David Bowie

"Life on Mars"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

David Bowie ( D. Robert Jones) was born in London (Brixton) on January 8th, 1947. At age thirteen, inspired by the jazz of the West End, he picked up the saxophone and he was soon playing in various bands. In 1966, after changing his name to Bowie ( to avoid ) confusion with Davy Jones of the Monkees, he recorded 3 singles. In 1967 he had changed to Deram and for that label he recorded several more solo-singles
After spending several years in the late '60s as a mod and as an all-around music-hall entertainer, Bowie reinvented himself as a hippie singer/songwriter. Prior to his breakthrough in 1972, he recorded a proto-metal record and a pop/rock album, eventually redefining glam rock with his ambiguously sexy Ziggy Stardust persona. Ziggy made Bowie an international star. A musical change was seen with 1976's Station to Station. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Berlin, where he recorded more experimental electronic albums with Brian Eno.

Bowie has continued to record albums throughout the 1980�s up till today, but only few of his recent albums comes near the originality and excitement of his early 1970�s albums.



Discography 1967-77:


1. David Bowie - Deram 1967 (69?)

Tracks:
1. Uncle Arthur / 2. Sell Me a Coat / 3. Rubber Band / 4. Love You Till Tuesday / 5. There is a Happy Land / 6. We are Hungry Men / 7. When I Live My Dream / 8. Little Bombardier / 9. Silly Boy Blue / 10. Come and Buy My Toys / 11. Join the Gang / 12. She�s Got Medals / 13. Maid of Bond Street / 14. Please Mister Gravedigger
Rating : 3

2. Space Oddity - RCA 1969

Tracks:
1. Space Oddity / 2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed / 3. Don't Sit Down / 4. Letter To Hermione / 5. Cygnet Committee / 6. Janine / 7. An Occasional Dream / 8. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / 9. God Knows I'm Good / 10. Memory Of A Free Festival
Rating : 6

3. The Man Who Sold the World - RCA 1970

Tracks:
1. The Width Of A Circle / 2. All The Madmen / 3. Black Country Rock / 4. After All / 5. Running Gun Blues / 6. Saviour Machine / 7. She Shook Me Cold / 8. The Man Who Sold The World / 9. The Supermen / 10. Lightning Frightening / 11. Holy Holy / 12. Moonage Daydream / 13. Hang On To Yourself
Rating : 7

4. Hunky Dory - RCA 1971

Tracks:
1. Changes / 2. Oh! You Pretty Things / 3. Eight Line Poem / 4. Life On Mars/ 5. Kooks / 6. Quicksand / 7. Fill Your Heart / 8. Andy Warhol / 9. Song For Bob Dylan / 10. Queen Bitch / 11. The Beverly Brothers / 12. Bombers / 13. The Supermen (Alt.) / 14. Quicksand (Demo) / 15. The Bewlay Brothers (Alt.)
Rating : 8

5. Ziggy Stardust - RCA 1972

Tracks:
1. Five Years / 2. Soul Love / 3. Moonage Daydream / 4. Starman / 5. It Ain't Easy / 6. Lady Stardust / 7. Star / 8. Hang On To Yourself / 9. Ziggy Stardust / 10. Suffragette City / 11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide // 1. Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns version) / 2. Hang On To Yourself (Arnold Corns version) / 3. Lady Stardust (Demo) / 4. Ziggy Stardust (Demo) / 5. John, I'm Only Dancing / 6. Velvet Goldmine / 7. Holy Holy / 8. Amsterdam / 9. The Supermen / 10. Round And Round / 11. Sweet Head (Outtake) / 12. Moonage Daydream (Alan Moulder Mix)
Rating : 9

6. Aladdin Sane - RCA 1973

Tracks:
1. Watch That Man / 2. Aladdin Sane / 3. Drive In Saturday / 4. Panic In Detroit / 5. Cracked Actor / 6. Time / 7. The Prettiest Star / 8. Let's Spend The Night Together / 9. The Jean Genie / 10. Lady Grinning Soul // 1. John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version) / 2. The Jean Genie (Single ) / 3. Time (Single Edit) / 4. All The Young Dudes / 5. Changes (Live) / 6. The Supermen (Live) / 7. Life On Mars? (*) / 8. John, I'm Only Dancing / 9. The Jean Genie / 10. Drive In Saturday (*)
Rating : 7


7. Pin-Ups - Island 1974

Tracks: 1. Rosalyn / 2. Here Comes The Night / 3. I Wish You Would / 4. See Emily Play / 5. Everything's Alright / 6. I Can't Explain / 7. Friday On My Mind / 8. Sorrow / 9. Don't Bring Me Down / 10. Shapes Of Things / 11. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere / 12. Where Have All The Good Times Gone / 13. Growin' Up / 14. Port Of Amsterdam
Rating : 7

