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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
22 March 2019
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PurplishRain said
Anyone else watch That 70's Show?

  

Me!

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Besides, I'm sure in six months we'll actually find out that tea cures cancer and we should all drink as much as possible. 

Exactly. Doesn't green tea have like antioxidants in it that are good for you or something? mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Beatlebug said

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Besides, I'm sure in six months we'll actually find out that tea cures cancer and we should all drink as much as possible. 

Exactly. Doesn't green tea have like antioxidants in it that are good for you or something? mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Only if you drink 699 mL at 59 degrees a-hard-days-night-george-10

Although I personally can't stand green tea...

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@Beatlebug what's the most Reality-ish Bowie album there is (besides Reality itself)? ahdn_george_01

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. ahdn_george_01

I guess the albums he did just before and after, Heathen and The Next Day, might sound kinda sorta similar???

If you want an artist with a consistent sound, then don't waste your time on David Bowie mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. ahdn_george_01

I guess the albums he did just before and after, Heathen and The Next Day, might sound kinda sorta similar???

Thank you john-lennon-salute_gif

If you want an artist with a consistent sound, then don't waste your time on David Bowie mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Lol, that's fair. I'm not necessarily looking for a consistent sound though, I like the early HunkyDoryish sound too. 

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Hunky Dory goes nicely into the Ziggy/Aladdin era, which is also essential listening for any Bowie/music fan. (Ziggy and Aladdin are more rock than Hunky, though.)

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More rock sounds good. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

So which do you like better, Ziggy or Aladdin?

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Ziggy, without a doubt. Aladdin is better-produced (not that you're probably gonna care ahdn_george_01) and has a prettier cover, but Ziggy is, like, THE Ziggy. He's a wannabe-concept-album full of iconic tracks about the alien persona that made Bowie famous, pretty much.

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Five... minutes... till... bell... rings...

don't... know... if... I... can... make... it...

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50yearslate said
More rock sounds good. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

So which do you like better, Ziggy or Aladdin?

  

I know this might be blasphemous to @Beatlebug and other Bowie fans, but I think Aladdin Sane is far and away the better album. Don't get me wrong, I loooove Ziggy, and Rock N Roll Suicide is incredible, but Aladdin Sane is stacked up with 10/10 tracks, and the piano playing is on another level. The title track (with the most amazing solo ever), Time and Lady Grinning Soul are better than anything on Ziggy except Rock N Roll Suicide in my opinion. 

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... I guess I'll just have to listen to them both and find out?

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50yearslate said
... I guess I'll just have to listen to them both and find out?

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A win-win situation! Actually I think a fairer assessment would be to say that Aladdin builds on what Ziggy established so excellently.

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@50yearslate YOU DO THAT! ahdn_john_08_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gif

@QuarryMan when I first listened through the albums, I preferred Aladdin Sane. They're both very good and I think of them as a pair, rather like Rubber Soul and Revolver -- Rubber Soul is the famous one that everyone needs in their album collections, with the most iconic tracks, whilst Revolver is more the domain of the slightly more hardcore fans, with the beautiful album art. ahdn_ringo_09

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Very accurate analogy! Aladdin is definitely more of a completist album, whereas Ziggy is more easily accessible. My main problem with Ziggy is in the middle, from 'It Ain't Easy' thru 'Hang On To Yourself', all of which I find to be somewhat forgettable and not nearly as good as the other tracks.

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BUT LADY STARDUST THO with that glorious discordant piano paul-mccartney and whilst 'Star' and 'Hang On To Yourself' are important to the narrative, I'd agree that they aren't quite as solid as the other tracks.

Also my version excises 'It Ain't Easy' (which I don't even know why it's there really) ahdn_george_06

Generally, I just feel like Ziggy is more... inspired, somehow, songwriting-wise, and yet it's kind of an endearingly clunky record at the same time; whilst Aladdin was a more professional record but lacked the spirit, or something. You can hear Bowie being done with Ziggy and wanting to move on, but not really knowing what comes next, on it.

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BUT LADY STARDUST THO with that glorious discordant piano paul-mccartney and whilst 'Star' and 'Hang On To Yourself' are important to the narrative, I'd agree that they aren't quite as solid as the other tracks.

YESS i love lady stardust. heartheartagreed on the rest, too.

  

to answer the question, @50yearslate , i prefer ziggy because many of the songs are my favourite songs of all time, but aladdin is very amazing, too. 

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[magic mentions] Listening to Aladdin, 'The Jean Genie' came on, and I was reminded of this gem of the YouTubes. You're welcome. john-lennon-salute_gif

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The Cancer zodiac occurs in June and July. That's what you meant, right, @Timothy?

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That's how I understood it.

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