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David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1971)

December 15, 2012

[Album 125/1001]

Hi there, Happy Saturday!

I’ve been reading Jian Ghomeshi’s 1982.  Very few pages go by without a David Bowie reference.  Further Bowie exploration quickly became inevitable.

Bowie is perhaps 2nd only to Bob Dylan when it comes to ‘singers that I love to attempt impressions of, much to the chagrin of those around me.’

I’m a fan.  So was Morrissey it appears: Sheila Take A Bow’s “Throw your homework onto the fire” lyric was likely a nod to Bowie’s Kooks.

Whereas I spend a great deal of energy complaining about the overrepresentation of some artists on this list, I have no problem whatsoever with this being the 2nd of 7 Bowie albums that I’ll be reviewing.  Especially if his other records turn out to be even half as strong as Hunky Dory, with songs approaching the outstanding-ness of Life On Mars.

To borrow the Jian sign-off, to be continued…

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