Most jarring/surprising/interesting Bowie transistion?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lyedecker, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

  1. Jack Lord

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    Makes two of us.
     
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  2. sekaer

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    Huh, never thought of that but you're totally right...StS is like a super-fueled, stadium friendly version of YA now that you mention it!
     
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  3. sekaer

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    It's called "the 80s"--you had to be there :nauga:
     
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  4. Jack Lord

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    I was, front and center. Explains why my opinion is so strong. ;)
     
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  5. Lyedecker

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    so that's why Hermione dumped him
     
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  6. Rne

    Rne Tangled up in blue

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    I don't know whether that is his most surprising transition, but I can tell you it's my favorite one.
     
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  7. Ignatius

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    Sorry, I guess it wasn't "jarring" in the traditional sense. But I remember when "TVC15" hit FM radio and I couldn't believe it. Classic album all the way through.
     
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  8. bvb1123

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    Station To Station might hint or allude to future music he would produce but the jump from that album, with its single Golden Years to Low with Eno always struck me as a huge jump.
     
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  9. footprintsinthesand

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    Around the mid 70's no transition came as a real surprise, it had become the rule.

    Truly shocking, apart from ★ would be his transition from Vic to Screaming Lord Byron.

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  10. Purple Jim

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    I see Young Americans as being the sort of blueprint for the masterful, more mature Station To Station.
     
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  11. Lyedecker

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    I'd rank YA equal to Station if it had a slightly different tracklist, particularly if Across The Universe and Fame were omitted. They should have been released as a standalone single. Any of the YA outtakes would have better fit the vibe and flow of the album.
     
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  12. Purple Jim

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    I'd agree as far as "Across The Universe" is concerned but not "Fame" which is the strongest cut on the album for me. At thet time it was such a monster. A revelation.
    I'm not bonkers on the outtakes either and the presence of any of them wouldn't be enough to boost YA enough to attain the heights of STS with its powerful title track, "Stay", "Golden Years, "Wild Is The Wind",...
     
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  13. onlyconnect

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    The Philips self-titled album to The Man Who Sold the World is a pretty big leap. From folkie to almost heavy metal.

    Tim
     
  14. Lyedecker

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    Yes! When I listened to his stuff in chronological order this was one of the more interesting, jarring transitions. On my playlist, Width of a Circle came right after Conversation Piece. Quite a shift in gears.
     
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