MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL 2021: DAY 9: SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2021

My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 9: Saturday January 9, 2021

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  • DAVID BOWIE: DAVID BOWIE: 1967: 2 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: ITUNES: POP: Around this time every year I have been going through the Bowie catalog- [his birthday was yesterday and the 5th anniversary of his death is tomorrow}- the self-titled debut really doesn’t give you much of a hint that is still to come other than hearing his voice you recognized that is David Bowie. Mount Rushmore- “Uncle Arthur”, “Rubber Band”, “There Is A Happy Land” and “Love You Till Tuesday.”
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  • DAVID BOWIE: SPACE ODDITY: 1969: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: ITUNES: FOLK ROCK: Bowie’s second album features his first well known song the timely “Space Oddity.” The album is an improvement on the debut but he was a slow rising artist. Mount Rushmore: “Space Oddity”, “Letter To Hermione”, “Cygnet Committee”, and “Unwashed And Slightly Dazed.”
1971 British release
  • DAVID BOWIE: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD: 1970: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: The Bowie career over the first three albums- like going from crawling to walking and now jogging- with his 4th album Hunky Dory he’d be running. Mount Rushmore: “The Man Who Sold The World”, “Black Country Rock”, “The Width Of A Circle”, “All The Madmen.”
A photo of the Beatles – George, John, Ringo, and Paul
  • THE BEATLES: RUBBER SOUL: 1965: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: POP ROCK: It is hard to believe the changes in The Beatles music in just two years- that is all the time that elapsed from their second album With The Beatles to Rubber Soul. Mount Rushmore: “In My Life”, “Nowhere Man’, ‘Norwegian Wood” and “Drive My Car.”

4 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL 2021: DAY 9: SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2021

  1. Bowie was so good at reinventing himself, even way back then. Before his dabbling in Anthony Newley-esque folk and novelty tunes, he was a jazz man. I agree that the early album is not fabulous, but it does show us something important about how far he came.

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