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Back to Bowie

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I’ve had a few moments recently where a song I had not heard in ages comes on the radio, or on a TV show, pops on and suddenly stirs this massive desire to go back in time.

It could be a song from that band that slowly faded away, or those embarrassing and shameful one-hit wonders (it’s okay, Milli Vanilli fans).

I saw this video recently of a child crying out to his parents to put a certain musical figure (I’d skim through it bit by bit to save you hearing the ear-wrenching cries he manages to pull).

When I saw this kid cry out, it reminded me of the very same moment where I just needed to go back and listen to more David Bowie.

"No no no! I seriously love your music Dave!"

Regardless of who it is, it becomes a secret goal inside to seek as much of that artist as possible, and try to rekindle that passion you once had.

Granted I wasn’t in tears, I began asking everyone I knew if they had any old Bowie records. From memory I was infatuated by his music, and seeing Labyrinth not too long ago fuelled the mission even more (though anyone trying to pull off the tights look like that is incomprehensible).

I had managed to nab a copy of ‘Best of Bowie’ and was over the moon.

But then I discovered something horrific – I wasn’t in the mood for it. All of that seeking and scrounging around, and after finally getting a copy I was exhausted.

What happened after? I grabbed my favourites and threw them on my music player, leaving the other 12 tracks to stay dormant on the compact disc on my wall.

There’s a DVD just recently announced that’s containing a lot of rare and unseen footage over five decades of Bowie, so I WILL be getting that.

I’m a disgrace sometimes. Have you ever searched so hard for a band or musician, and ended up falling flat from the excitement you expected?

I really do like David Bowie. He’s in Labyrinth!


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Oasis Are Definitely (Maybe) Best British Band Ever

Monday, February 18th, 2008

The Gallagher brothers have demonstrated their place in music lovers’ hearts by securing first and second places in a new chart of the best British albums. Oasis polled more than 3 times more votes than any other band or singer.
Fans voted the Manchester group’s first two LPs ahead of established classics by The Beatles, The Clash and The Stone Roses.

1994 debut, Definitely Maybe, came top in the poll by music magazine Q to find the 50 "Best Ever British Albums". It was followed  at #2 by (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?. Incidentally their old friends Blur only managed one album in the top 50 with Parklife at #25.
Now, I have no problem with most of these choices… but Keane have 2 albums in the top 20. Alright.. so who do you think is missing or over rated? Let the arguments commence!

Oasis_definitely_maybe1. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
2. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
3. OK Computer – Radiohead
4. Revolver – The Beatles
5. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
6. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
7. London Calling – The Clash
8. Under The Iron Sea – Keane
9. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
Beatles_sgt_pepper_lonely_hearts_cl10. Urban Hymns – The Verve
11. The Bends – Radiohead
12. Abbey Road – The Beatles
13. Hopes And Fears – Keane
14. Don’t Believe The Truth – Oasis
15. Violator – Depeche Mode
16. The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths
17. A Night At The Opera – Queen
18. Whatever People Say I Am – Arctic Monkeys
19. The White Album – The Beatles
Sex_pistols_never_mind_the_bollocks20. Never Mind The B******s – Sex Pistols
21. Rubber Soul – The Beatles
22. Be Here Now – Oasis
23. Absolution – Muse
24. Rio – Duran Duran
25. Parklife – Blur
26. A Rush Of Blood To The Head – Coldplay
27. The Holy Bible – Manic Street Preachers
28. Origin Of Symmetry – Muse
29. IV – Led Zeppelin
Muse_black_holes_and_revelations30. The Wall – Pink Floyd
31. Up The Bracket – The Libertines
32. X&Y – Coldplay
33. Who’s Next – The Who
34. Black Holes And Revelations – Muse
35. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse (only female artist on the list!)
36. Songs Of Faith And Devotion – Depeche Mode
37. Word Gets Around – Stereophonics
38. The Fat Of The Land – Prodigy
39. Different Class – Pulp
4David_bowie_the_rise_and_fall_of_zi0. In Rainbows – Radiohead
41. Hunky Dory – David Bowie
42. Favourite Worst Nightmare – Arctic Monkeys
43. Everything Must Go – Manic Street Preachers
44. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
45. Behaviour – Pet Shop Boys
46. Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie (my desert island disc – educate yourself!)
47. Parachutes – Coldplay
48. Exile On Main Street – Rolling Stones
49. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
50. Let It Bleed – Rolling Stones