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#1 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

For the love of God, can't he just give it a rest

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hasn't he just given it quite a long rest?
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hasn't he just given it quite a long rest?


not long enough no
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

Why? If he has still got something to give, and people still want to listen to his work (and judging by the positive reaction to his new 'single' they still do), then he should carry on.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Why? If he has still got something to give, and people still want to listen to his work (and judging by the positive reaction to his new 'single' they still do), then he should carry on.

Well let him inflict himself on 'them' via any other medium than a public one.

In the OED it should have an entry for overrated which says David Bowie.

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#6 Northern Sol

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Never saw what all the fuss is about. Glad it's not just me that thinks him hugely over-rated.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

Padge and Norther Sol bring some sanity into this world - THANK YOU!!
Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

ghastly poser

with nothing to say, and what he does say is ####

it was downhill all the way after laughing gnome
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#9 Wolford6

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

A musical innovator and trendsetter par excellence. He admittedly drew on the founding influences of the Velvet underground and the Detroit rock scene but developed a persona and music catalogue that was a major influence on thousands of young kids' musical tastes. His influence cannot be denied, whatever your personal opinion of his output.

For a ten year period he was brilliant. Every new album was keenly awaited by fans across a wide range-band. His post-nineties stuff is less relevant but, by the same retrospective appraisal, so is that of the Stones, McCartney, Clapton etc ... but loads of people still want to listen to it.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:05 AM

A musical innovator and trendsetter par excellence. He admittedly drew on the founding influences of the Velvet underground and the Detroit rock scene but developed a persona and music catalogue that was a major influence on thousands of young kids' musical tastes. His influence cannot be denied, whatever your personal opinion of his output.

For a ten year period he was brilliant. Every new album was keenly awaited by fans across a wide range-band. His post-nineties stuff is less relevant but, by the same retrospective appraisal, so is that of the Stones, McCartney, Clapton etc ... but loads of people still want to listen to it.


he wasn't a 'trendsetter', he latched onto whatever was cool and 'arty' and took it from there. This went right back to The League Of Long men in the mid sixties, to getting involved with mime later in the decade. How was he 'relevant' in the first place? What was he relevant to?

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#11 Northern Sol

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

A musical innovator and trendsetter par excellence. He admittedly drew on the founding influences of the Velvet underground and the Detroit rock scene but developed a persona and music catalogue that was a major influence on thousands of young kids' musical tastes. His influence cannot be denied, whatever your personal opinion of his output.

For a ten year period he was brilliant. Every new album was keenly awaited by fans across a wide range-band. His post-nineties stuff is less relevant but, by the same retrospective appraisal, so is that of the Stones, McCartney, Clapton etc ... but loads of people still want to listen to it.


I admit he was influential and very many people take him seriously. I just cannot understand why. I cannot see any particular talent.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

. How was he 'relevant' in the first place? What was he relevant to?


He influenced the music, fashion and lifestyle of a generation that was ten years younger than you.

Every generation haas its icons.

If he wasn't "relevant", he wouldn't have sold millions of albums

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

He influenced the music, fashion and lifestyle of a generation that was ten years younger than you.

Every generation haas its icons.

If he wasn't "relevant", he wouldn't have sold millions of albums


he influenced the music fashion and lifestyle of a small minority of a generation.

David Bowie is older than me and I became aware of him in the 60s.

what was he relevant to?

Black Lace sold millions, does that make them 'relevant'?
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

I'm quite a big Bowie fan. His work with Mick Ronson was brilliant. I even like his early 'Anthony Newley' period.

Jamie Peacock is a fan too!

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#15 Wolford6

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Black Lace sold millions, does that make them 'relevant'?


Not as many as Bowie and next to none in the USA and Europe. I can't think of another band that's quoted them as a major influence.

They are perhaps still relevant in a Jimmy Savile-type sense. :ph34r:



If Bowie passed you by, fair enough. Amongst other things, I can't listen to most of the prog rock, Pink Floyd, rap music and house music outputs, but I can't deny that they have had influence and relevance.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Not as many as Bowie and next to none in the USA and Europe. I can't think of another band that's quoted them as a major influence.

They are perhaps still relevant in a Jimmy Savile-type sense. :ph34r:



If Bowie passed you by, fair enough. Amongst other things, I can't listen to most of the prog rock, Pink Floyd, rap music and house music outputs, but I can't deny that they have had influence and relevance.


he didn't pass me by.

I just don'r rate him

you clearly do and that's just fine.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Well, I quite liked his 70's and early 80's stuff and his backing band "The Spiders From Mars" were from Hull so he did have summat going for him.

So there.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Each to their own eh?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Well, I quite liked his 70's and early 80's stuff and his backing band "The Spiders From Mars" were from Hull so he did have summat going for him.

So there.

The stuff he did with them was very good indeed.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I liked some of his early stuff.

His wide vocal range was unusual for someone in mainstream pop/rock. His voice sounds weak on "Where Are They Now" though.

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