How would you rate "Diamond Dogs" (1974) by David Bowie?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Haristar, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I bought his Obscure Records, Gavin Bryers/ Eno's music for films, other stuff last album I thought was half decent was Before And After Science but I didn't buy it. Only seen him live once that was in 1974, but bumped into him a couple of times.
     
  2. California Couple

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    For every time I play side 1 of Low and Heroes I have played their second sides about 20 times more.
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Just goes to show you then
     
  4. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

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    "Warszawa" is the only real Eno track on "Low". So if you don't like Side 2, blame Bowie himself. Also, you're wrong. ;)
     
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Maybe that's the one that sounds like Neil Innes.
     
  6. Vangro

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    Not much, to be honest :D
     
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    How sweet.:laugh:
     
  8. California Couple

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    I do not doubt that. At that time in America, Bowie was known as the British Alice Cooper. So I am sure he was very aware of what Alice was putting out. The theatrics of the Cooper Billionaire shows cropped up in Bowies shows around this time.

    I think David was looking for an older audience thopugh, which is why he stayed away from the dentist. Young kids HATE dentist.
     
  9. lordfalconer

    lordfalconer Well-Known Member

    Just a couple of hundred times (ie: any time I spin the album)

    I believe Alice was no dentist fan if Unfinished Sweet was to be believed.
     
  10. Vangro

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    I don't really see Bowie writing a song about a trip to the dentist somehow.
     
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Trip in a Gemini Spaceship, perhaps. :)
     
  12. BurtThomasWard

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    I thought that you concluded that only the silence between the tracks was any good. As such I didn't really see that as a question about what I liked about the record, more you stating your musical superiority. And I'm sorry to disappoint but I did not log in to reply in this thread.

    Sorry :D
     
  13. karmaman

    karmaman Forum Resident

    and to think there are people here who don't use the ignore option.
     
  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Was this ever intended to be a double album ?
     
  15. aerostace

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    At first I didn't care for Diamond Dogs very much, but I've grown to appreciate it and it's probably a top 5 Bowie album for me now.
     
  16. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    "Pretty great, worth recommendin"

    Tempted to go with "true classic" but decided to save that for the toppity-top.

    Still, I love the album!
     
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  17. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    He didn't write that. It's a cover. Now go listen to side two of Low again.

    D.D.
     
  18. Dhreview16

    Dhreview16 Forum Resident

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    Good not great. Essential of course for big Bowie fans.
     
  19. Somerset Scholar

    Somerset Scholar Forum Resident

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    I wasn't expecting that much when I first heard this at University many, many years ago. However, it struck me quite deeply and whilst the accepted critical standing was somewhat lower than Zigggy, I enjoyed this just as much (possibly more). The introduction works really well in setting a mood, something that makes listening to this album in its whole, essential. It's a great journey into the creative mind of Bowie.
     
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  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    He does his fair share of covers.
     
  21. California Couple

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    After listening to "I've Been Waiting For You" a few dozen times I was surprised to find out it was a cover. Being so gray and moody, it fits so well on 'Heathen'.

    Same with "Criminal World". I must have heard that a hundred times before I realized he copied it.
     
  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Too be honest I don't like any of his covers even tbe Beatles one,but tbe Neil Young song is something special excellent rendition from Bowie.
     
  23. California Couple

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    I never heard the original and do not want to. Do not want to spoil the mood.
     
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  24. California Couple

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    You do not like "Kingdom Come" from Scary Monsters? That is another that I originally thought was Bowie's.
     
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Well when you buy the albums when they come out you notice these things.
     

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