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Old 02-16-2016, 08:37 PM   #826
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Fucking hell the Bowie high-horse moralists have been so fucking annoying ever since his death.

In my view Gaga's Bowie thing was fun, but not much else. Don't think she got the chance to really show off her vocals and the Vegas-y vibe y'all are talking about was a bit off. So it was a shame. But it was still fun.

But fucking hell is it tiresome watching wankers like Hollow Island and jim and all the rest of the commenters all over the internet whinge and moan because an artist they have deemed ~so unworthy~ loved Bowie and got to show it off. Give it a fucking rest mate.
Fair points and those two have certainly gone overboard with their rancor, but there are a LOT of well-known artists who loved Bowie, from multiple generations. I don't think what we saw last night came anywhere near doing justice to that legacy. What we got were snippets of a handful of radio hits. Speaking of snippets, U2 would have done a much more credible job by themselves considering how often they switched gears musically and image-wise. Of course they would get a lot of shit PR-wise from the haters and the Grammys would be accused of calling Bowie a dinosaur act by having another dinosaur act pay tribute.

Really a no-win situation. But an all-star lineup of former collaborators playing with younger influenced musicians would have been better than what we saw.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:45 PM   #827
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Hologram Bowie would of been awesome.


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Bollocks to the Grammys, what about Secret Life of Arabia? What a killer song. Good call on that on your deep cuts list, Cobbler.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:55 PM   #829
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Bollocks to the Grammys, what about Secret Life of Arabia? What a killer song. Good call on that on your deep cuts list, Cobbler.
Thanks mate. "Heroes" is my favourite Bowie album on a lot of days and that track rules. The second half is irresistible.

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Fair points and those two have certainly gone overboard with their rancor, but there are a LOT of well-known artists who loved Bowie, from multiple generations. I don't think what we saw last night came anywhere near doing justice to that legacy. What we got were snippets of a handful of radio hits. Speaking of snippets, U2 would have done a much more credible job by themselves considering how often they switched gears musically and image-wise. Of course they would get a lot of shit PR-wise from the haters and the Grammys would be accused of calling Bowie a dinosaur act by having another dinosaur act pay tribute.

Really a no-win situation. But an all-star lineup of former collaborators playing with younger influenced musicians would have been better than what we saw.
I totally agree that it could have been much better, and that a tribute from the most pre-eminent music awards ceremony in world should have been much better. So I agree with you. But I can't fucking stand that wanky tone that comes out of Hollow Island and so many others. I was excited when Gaga was announced, but disappointed with the performance.

But also, as to HI's suggestions... come on. This is the Grammys were talking about. Extremely mainstream. You really think they're gonna pull together a ton of no-name Bowie collaborators and do two cuts? That would have been great, but not realistic.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:08 PM   #830
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Win and Will Butler featuring Carlos Alomar would have slayed in the ratings.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:51 PM   #831
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I truly believe that Lady Gaga considered David Bowie a major influence. Perhaps she wasn't the absolute best artist to select for a Bowie tribute, nor was a fast-paced medley the best idea, but she's not a fake. She's very talented and is many ways a clear follower of Bowie.
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Yep. And his influence has been clear from the very start. She had a fucking lighting bolt on her face during a song CALLED LET'S DANCE. I mean ffs.
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It was called Just Dance.
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How good was the tribute to BB King??

1,2 maybe 3 songs done by one or two decent artists in a respectful way without trying to mimic him would have been just fine.
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It was called Just Dance.
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Yep. And his influence has been clear from the very start. She had a fucking lighting bolt on her face during a song CALLED LET'S DANCE. I mean ffs.
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Friggin' Cobbler.
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But fucking hell is it tiresome watching wankers like Hollow Island and jim and all the rest of the commenters all over the internet whinge and moan because an artist they have deemed ~so unworthy~ loved Bowie and got to show it off. Give it a fucking rest mate.

My my have we touched a raw nerve, If I've got an opinion to make about anything under the sun I'll make it, & you have a perfect right to give a response, but is there any need for the personal insult.
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You called everyone dimwits for thinking Lady Gaga made sense to do the Bowie thing at the Grammys.
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You called everyone dimwits for thinking Lady Gaga made sense to do the Bowie thing at the Grammys.
Jesus christ! how old are you.
Very sorry for offending dimwits everywhere for thinking gaga was a good choice, btw this is a thread about Bowie, from now on should we draw a line under the grammy's which has its own separate thread, & gaga who probably has her own thread somewhere.
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You were the one bitching about personal insults after using one yourself.
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