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Hunky Dory (2015

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His lyrical concerns on the record range from the compulsive nature of artistic reinvention on " Changes", to occultism and Nietzschean philosophy on " Oh!

The song "Andy Warhol" is a tribute to American artist, producer, and director Andy Warhol, [19] who had inspired Bowie since the mid-1960s and was described by him as "one of the leaders" of "the media of the streets, street messages". On 8 June, the band recorded "Song for Bob Dylan", [16] although according to Pegg this version was scrapped and the released version was not recorded until 23 June. Furthermore I think anyone prepared to shell out for a vinyl copy will most likely be already familiar with it, or at the very least be well informed about it. It's] another vaguely anecdotal piece about my feelings about myself and my brother, or my other doppelgänger.

These qualities fold such wild cards as the tongue-in-cheek celebrity send-up 'Andy Warhol', the psychedelic folk of 'The Bewlay Brothers', and exuberant jam of 'Queen Bitch', the album's only overt rocker, neatly into the deck, making for the first of Bowie's truly indisputable masterpieces. Time chose it as part of their “100 best albums of all time” list in January 2010, with journalist Josh Tyrangiel praising Bowie’s “earthbound ambition to be a boho poet with prodigal style”. James Perone similarly describes the album as "a unique blend of folk, pop, glam, and progressive rock" that distinguished Bowie from other musicians at the time.

On the surface, such a wide range of styles and sounds would make an album incoherent, but Bowie's improved songwriting and determined sense of style instead made Hunky Dory a touchstone for reinterpreting pop's traditions into fresh, postmodern pop music. Also, over 3,000 people claim to have this but I imagine it's people mixing up other orange label UK versions. Pegg summarises the lyrics as Bowie "holding a mirror to his face" just as he is about to achieve stardom. I guess it provided me, for the first time in my life, with an actual audience – I mean, people actually coming up to me and saying, 'Good album, good songs. In 2004, Pitchfork ranked the album 80th on their list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1970s, one place above Ziggy Stardust.After Bolder was hired, the trio grouped at Haddon to rehearse some of Bowie's new material, such as the song " Andy Warhol". You Pretty Things", "Eight Line Poem", "Kooks", "Queen Bitch" and "Andy Warhol" had been recorded; the mixes of "Eight Line Poem" and "Kooks" on the promotional album differed from the final versions on Hunky Dory. Spitz states that "hunky-dory" is an English slang term that means everything is right in the world. Originally shot in monochrome, the image was recoloured by illustrator Terry Pastor, a partner at Covent Garden's recently initiated Main Artery design studio with George Underwood; Pastor later designed the cover and sleeve for Ziggy Stardust. The song was also unlike "Space Oddity" and its 1969 parent album, but rather "pure, unashamedly melodic, gleefully commercial, gorgeously mellifluous pop".

Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE, A DIVINE SYMMETRY, the vinyl companion to the 4CD/1 Blu-Ray box set, released in November 2022. Although Bowie normally waited to name his albums until the last possible moment, the title "Hunky Dory" was announced at the John Peel session.

You Pretty Things,” featuring Nietzsche-inspired sci-fi imagery and a jolting, glam-rock chorus that never gets old. In 2010, Time magazine chose it as one of the 100 best albums of all time, with journalist Josh Tyrangiel praising Bowie's "earthbound ambition to be a boho poet with prodigal style". Unlike the majority of the album's tracks, "Queen Bitch" is primarily driven by guitar rather than piano. You Pretty Things' builds like any great anthem does, and brings in one the album's odder themes; on occultism. I really need to turn up the volume at the start of the record and then by the time life of mars plays I need to turn it down as it peaks really high with some distortion and muffling.

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