David Bowie RIP

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  1. nickmsmith

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    I heard it was about Bowie's people paying him the union wage or something, which was way below his value, when he was definitely a viable headliner.

    I would say that SRV was better off leaving, except for the whole helicopter crash.
     
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  2. nickmsmith

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    It's hard to expect such a nuanced view of a person from the public at large..
    Typical people have one image in their head of a celebrity, and that's what sticks. Add in Labyrinth (the only way most people in my generation know Bowie at all) and that's the sum of Bowie to them. Weird, tights-wearing guy with package sticking out in the kids' movie.

    Most people at my age (30) probably couldn't even name one of his songs. I'm sure that will be changing, though. Nobody appreciates anything until the artist is dead.

    Remember when people were calling Amy Winehouse a legend? If they prop her drugged up @## as a legend, Bowie's music should be worshipped, nowadays.
     
  3. CRUDS

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    I don't know too many folks whom like Bowie that don't like the other periods - but the Ziggy period and that specific band was profound and probably drew in a lot more "rock" people than the eras that followed. And it was a band more than just supporting a recording artist.
    With Carlos and Niles he created great music but it was not in that framework more easily drawn to like the Ronson era Bowie..
     
  4. CRUDS

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    SRV was not a viable headliner just yet. The first 'the world' heard of him was Lets Dance.
    SRV wanted Double Trouble to be the opening band for that tour - which would have doubled as the Texas Flood tour for him. Bowie's handlers refused after agreements were initially made.
    In the end this was still probably the best choice for SRV because a year later he was the biggest thing in guitar and blues culture. Might not have happened that way if he was working for Bowie at that moment.
     
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  5. nickmsmith

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    yeah. could be a legacy vs. life thing. He very well may still be alive, but not the legend he is (among guitarists at least) if he stayed with Bowie
     
  6. CheeseheadTitan

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    This was sad to hear. Like others, I had no idea that he had cancer, or that he was 69 (always looked like a kid). Time does fly I guess.

    To be honest, I was never a big Bowie fan, having grown up in his "pop" phase during the '80s. I probably should have done a bit more exploring into his "non-pop" music, but did not at the time. I may dig into that a bit based on what I am reading here.
     
  7. nickmsmith

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    I thought he looked old-ish in Zoolander (2001) 15 years prior to his death. Looked about normal for his age, I think.

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  9. CRUDS

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    Classic Bowie is music that I've seen a lot of friends cozy up to later in life as opposed to during their younger days. More recently a friend of mine who had always given me crap for pushing Bowie had had an awakening to it after the Life in Mars revival after AHS last year. Now he listens to Bowie nonstop.
    There does seem to be that "holy ****" moment when those tunes click with folks..
     
  10. GoT

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    got a greatest hits CD somewhere
     
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