oooohhhh.... TOUGH! Not for me.
oooohhhh.... TOUGH! Not for me. well...
oooohhhh.... TOUGH! Not for me. well... Both are great but Bowie wishes he was Bolan.
cosign, t.rex was and is unstoppable... to bad mark's mini cooper wasn't.
Anybody know the real story about how Steve Took died? I heard dude choked on a cherry in his cocktail. Either that or was eaten by a dragon...it's one of the two.
Either that or was eaten by a dragon...it's one of the two.
died of asphyxiation after inhaling a cocktail cherry.
Either that or was eaten by a dragon...it's one of the two. for real where is that wizard rock graemlin when i need it
Vetiver[/url] really excellent stuff.i find Bolan to have a freshness that can be a little lackin in the majority of bowies work. but it could also be the Bowie aims for a much LARGER vibe than Bolan. that said Bowie when he's in the zone is a force to behold. Low in particular is just absolutely goose bumpy PERFECT.
I gotta go, with Bolan, only had to think about it for a second...the 70s aside...all you have to do is look at both artists' early work to see who was more talented and had more vison...Bolan's early decca singles "The Wizard", "The Third Degree" and such show he was already into his own thing, even though he was wearing Dylan on his sleeve(a bazillion others were also) it still had an originality that Bowie never had. The early Bowie sides like "Laughing Gnome" and his other stuff from that era sucks ass. Its terrible. Bowie is a genius when it comes to taking best parts of other's people style and making great song out of them...ie "Queen Bitch" is the greatest song Lou Reed never wrote, that in itself is a talent...but if you are looking at the bottom line...Bolan is more talented and more original.
this is my favorite bowie album
but low and hunky dory are my favorite.
Look, I'm as big a Bolan worshipper as any of you, BUT... if you read the recent Mojo ish with Louie Reed on the cover it puts all this stuff into proper context in a way it hasn't been presented to me before, including plenty of quotes from the folks who were there... yes, Bowie was influenced by Bolan. BUT Bolan was increasingly strung-out, egomaniacal, and paranoid at that point and he basically became a one-trick pony... due to his incessant need to further his celebrity and keep his name on the charts he wouldn't ever innovate and develop further as an artist after he discovered his "sound". Visconti was producing both of them, worked closely with both of them, and helped shape the sound (to great effect) of both of their works at the time... he kept encouraging Bolan to take things a step further and work out a concept album but dude couldn't focus enough. Bowie dropped ZIGGY STARDUST and it really was all over in that moment.All in all Bolanmania was rabidly out of control for about a year-and-a-half, while dude's rock period was at its peak... things petered out quickly after that, and though he always had a presence he was never considered godly again. Don't forget that although he's basically unknown in the States he was pretty much THAT DUDE for long enough in the UK that his rep there is huge (I mean c'mon, you seen 20+ volumes of unreleased material released for ANY artist in the US???)Bolan's body of work is incredible, no doubt. But Marc would not have had the vision to hook up with Eno for one thing, which produced some of Bowie's best output. And Bowie's evershifting persona covers a good deal of ground, he basically documented every form of rock from the mid-60s to early-80s and he did most with class. Marc could not have accomplished this. All I'm saying is don't try to underestimate Bowie just because he's so well known and respected here...