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Blackstar....thoughts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kszLwBaC4Sw

Edited by Oopsdabassist

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Once again, very 'left field'. The video, more still than the music or lyrics, strikes me as being quite allegorical, and about as modern as current affairs. Timely, thought-provoking, but can the blind see that all is in the eye of the beholder..? On a lesser, more 'musical' note, excellent, imaginative, drumming. Top stuff; this lad will go far.

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[quote name='Dad3353' timestamp='1448047415' post='2912756']
Once again, very 'left field'. The video, more still than the music or lyrics, strikes me as being quite allegorical, and about as modern as current affairs. Timely, thought-provoking, but can the blind see that all is in the eye of the beholder..? On a lesser, more 'musical' note, excellent, imaginative, drumming. Top stuff; this lad will go far.
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agree with all that. Also he looks gorgeous for a near 70 year old geezer

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Love it. Been a really casual Bowie fan over the years but I've been learning a lot of basslines of his due to joining a Bowie covers band recently and I'm actually taking notice that he's got a new album out. Good job it sounds like it's going to be great if this is anything to go by.

We've got a gig next Friday and we're going to try and learn this for it!

Edited by GarethFlatlands

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Great track. Very interested to hear the album. He's got some excellent musicians playing on it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34866235

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Interesting but I don't think that drumming in the verses of the first half does anything for the song at all. I know it's supposed to be like that to make it more disconcerting and edgy but it's just too much. Otherwise I quite like it.

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I do think he shouldn't be doing hallucinogenic drugs at his age, or perhaps permanent damage has already been done

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Nice to know it's not just me then, a mate of mine linked it on FB and I just went WOW!
After his last album which was a bit meh, this is all I like in Bowie, off the wall, weird arrangements, still a hook to catch us all, and yet another WTF?? video.

God bless 'im I say!!

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I understand that he is a class act, and hugely popular with musos, and as much as I'm embarassed to admit it, I just don't like him. And what's worse, I don't really know why? I'm surrounded by people that preach the gospel, and have done for years. But there, I've said it so beat me up :D

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Loved it. Was a little disappointed that his last album wasn't more leftfield but this was impressively out there. Was cool watching the 'world premier' on Sky the other night. I was lucky enough to see Bowie live during his Outside tour, at a time when he once again was pushing the boundaries. Hope the new album is of a similar ambition.

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I stumbled across the video while testing my Kodi systems internet connection this morning and I was transfixed for the full 9 odd minutes, much better than his other recent stuff, the video was most disturbing, in a good way.

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Love it -he's back doing something that interests him, without pandering to the run of the mill "music scene". Good on him!

Edited by kevin_lindsay

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[quote name='oldslapper' timestamp='1448124855' post='2913207']
Bowie....dividing opion, illiciting strong(ish) feelings both ways....and most importantly, people are talking about him. Back to his best.
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+1

As a life-long Bowie fan, it's fantastic to see him still pushing boundaries, taking risks and staying true to his artistic intentions.. He's truly inspirational I think!

Thought the last album was a bit patchy in terms of song quality, but the first single from it - 'Where Are We Now' - was as good a Bowie song IMO as any from his really creative high point in the 70's.

Can't wait for the new album now.. :)

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True about him staying different, good on him. Actually quite liked the last album. Still reckon the best work he did since Let's Dance was Stella Street tho :P

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