos poucos vai agregando mais complexidade pra sonoridade. Achei divertido, mas não me prendeu tanto.
I'm not really a Bowie fan judging purely by his singles that I've heard on the radio to be honest but this was pretty good as a whole album.
Não consegui ouvir com muita atenção.
Never cared much for Bowie, but this was pretty good.
Bowie in his good period
It was ok but not particularly memorable
Is literally every single Bowie album on this list? The writers of this book must be huge fans. Why do I have to listen to THIS album when I should also listen to the vastly superior and vastly more influential Bowie albums like Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory? It's fine. The songs are listenable. Nothing particularly memorable or exciting. The best song was probably "Stay".
I’m not a massive Bowie fan even when he’s at his best, so this just seemed “fine” to me.
Non mi dispiace, ma non è nemmeno troppo interessante.
Nothing special but fine
Golden Years is perfection would listen to this on repeat instead of the whole album
Starts ICE, ends Thomas the Tank Engine
Pros: - It slaps! Great grooves on the intro song. - I put this on while doing some chores and it made the chores really really enjoyable. This is a great experience. - The repeatability of the choruses is very fun. - The grooves continue throughout. Very pleased with the grooves. Cons: Misc: - Lack of free time and general unfamiliarity with some albums on this list has stopped me from doing deep dives into the lyrics side. While I love writing about things like production and song structure, I really love getting into lyrics and concepts and I think Bowie is probably a really great lyricist that is hurting me a little to not have the time to dig through. Wah. - Looking at this album solved a mystery for me. One of my favorite bands, Okkervil River, has a song where they mention "TVC16" and I never knew what it meant. The lyricist has some great web-like lyrical themes and sometimes I will listen to one of their songs a few dozen times before actually looking at the lyrical connections because frankly it can be exhausting. In this song, called "Plus Ones", they mention some really specific themes from other bands songs that have numbers in them, and they add a "+1" to each. So they have lyrics like "100 luftballoons" instead of 99, "8 Chinese Brothers" instead of 7, like in the REM song, "51 ways to leave your lover" instead of 50 like Paul Simon wrote about. I feel silly looking at it now, but seeing a track titled TVC15 on this album made me finally turn my brain on and look at the Okkervil River lyric. Mystery Solved! It's pretty obvious now that I think of it.
So this album is the result of David Bowie doing so much cocaine that he can’t remember making it. Hmmmmm… The title track starts really kicks into gear about halfway through and maintains my interest afterward. I thoroughly enjoy the 1:00+ intro for Stay as well as it’s extended guitar outro. Golden years is so fun. The claps are a nice touch. I think this track highlights the best use of Bowie’s voice. He doesn’t have a classically good voice. However, Bowie knows how to change his delivery to make it effective. I don’t think Bowie always uses his voice well though. And when he doesn’t, it’s clear his voice is not “good”. Or maybe when his voice wasn’t “good,” it just means he had done too much cocaine before that take. 🤷♀️
The more I listened the more interested I got. I can't say this won me over totally, but it certainly engaged me enough that I think I'd like to go back and also begin exploring his discography. The story and the persona behind this are pretty interesting.
Pas le plus accessible des Bowie, mais personnellement j'aime.
My 2nd David Bowie album on this list and this one didn't connect as much with me. It's fine but it just didn't feel exceptional. Maybe I'm missing something with Bowie but I just haven't found that in yet.
A couple great songs and the rest is forgettable at best.
Oldie pop radio music cool drums sometimes horrible overdubbed vocals funky but bland 3/10
Not for me
Very overrated album. Golden years is not that good of a song.
I know people love him but this album was terribly boring.
None of the songs were crazy awesome.
didn't really stand out IMO
Listening to this album gives me anxiety. Musically very interesting tho obv
Ophouden met David Bowie nu!
