Mellen (absentmammoth) wrote,

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Englishmen going insane...

All right, so everybody was right about the Buddha of Suburbia album. It's bloody brilliant, just really great all around. Hearing a different version of Strangers When We Meet was pretty weird, but not in a bad way. The whole album is a prelude to the greatness that would be Outside, which I still like better than Buddha, despite what the critics say. I read the liner notes online, where Bowie says:

"A major chief obstacle to the evolution of music has been the almost redundant narrative form. To rely upon this old war-horse can only continue the spiral into British constraint of insularity. Maybe we could finally relegate the straightfoward narrative to the past."

Well, that explains where Outside came from, too. Let's hope he goes through another period like this on his next project.

Thanks again to Alex for the CD. I am, of course, going to have to try and find my own copy somewhere in this world (wide web). Stupid "out of print" crap.

Anybody still reading this who hasn't at least heard Sex and the Church best do so as soon as possible. That is all.

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    i'm not dead, just boring.

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