Ah David Bowie,
where do I start? As I write this, I’m still not sure which song from his amazing catalogue I am going to feature. One of my favourites is Diamond Dogs, a song I just love. But Baz Lurman did a great job bringing it back in his film Moulin Rouge and the very idea of me posting music videos on what is essentially a health and wellness site is to help you discover or rediscover music so this post would become a missed opportunity from that perspective!
David Bowie was game changer, prolific, confused (perhaps not?) on behalf of so many of his fans and always beating a path. He was born in 1947 and has released too many albums to count (not really but there are a lot!). His latest The Next Day, was released just last year. There is a terrific, informative and very long biography listing his achievements here on Wikipedia.
I love Changes (Hunky Dory), The Jene Genie (Aladdin Sane), Young Americans (Young Americans). For amazing videos, be sure to check out Sorrow (Pinups project) – an amazing video/art installation and Fashion (Scary Monsters). But there are so many others. Space Oddity is not one of my favourite Bowie tunes but its impossible not to appreciate the amazing and complex story told in under 4 minutes made all the more impressive when you consider he wrote it when he was 22 years old.
I feel guilty not mentioning more of his amazing catalogue but I am getting overwhelmed here let alone you. I will anyway. Oh! You Pretty Things (Hunky Dory) and the very funky Golden Years (Station to Station),
For yet another video worth watching, have a look at this one – Boys keep swinging, introduced to me by Maggie Alderson on her wonderful Style Notes blog. Maggie is a lady who knows what and who is cool and classy. She has had a long love of Bowie and talks about how ahead of his time he was considering this video was made in 1979.
So what is it? What is the featured video from this incredible music crusader who offers us too many options? The time has come for me to make a call and with shoulders doubled over with responsibility,
I have decided on Fame.
Mainly because I love Funk. It’s great for kitchen dancing. It’s from the 1975 album Young Americans and was co written by John Lennon. The video quality isn’t brilliant but it shows Bowie featured on a 1975 episode of the ‘Soul Train’ where he was one of the few white artists to ever appear. He moves so very well!
So this post has morphed into David Bowie 11 great songs and videos, a fence sitters delight!
And my wish for you? That you spend the rest of the day clicking links and watching Bowie videos just like I just have! Happy days!
Let me know in the comments what you come up with!