MusicDish e-Journal - December 12, 2017
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Best of the Batch: David Bowie
Diamond Dogs-30th Anniversary 2CD Edition
By MuzikMan
(more articles from this author)
2004-08-01
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Artist: David Bowie
Title: Diamond Dogs-30th Anniversary 2CD Edition (1975/2004)
Genre: Rock
Label: EMI-http://www.emigroup.com
Website: www.davidbowie.com

Red mutant eyes gazed down on hunger city-no more big wheels-fleas the size of rats sucked on cats the size of rats…so went the immortal words of David Bowie circa 1975 on his album Diamond Dogs. His futuristic Orwellian album cover drew a lot of attention and so did the music. I think the cover is still shocking and ghastly to this day, although that is exactly what makes it so appealing to the darker rock ‘n’ roll side in many of us. Originally, the cover was airbrushed to cover the animal genitals, which was subsequently restored back to its original concept in the ‘90s and it remains so on this very special anniversary edition. Diamond Dogs-30th Anniversary 2CD Edition pays tribute to one of Bowie’s masterpieces of rock, in his own words-the closest thing to a rock musical he ever created. Bowie wanted to reinvent himself again, so the demise of Ziggy Stardust and the band was inevitable. The new faces Bowie would unveil became a common occurrence with every album he released. This time out he played most of the instruments on the recording proving his all-around talent to be one of the phenomena’s of the musical world. Previous albums featured different musicians, never allowing his audience to see all of his talents focused so well on one album. This album served as a revelation to me in 1975, when disco was becoming a force (argh!), I discovered Bowie with Ziggy Stardust and his music really took hold with this album. From that point forward I started to look at his previous releases. Now anything he puts out I buy without a second thought.

“Rebel Rebel” is one of his best songs; it broke him in U.S. in a big way. Filled with hooks and interesting lyrics regarding a cross-dressing rebel teenager that put his mother in a whirl, Bowie created a hero that youngsters found something in common with, whether they were a cross-dressing neurotic or not. Regardless of the characters’ aloofness, he was a juvenile success because of the non-conformity he stood for. It was not only the music that would stick to you like gum on the bottom of your shoe, it was the lyrics; they were risqué and so different, a polar opposite of what was ruling the airwaves of the day. In the descriptive, enlightening, and beautiful booklet that accompanies this set, the discussion revolves around the process Bowie went through while creating this masterstroke of rock ‘n’ roll decadence. Legend has it he was seen cutting up words and piecing them together for the lyrics. If that is true, it gives more evidence of the man’s outright genius as a writer, musician and performer.

The bonus disc is a bit of fun with yet more versions of “Rebel Rebel,” which seems to have at least six different ones that have come out since its inception, but good nevertheless. The 2003 version is also on his deluxe two-disc copy of Reality. “Candidate (Intimacy mix)” is interesting and as bold as Bowie ever was with many sexual intonations sprinkled about to catch your ears, so much so that it was a cut out not to be released for many years to come.

Much like its predecessor anniversary issue discs, you should not miss this great snapshot of one of the classic rock albums from the Thin White Duke.

Rating-9.5/10

Disc: 1

01. Future Legend (1:07)
02. Diamond Dogs (5:56)
03. Sweet Thing (3:38)
04. Candidate (2:40)
05. Sweet Thing (reprise) (2:32)
06. Rebel Rebel (4:30)
07. Rock 'n' Roll With Me (4:02)
08. We Are The Dead (4:54)
09. 1984 (3:27)
10. Big Brother (3:20)
11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2:04)

Disc: 2

1. 1984/Dodo (5:27)
2. Rebel Rebel (U.S. Single Version) (2:58)
3. Dodo (2:53)
4. Growin' Up (3:23)
5. Alternative Candidate (demo for proposed '1984' musical) (5:05)
6. Diamond Dogs (K-Tel "Best Of" Edit) (4:37)
7. Candidate (Intimacy mix) (2:57)
8. Rebel Rebel (2003) (3:10)


Home » Open Review » Best of the Batch: David Bowie
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=9648
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Open Review

» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"

» MusicDish Music Video Review: "CPR (Start Again)" by Metaract

» Rapper Produkt Releases Inspiring Music Video For His Single "Daddy Was A Dope Boy"

» Kylie Marcus Combines Of Funk And R&B With "Yellow Shirt"

» Searching For Sugar Man: Story Of A Forgotten Prodigy

Open Review Directory



» [2017-12-06] Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze At The Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017; Antikvariniai Kašpirovskio Dantys Competed With Bands From Belgium, Sweden, Armenia, Germany, Japan, South Africa, India, Norway, Poland, Italy And The UK As Well As China

» [2017-12-06] Live Entertainment Specialists Headliner Launch Premium Artist Booking Service; A Fully-managed Service That Simplifies The Process Of Booking Renowned Artists And Performers For Occasional Event Planners, Agencies And Brands

» [2017-11-27] Voice-Controlled Speakers & The Music We Listen Too; Music Is A Major Part Of The Way Amazon Echo And Google Home Owners Interact With Their Devices

» [2017-11-21] Nordic & British Musicians' Unions' Joint Statement On Sexism In The Music Industry; Discussions On The Issue Of Gender Inequality, Sexism And Sexual Harassment, The Scale Of Which Had Been Highlighted By The Recent #metoo Campaign

» [2017-11-13] Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist; Nearly A Quarter Of Those Named This Year Are Female, Proving That Music Production Is No Longer A Bastion For The Boys

» [2017-11-13] The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out; Sound Healthcare & Financial Announced The Formation Of A True Group Health Insurance Policy Plan For Musicians And Industry Professionals

» [2017-11-09] Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study; Will Artists Have An Easier Time Finding An Audience, Or Will Streaming Focus Global Attention On A Small Number Of Stars?

» [2017-11-09] Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt; Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties While Kobalt Launches Fund To Invest In Music Copyright

» [2017-11-08] Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes; ROLI Chief Creative Officer, Live Nation Sweden Managing Directors, Music Glue Global Head Of Business Development, BBR Music Group VP Of International, Warner/Chappell Music Spain Managing Director And Blue Night Director Of Music Clearance

» [2017-11-08] Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance; European Digital Music Companies Launch Of Digital Music Europe

» [2017-11-05] Pandora Subscriber Base Grows To Over 5 Million; Pandora Premium Paid Subscribers Cross The 1 Million Milestone In October 2017

» [2017-11-05] Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services; Engineers Billy Klein And Brian Frederick Spearhead New Online Mastering Effort Through OC Studio
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

"Mountain Songs" Music From The Heart Of The Mountains

Hybrid Studios Now Offering Online Disklavier Services

Roger D'Arcy Releases 'TUMBLING' From Latest Album HOUSE OF HEADS

Katie Garibaldi Releases Original And First Ever Holiday Album, Home Sweet Christmas

Dark Avenue Premiere "The Light" Music Video

A True Life Touching Song Wins Top Honors In The 22nd Annual USA Songwriting Competition

"I Wanna Be David Cassidy," New Tribute Song To Late Music Icon, Is Released



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships