Friday, September 19, 2008

Bowie is King

I know I've said it here before, but Bowie is the King.

I sent away for Best of Bowie and it has so many terrific songs on it...Moonage Daydream, Suffragette City, Ziggy Stardust, Let's Dance, I'm Afraid of Americans. It is a must-have.

Really, there's not many people who rank with Bowie. His lyrics, rhythm, collaborations, voice, strings, piano, goes on and on.

I never realized--all those years ago when I bought Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (on vinyl)--that I would be coming back to Bowie with a who new appreciation. He would be fantastic to work with.

In contrast, I also bought Talking Heads Greatest Hits and it sounds dated. Some of the songs are fun: "I gotta girlfriend who wears bows in her hair; and nothing is better than that...Is it?" That's fun stuff. Plus, it has a whole big bounce thing going on---but, really, it's not even in the same galaxy as Bowie.

I think that says it.


1 comment:

Ralph said...

Take me to the river....
Toss me in the water...

I heard an interesting comparison between Bowie and Madonna the other day, and on how both were able to reinvent themselves so successfully - not to take away from Bowie's musical talent...

Do you know what he's up these days?