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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

David Bowie - Man Who Sold The World

Classic day can always be kind of tricky. Typically people think of just classic rock like The Beatles or Zeppelin - those types of acts. I've been trying really hard to come up with other not necessarily lesser known acts - but ones you might not think about on a daily basis. To me, no one fits that montra more than David Bowie. I honestly don't even know where to start with this guy. His career has done just about everything possible. Well, he was born in 1947 in London, England. He probably made his biggest splash in the music business with his glam rock alter ego - Ziggy Stardust. For those that maybe don't follow music that far back in time, Garth Brooks did something similar in the 90's. I think his thing was called Chris Gaines? I don't recall, a bigger country fan would have to correct me. Bowie started his first band at the age of 15 and played local type shows - wedding, anniversary parties - etc. When he broke out and did his solo stuff, he was a big psychedelic rock kind of act. People enjoyed it - but many say he just didn't hit the big times until the Stardust phase. This was Bowie's 3rd studio album and before the Stardust character was really born. It saw modest success in the UK - going just platinum. The only reason I really chose it, was to expose you to some early Bowie stuff, and show where Nirvana got a great acoustic cover from. The cover art of this album changed about half a dozen times over the years and based on market. All of them are pretty neat. I enjoy this album. It's different, and a fun change of pace from other classic acts. Give it a whirl today. Maybe you'll feel the same.

1. Width of a Circle, The
2. All the Madmen
3. Black Country Rock
4. After All
5. Running Gun Blues
6. Saviour Machine
7. She Shook Me Cold
8. Man Who Sold the World, The
9. Supermen, The

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. The Man Who Sold The World
2. Black Country Rock
3. She Shook Me Cold

3 out of 5 stars

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