8. Diamond Dogs - RCA 1974


Tracks:
1. Future Legend / 2. Diamond Dogs / 3. Sweet Thing / 4. Candidate / 5. Sweet Thing (reprise) / 6. Rebel Rebel / 7. Rock 'n' Roll With Me / 8. We Are The Dead / 9. 1984 / 10. Big Brother / 11. Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family // 1. 1984/Dodo / 2. Rebel Rebel (U.S. Single) / 3. Dodo / 4. Growin' Up / 5. Alternative Candidate (demo for proposed '1984' musical) / 6. Diamond Dogs (Edit) / 7. Candidate (alt.) / 8. Rebel Rebel (2003)
Rating : 6

9. David Live - RCA 1974

Tracks:
1. 1984 / 2. Rebel Rebel / 3. Moonage Daydream / 4. Sweet Thing / 5. Changes / 6. Suffragette City / 7. Aladdin Sane / 8. All The Young Dudes / 9. Cracked Actor / 10. Rock 'N' Roll With Me / 11. Watch That Man // 1. Knock On Wood / 2. Diamond Dogs / 3. Big Brother / 4. Width Of A Circle / 5. Jean Genie / 6. Rock 'N' Suicide / 7. Band Intro / 8. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow / 9. Time
Rating : 7

10. Young Americans - RCA 1975

Tracks:
1. Young Americans / 2. Win / 3. Facination / 4. Right / 5. Somebody Up There Likes Me / 6. Across The Universe / 7. Can You Hear Me / 8. Fame / 9. Who Can I Be Now? / 10. It�s Gonna Be Me / 11. John I�m Only Dancing Again
Rating : 5

11. Station to Station - RCA 1976

Tracks:
1. Station To Station / 2. Golden Years / 3. Word On A Wing / 4. TVC15 / 5. Stay /6. Wild Is The Wind
Rating : 4

12. Low - RCA 1977

Tracks:
1. Speed Of Life / 2. Breaking Glass / 3. What In The World / 4. Sound And Vision / 5. Always Crashing In The Same Car / 6. Be My Wife / 7. A New Career In A New Town / 8. Warszawa / 9. Art Decade / 10. Weeping Wall / 11. Subterraneans
Rating : 3

13. Heroes - RCA 1978

Tracks:
1. Beauty And The Beast / 2. Joe The Lion / 3. Heroes / 4. Sons Of The Silent Age / 5. Blackout / 6. V-2 Schneider / 7. Sense Of Doubt / 8. Moss Garden / 9. Neukoln / 10. The Secret Life Of Arabia
Rating : 5

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on Rate Your Music - December 25 - 2005

1 Ziggy Stardust - 1972
5 Low - 1977
6 Hunky Dory - 1971
9 Station to Station - 1976
26 Heroes - 1978
40 Aladdin Sane - 1973
51 Diamond Dogs - 1974
57 The Man Who Sold the World - 1971
70 Lodger - 1979
98 Young Americans - 1975
106 Let�s Dance - 1983
129 Stage - 1978
142 David Bowie - 1967
146 Space Oddity - 1969
172 David Live - 1974
204 Pin-Ups - 1973
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Space Oddity ( Bowie ) Space Oddity
2. Unwashed and Slightly Dazed ( Bowie ) Space Oddity
3. Janine ( Bowie ) Space Oddity
4. The Man Who Sold the World ( Bowie ) The Man Who Sold the World
5. All The Madmen ( Bowie ) The Man Who Sold the World
6. Life on Mars ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
7. Queen Bitch ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
8. Kooks ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
9. Changes ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
10. Oh You Pretty Thing ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
11. Starman ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
12. Ziggy Stardust ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
13. Lady Stardust ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
14. Rock'n Roll Suicide ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
15. Soul Love ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
16. Five Years ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
17. Star ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust
18. Suffragette City ( Bowie ) Hunky Dory
19. John, I'm Only Dancing ( Bowie ) Ziggy Stardust*
20. The Jean Genie ( Bowie ) Alladin Sane
21. Watch That Man ( Bowie ) Alladin Sane
22. Drive in Saturday ( Bowie ) Alladin Sane
23. Panic in Detroit ( Bowie ) Alladin Sane
24. Rock�n Roll With Me ( Bowie ) Diamond Dogs
25. Rebel Rebel ( Bowie ) Diamond Dogs
26. 1984 ( Bowie ) Diamond Dogs
27. Fame ( Bowie/Lennon/Alomar ) Young Americans
28. Young Americans ( Bowie ) Young Americans
29. Heroes ( Bowie/Eno ) Heroes
30. I Can't Explain ( Townshend ) Pin-Ups
31. Sorrow (Feldman/Goldstein/Gottehrer) Pin-Ups
32. Where Have all the Good Times Gone (Davies) Pin-Ups

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