David Bowie releases new single / new album to follow
Jan 8, 2013 at 12:32 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

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http://entertainment.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/08/16411168-david-bowie-returns-with-first-album-in-10-years-the-next-day?lite
 
Jan 8, 2013 at 8:29 PM Post #2 of 11

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Woof! That is bad.
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM Post #3 of 11

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I think you hit the nail on the head. If that's the single, I hate to think what the rest of the album is like.
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM Post #4 of 11

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I guess at least he isn't doing standards like Rod Stewart...
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 10:12 AM Post #5 of 11

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I think you hit the nail on the head. If that's the single, I hate to think what the rest of the album is like.

Tony Visconti (DB's long-time producer) said that this single was not indicative of the rest of the album; most of it is fairly rock n' roll.
 
I just think it's incredible that Bowie is doing anything. And the fact that he kept it a secret for nearly 2 years is just amazing in this day and age. Rock on, Mr. Jones.
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM Post #6 of 11

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We shall see very soon. Yes, I'm glad he's making an attempt, but that single, or the choice of making that the single, doesn't seem to be a positive sign at this point.
 
There are a slew of old guys putting out bad records, and then there are a few that still seem to be on top of their game. I'd cite Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits as two old guys who recently put out excellent records. I hope Bowie is able to do the same, but the fact that that song even made it out of the studio is not a good sign.
 
Jan 9, 2013 at 12:54 PM Post #8 of 11

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That video is dreadful too.
 
Jan 15, 2013 at 12:03 PM Post #10 of 11

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I really like David Bowie as a person and I confess I might be influenced by that, however I think this is a very strong song and the video is very strong as well.
 
The song is built around a clear and rather good idea which I like and it has a memorable tune.
 
The video is also very memorable, those odd little characters with the heads of Bowie and the woman are a very strong image.
 
Jan 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM Post #11 of 11

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Well, that was bland. Snooze. 
 

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