Sunday, May 11

David Bowie: Low

As mentioned in the Iggy Pop entry I placed a few days back, David Bowie was influenced by the current scene of Krautrock such as Kraftwerk and Neu!, that he was using the Iggy sessions as a genuine pig for his Berlin Trilogy.

The trilogy included the releases Low, Heroes & Lodger. Low was released in 1977 as well as Heroes. 1979 would see the release of Lodger.

Even if the influence for these was in the vein of the German scene at the time, it was still a stand out record. Very progressive and influential, even at an early date.

Often regarded as Bowie's post cocaine use era or depression/dark period, this album remains a favorite for not only the lyrical content, but the its forward thinking music structures/tones.

Like Iggy, most of you have favorite releases and era's. This happens to be mine. Especially after the Spiders From Mars imagery you seen in modern groups, art and design. With this release, there is no emulating it.

David Bowie: Low

All tracks written by David Bowie, except where noted.

1. "Speed of Life" – 2:46
2. "Breaking Glass" (Bowie, Dennis Davis, George Murray) – 1:52
3. "What in the World" – 2:23
4. "Sound and Vision" – 3:05
5. "Always Crashing in the Same Car" – 3:33
6. "Be My Wife" – 2:58
7. "A New Career in a New Town" – 2:53
8. "Warszawa" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 6:23
9. "Art Decade" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 3:46
10. "Weeping Wall" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 3:28
11. "Subterraneans" (Bowie, Brian Eno) – 5:39

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