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miércoles, agosto 06, 2008

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (24 Bit Edt)

David Bowie - Scary Monsters

Released: 1980/1999 24 Bit Rem
Genre: Art Rock
Format: eac.wavpack.log.cue.covers

Aunque no sea la epoca que mas me gusta de Bowie, he de reconocer que en este disco hay algunos temas gloriosos. A partir de Diamond Dogs, Bowie empieza a explorar otros universos. El Funk, la fusion, la electronica... Se une a dos grandes guitarristas, Robert Fripp y Carlos Alomar para hacer este disco algo experimental, y con bastante electronica de por medio con tonos New Wave. Bowie siempre a sido un musico inquieto, y lo demuestra su progresion y sus ganas de hacer siempre algo nuevo. "Scary Monsters" no es un disco que me entusiasme, a no ser por tres de sus canciones, la que da titulo al disco, “Fashion”, un tema pop dance bastante divertido, y “Ashes to Ashes”, el tema culminante del disco, una cancion perfecta en su desarrollo y estructura, creo que es una de sus mejores canciones dentro de un album algo irregular a mi gusto.

David Bowie returned to relatively conventional rock & roll with Scary Monsters, an album that effectively acts as an encapsulation of all his '70s experiments. Reworking glam rock themes with avant-garde synth flourishes, and reversing the process as well, Bowie creates dense but accessible music throughout Scary Monsters. Though it doesn't have the vision of his other classic records, it wasn't designed to break new ground -- it was created as the culmination of Bowie's experimental genre-shifting of the '70s. As a result, Scary Monsters is Bowie's last great album. While the music isn't far removed from the post-punk of the early '80s, it does sound fresh, hip, and contemporary, which is something Bowie lost over the course of the '80s. [Rykodisc's 1992 reissue includes re-recorded versions of "Space Oddity" and "Panic in Detroit," the Japanese single "Crystal Japan," and the British single "Alabama Song."] Some would argue that this is the last great Bowie album, and certainly his only great album of the '80s. While it lacked the bite of its punk brethren at the time, it appealed to some fans of that genre and to middle-of-the-road rockers as well. Muscular playing met with no-frills production, and the product as a whole was infused with a gloriously arty style. "It's No Game (Part I)" opens the album, and is sung in Japanese, and "It's No Game (Part II)" closes, in English. New York punker Tom Verlaine even contributed a track ("Kingdom Come"), and "Scream Like a Baby" tells a dark and violent story with a howl. The drug-oriented "Ashes to Ashes" confesses that Major Tom was a junky while sounding all sleek and alluring, and the dance floor hit "Fashion" took aim at its very subject. The crowning jewel is the title track, with Robert Fripp's guitar ripping the place up at a relentless pace. It's been a long time since Bowie sounded this inspired. --Lorry Fleming

1. "It's No Game (No. 1)" – 4:15
2. "Up the Hill Backwards" – 3:13
3. "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" – 5:10
4. "Ashes to Ashes" – 4:23
5. "Fashion" – 4:46
6. "Teenage Wildlife" – 6:51
7. "Scream Like a Baby" – 3:35
8. "Kingdom Come" (Tom Verlaine) – 3:42
9. "Because You're Young" – 4:51
10. "It's No Game (No. 2)" – 4:22



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