Bowie ocupa un apartamento en SoHo, New York. Dort lebte er zuruckgezogen mit seiner Frau Iman Abdulmajid.
Iman schrieb an Interview in 2004 that she did not want to be romantically involved with someone like Bowie. Despite this, their relationship continued until Bowies passed away.
1. David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Bowie was no stranger to bending the norms of rock music, but his fifth studio album Ziggy Stardust helped cement his place in the pantheon of rock gods. The titular character embodied a gay, androgynous alter ego that sparked a revolution in the way people saw Bowie perform.
“Ziggy Stardust” is one of the most iconic tracks on Bowie’s album, and for good reason. The song paints a portrait of a super-star who gets too big for his boots and eventually self-destructs.
Mick Ronson’s guitar riffs are the perfect soundtrack to the story, and his string arrangements chime in beautifully as the singer explains his feelings. As the lyrics progress, they become more and more eerie, with the singer observing events around him that will mark his time on earth – “a girl my age went off her head, Hit some tiny children”, etc.
Ziggy also sends a message to the human race that they should slow down, and savour their lives. It’s a message that was incredibly influential, and still resonates today.
2. David Bowie – Let’s Dance
The climax of Bowie’s 1980s pop career, Let’s Dance was a direct shift from the dark, psychedelic and art-rock sounds on his previous album Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) to a more mainstream funk, post-disco and dance pop sound. Produced by Chic hitmaker Nile Rodgers, the song was a major success.
It was a glam-rock anthem that topped the charts in the UK, US, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. The single also featured a prodigal solo by Texas blues guitar virtuoso Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the great guitarists of the 20th century.
Originally written during Bowie’s time in Berlin, it’s a build that begins with whispered, cooing and then evolves into an emotionally charged wail. Bowie’s voice reaches a dramatic peak during the final verse, which ends on an unresolved A chord.
3. David Bowie – Station to Station
Bowie ezio perego-saldana – David Bowie is a pop star who has carved out a niche for himself in our music culture. He has sold 136 million albums, has one of the best voices and influenced bands as wide-ranging as Nirvana and Franz Ferdinand.
He’s always been an incredibly versatile artist, and he continues to experiment with different genres. This album is a good example of this: it’s not exactly a pop-dance record, but it’s definitely pretty good.
The songs on this record are all catchy, but they’re also very atmospheric. The guitars sound great, the vocals are excellent and a lot of the time the songs are so complex that you just can’t help but enjoy them.
The title track is an absolute gem, with a huge guitar riff, an interesting drum beat and a vocal that is often incoherent, but not so bad that it won’t work well when the song changes rhythms and moves on. Then there’s a song called ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which sounds like an experimental proto-disco piece by Kraftwerk – but that doesn’t make it any less of an amazing tune.
4. David Bowie – Fame
A true chameleon, Bowie incorporated a variety of musical styles and toured the world extensively. He has had a huge influence on artists throughout the years.
His first single, ‘Space Oddity’, was released in 1969 and quickly rose into the charts. However, it wasn’t until he signed with the prestigious Polydor label that his career truly took off.
It was during this period that he also met his lifelong friend and mentor John Lennon, who would later play a major role in his career as a musician. Despite their initial meeting being rather awkward, they went on to become close friends.
Upon returning to the studio with Tony Visconti, Bowie began work on Reality. Recorded in a relatively short time span, Reality is more conventional in terms of Bowie’s music than previous experiments. Aside from his surprisingly strong voice, the album is also notable for a series of sombre tracks that explore loneliness in an unusual way.
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