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12 Jan 2016, 3:56 pm

Bowie was pretty awesome. I re-watched the man who fell to earth the evening of his death, to celebrate his contribution to excellent Bowieness!


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12 Jan 2016, 3:57 pm

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I've been replaying my top five favourite Bowie songs...
1. Modern Love
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Changes
4. Young Americans
5. Blue Jean

So what other glam gods are left? Maybe Billy Idol?


Does Elton John count?



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12 Jan 2016, 4:07 pm

This is a link to a touching tribute,a version of Life On Mars played on an organ

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-35291320


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12 Jan 2016, 4:17 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Rockymntchris wrote:
I've been replaying my top five favourite Bowie songs...
1. Modern Love
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Changes
4. Young Americans
5. Blue Jean

So what other glam gods are left? Maybe Billy Idol?


Does Elton John count?

I think the flambuoyant Elton of the 1970's should certainly be considered,
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but I'm not so sure about the post-knighted version of this century.
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12 Jan 2016, 4:39 pm

As an actor as well, Bowie had had a small but pivotal role in The Prestige as Nikola Tesla, which I remember fondly.


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12 Jan 2016, 4:55 pm

A few of my many favorites that have not been mentioned much in all the retrospectives.



If I had to pick a favorite


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13 Jan 2016, 4:22 am

Rockymntchris wrote:
I've been replaying my top five favourite Bowie songs...
1. Modern Love
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Changes
4. Young Americans
5. Blue Jean

So what other glam gods are left? Maybe Billy Idol?

OMG, it suddenly hit me a work tonite that I totally forgot about the "Runt" Todd Rundgren!
Although he has a rather different sound, some of Rundgren's early fashion must have contained some Bowie influence.
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The good news is that Todd still seems to be going strong...

He has also toured with the gender-bending New York Dolls, a lesser known glam group that's still active since the 70's.
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29 Jan 2016, 7:04 am

Blackie Lawless was, for a very short while, part of the New York Dolls.

Todd Rungren is Liv Tyler's stepfather.


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29 Jan 2016, 6:36 pm

^Thanks for the rock trivia.
Here's a pic of Todd at his glam peak...
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10 Feb 2016, 4:38 pm

He's a true artist.



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06 Oct 2016, 5:23 am

I wasn't around for his most famous and prolific years :( , but I really enjoy his music (especially Ziggy-era). I also saw Labyrinth when I was younger; it was strange but I liked it. So RIP Starman.


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06 Oct 2016, 10:48 pm

Subterraneans is something else, one of my favourite tracks of all time, such profound sorrow bleeding through, I think it's about the feeling he was tapping into from east berlin.


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07 Oct 2016, 4:22 am

Comparing Ziggy Stardust to Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar tour its obvious where he got alot of his ideas. im not knocking Manson, im a big fan, just interesting to see the influence.