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Inducted in: 1996
Inducted by: Madonna and David Byrne
First Eligible: 1993 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1993 (ranked #18) .
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The only cds I own of Bowie's are a greatest hits and "Let's Dance". I want to get familiar with his 70's body of work, develop a knowledge of his stuff. Anyone have recomendations on what order to follow, which one to get first, how to appreciate Bowie fully (Ziggy Stardust period vs other stages, etc)? I have heard that he had a phase where he worked with Brian Eno.
Posted by Blue on Monday, 01.21.08 @ 12:36pm
Start at the beginning and work your way through his genius. Hunky Dory is especially amazing, although Aladdin Sane is my favorite. His collaboration with Eno was basically a trilogy - Low. Heroes and Lodger. There is a lot of music (40 years worth) - enjoy it !
Posted by Dameon on Monday, 01.21.08 @ 16:52pm
"Young Americans" and "Station To Station" are good LP's to listen to. Bowie's so called Plastic soul. Keep in mind that Bowie has an Eclectic style. Rock, R&B, Pop, and Synth etc.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 12:42pm
"Low" is the best album in the Bowie/Eno trilogy.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 12:51pm
""Low" is the best album in the Bowie/Eno trilogy"
Posted by Blue on Tuesday, 01.22.08 @ 16:37pm
Bowie first appeared as David Jones and the Lower Third but had to change his name because of the popularity of the Monkees.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 07:17am
Excellent overview Dameon - thanks! I'm off to get Ziggy Stardust and Low. Young Americans is such a cool song, that'll be my third album.
Posted by Blue on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 08:09am
No prob! Bowie does have one of the better box sets out there.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 08:30am
"The Man Who Sold The World" is a near classic. This is Bowie's hardest rockin' album. If you like early 70's Rock/Metal. It's also one of his most overlooked. Electric all the way. Very little acoustics.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 11:10am
Good assessment. It is an overlooked album and it shouldn't be. I should have commented more on that recording.
Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.23.08 @ 12:46pm
...I still think that Bowie gets a bit overrated. I love his stuff, but some of his best albums seem to have some weak places. Just my opinion.
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 15:39pm
I remember when "Lets Dance" came out and hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan playing on it ("who on earth is that guitar player????"). The one thing about Bowie is he's not afraid to reinvent himself...who really knows what this guy is really like...lol!!! Once, on Saturday Night Live, I saw him performing wearing what looked like a women's business suit (complete with skirt!!!) and Klaus Nomi was singing back-up...it was hysterical!!!
Posted by Terry on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 20:43pm
Don't forget Diamond Dogs, Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing are my favourite Bowie songs and must be listened to together, cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap thing.
Posted by Bastard Squad on Monday, 11.24.08 @ 21:08pm
I just finished checking out some of the Youtube clips they have of Bowie from his Ziggy Days. if you get a chnace, check out the Moonage Daydream clip. Just f'n amazing! I remember seeing it live when I was a teen, but watching it again 30 years later and you have to once again acknowledge the genious that was Bowie and Ronson. And to think I have been chatting up Steve Perry and the BSB's and not talking about true greatness. What was I thinkinkg?
Posted by Blah-blah-blah on Monday, 01.5.09 @ 07:24am
The Spiders from Mars should have been inducted with Bowie.
Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 21:06pm
They were only with him for two albums, thats like inducting fripp with him.
Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 12.20.11 @ 16:39pm
RIP Spiders from Mars bassist Trevor Bolder.
Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 05.21.13 @ 18:41pm
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