Mwah, iets teveel Bowie de laatste tijd. Vond dit ook niet zo super eerlijk gezegd. Iets te wazig ofzo
2/5 not especially good tbh
Can’t fault some of the music but quite dull and Bowie’s voice doesn’t suit quite a lot of it - one great song from six
On the whole I just find the whole album utterly tedious and most of the songs irritating. Opening track is ok, as is Stay, but I mean this relative to the other songs rather than being songs I want to go back to. This just isn’t for me. I feel 2 is harsh but I will never put this album on again and thems the rules
Nice songs but doesn't really go anywhere. Best track word on a wing.
Second Bowie album for me from this list now and neither have done much for me, starting to think he probably ain't my bag. Best track: Golden Years
it was fine :/ idk i kinda don't get the hype around bowie, i might be cringe tho, that's likely. it sounds like he says dababy in golden years
I find Bowie to be overrated. I don't find this really all that enjoyable to listen to, it doesn't make me want to come back to it either. I'm sure I'm in the minority on this one.
Felt old listening to this. Music was enjoyable but nothing I would seek out
Unsure what to make of this one, there are flairs of the Bowie charm here and there but the tracks feel too disparate to form any kind of cohesive LP.
I do not like david bowie that much.
Meh, I do like some Bowie stuff but sometimes it feels a bit overrated. As though people like it just because its Bowie, not because of its own artistic merit. I also prefer the Nina Simone cover of wild is the wind..
Weird and lovely but I think it’d take more listens to really sink my teeth in. I think Bowie must have been in an off period for this. He seems a little unsatisfied with it himself.
6 canciones y 38 minutos. Un disco de Bowie desconocido para mí y del que ni siquiera había visto la portada alguna vez. "Golden years" es una gran canción y el disco en general suena muy bien y la sensación que he tenido es que un directo de esa época tenía que ser una pasada pero el disco en sí no es ninguna obra maestra.
curious & excited cause its my first bowie. a little afraid. took elvis costello to have me realize i like elvis better.
First time hearing this album. Besides Golden Years, I don't any of the other songs. I really like the Bowie albums that I know.... Since this is a new one for me it might take a few more listens to really enjoy. 2/5 for now. Standouts: Golden Years. Others:: Wild is the Wind.
No idea why of all the Bowie albums this one is featured on the list. This may be my least favorite of them all and offers little to nothing new or influential compared to other albums.
https://timeline.com/the-cocaine-fueled-fascist-who-almost-destroyed-david-bowie-46bf936e3035 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/rock-star-david-bowie/ "Station to Station" declares “the return of the Thin White Duke." But also, thankfully, the end of the Thin White Duke. My music education has many gaps, with the 70s being the biggest void. With the 1001, I am slowly filling in those gaps, and connecting the dots. The intertwined history of David Bowie and Iggy Pop, in particular, has been illuminating. And what I've learned about this period in Bowie's life and career has been... well... I'm glad he moved past the Thin White Duke. Inventing a character just as outlandish as Ziggy Stardust, albeit in a much more controversial direction, was certainly a choice. It's not a gimmick anyone could get away with in 2022. As far of the music goes, I like it only barely more than I like the Thin White Duke persona. Not saying much. Each song has a little bit of something that I dig, but it's drowned out by too much that's not for me. Bowie's impending return to Europe apparently also came with an interest in krautrock, and early signs of it show in the opener's extended intro which brought back unfortunate memories of Kraftwerk's "Autobahn." "Discussing his flirtations with fascism in a 1980 interview with NME, Bowie explained that Los Angeles was 'where it had all happened. The fucking place should be wiped off the face of the Earth. To be anything to do with rock and roll and go and live in Los Angeles is, I think, just heading for disaster. It really is.'" Well, I'm glad he got out, I guess? And glad he eventually shook the demons he took with him when he left.
Wasnt impressed, heavy background noise
I guess what I'd expect from David Bowie's quirkiness and style of music. Talking heads vibes (I'm not sure who came first - that's okay) Not really my thing either.
Just don't really get or like Bowie.