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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 21:56

    Dancing With The Street is okay for what it was, a throwaway track done for Live Aid, but when you consider it peaked at #7 in the US while songs like Changes, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Heroes, Ashes To Ashes and the sort didn't even go top 40 here, its a huge moment.

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 21:58

    Quote Originally Posted by NothingFails
    Dancing With The Street is okay for what it was, a throwaway track done for Live Aid, but when you consider it peaked at #7 in the US while songs like Changes, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Heroes, Ashes To Ashes and the sort didn't even go top 40 here, its a huge moment.
    I had no idea those tracks were such flops in the US!!!!!! Changes, Starman, Heroes & Ashes To Ashes were hits over here I think.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:01

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by NothingFails
    Dancing With The Street is okay for what it was, a throwaway track done for Live Aid, but when you consider it peaked at #7 in the US while songs like Changes, Starman, Rebel Rebel, Heroes, Ashes To Ashes and the sort didn't even go top 40 here, its a huge moment.
    I had no idea those tracks were such flops in the US!!!!!! Changes, Starman, Heroes & Ashes To Ashes were hits over here I think.
    Bowie was more or less a huge "cult artist" in the US in the 70's. He had a #1 with Fame, a top 10 with Golden Years and made the top 40 with Space Oddity and Young Americans but was more or less an album seller with very little single success. He didn't really have consistent success on the singles chart until the Let's Dance era.

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:03

    Well that is surprising! He was quite mainstream way back when, even my mum loved him so he must have been mainstream! The UK had good taste back then it seems. Have the US ever had good taste!?
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:06

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Well that is surprising! He was quite mainstream way back when, even my mum loved him so he must have been mainstream! The UK had good taste back then it seems. Have the US ever had good taste!?
    Bowie was seen as "weird" in America because of the whole Ziggy Stardust bisexual thing. Even though the irony was that Elton was the biggest star in America in the early/mid 70's and he was more flamboyant than Bowie ever was, but for some reason he wasn't seen as "threatening" as David was. Bowie didn't really get any major US success until he'd adopted a more conservative image in 75-76, but then he did Low and "got weird" and lost the US mainstream until 1983.

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:07

    Oh well it was their loss, mainstream is too good for artists who want to experiment, I respect him more for doing so.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:18

    True, I think Bowie's had the last laugh, I'm not sure if he still holds it, but I remember at one point only Paul McCartney was a richer living musician. I am sure he doesn't lose sleep at night because Warszawa didn't go to #1 in the US

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:20

    Quote Originally Posted by NothingFails
    True, I think Bowie's had the last laugh, I'm not sure if he still holds it, but I remember at one point only Paul McCartney was a richer living musician. I am sure he doesn't lose sleep at night because Warszawa didn't go to #1 in the US
    Exactly "Warszawa" >>> all US #1's.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:22

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Oh well it was their loss, mainstream is too good for artists who want to experiment, I respect him more for doing so.
    True tea

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:28

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    ^

    Yay a 2 page topic.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:30

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    ^

    Yay a 2 page topic.
    I did it mama!!!
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:35

    ^^^

    "Ladies don't answer such questions because gentlemen don't ask them" (q)
    I'm Forever Young

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:37

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    ^^^

    "Ladies don't answer such questions because gentlemen don't ask them" (q)
    I'm Forever Young
    Oh sorry you are right! LOL at that track! Well it doesn't matter, anyone who likes David is ok in my book.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:41

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    ^^^

    "Ladies don't answer such questions because gentlemen don't ask them" (q)
    I'm Forever Young
    Oh sorry you are right! LOL at that track! Well it doesn't matter, anyone who likes David is ok in my book.
    That's mutual

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 22:46

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    ^^^

    "Ladies don't answer such questions because gentlemen don't ask them" (q)
    I'm Forever Young
    Oh sorry you are right! LOL at that track! Well it doesn't matter, anyone who likes David is ok in my book.
    That's mutual
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:02

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe


    David Bowie - Buddha Of Suburbia

    Aww this is soo old-school
    It's a really good track!! The track Sex & The Church is really good as well, sounds a little bit like The Pet Shop Boys! I also really enjoy the instrumental tracks on this one, really very relaxing!
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:15

    ^^^
    I can imagine Sex & the Church being a bit of a shocker when it was released.
    A bit surprising to see Wiki listing it as rock. Sounds ambient, electronic to me. I wouldn't call it rock but that's what it is apparently.

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:17

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    ^^^
    I can imagine Sex & the Church being a bit of a shocker when it was released.
    A bit surprising to see Wiki listing it as rock. Sounds ambient, electronic. I wouldn't call it rock but that's what it is apparently.
    Well I don't see it as rock either but people are just no good at placing genres on music anywhere.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:20

    I wonder how many times he said the word sex
    I should get the album

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:23

    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    I wonder how many times he said the word sex
    I should get the album
    I might count...

    Yes, well I've not bought all of his albums just yet but "Outside" and "Lodger" are in my purchase queue and I'll probably end up getting this one as well.
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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:32

    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by JustForMe
    I wonder how many times he said the word sex
    I should get the album
    I might count...

    Yes, well I've not bought all of his albums just yet but "Outside" and "Lodger" are in my purchase queue and I'll probably end up getting this one as well.
    I'm going to listen to as many songs as I can and then choose the albums, Greatest Hits (if any) or separate ITunes.
    Quote Originally Posted by crazycrazy
    I also really enjoy the instrumental tracks on this one, really very relaxing!
    Right you are! They are

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    by Thu March 8th, 2012, 23:58

    Buddha Of Suburbia is quite underrated, it didn't even get a US release until after Outside came out.

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