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Ashes to Ashes

on Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

by David Bowie

First Played: 09/15/2002 01:06 AM
Last Played: 01/13/2021 09:10 AM
Total Plays: 102

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  • John Richards : 01/13/2021 09:10 AM
    The lead single off of Bowie's 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)' album from 1980
  • Evie : 01/10/2021 03:15 PM
    "You’re killing it, Evie!!!
  • Atticus : 01/08/2021 03:23 AM
    no comment
  • Kevin Cole : 10/16/2020 05:52 PM
    In 1980, David Bowie was in the middle of a new kind of transformation. After launching himself to stardom in 1969 with his first hit single, "Space Oddity," he spent a decade morphing from Major Tom to Ziggy Stardust to Aladdin Sane to Halloween Jack to The Thin White Duke — a series of characters that also emblemized radically different approaches to rock music, from sci-fi glam to stark experimentalism. By the end of the '70s, however, he dispensed with such alter egos. Instead, he absorbed them all into a single if mercurial persona, one known simply as David Bowie. And that persona hinged on "Ashes To Ashes." "...the mix dramatically demonstrated just how far he'd progressed in the '70s. His voice was now deeper and more profound. The music was jagged, jarring, and richly textured in a completely different way than "Space Oddity" had been. Rather than psychedelically spacious, it carried a sterile air of computers, androids and off-kilter motorization. Guitarist Chuck Hammer conveyed this feeling with layers of synthesized guitar. Flangers gave a grand piano an alien quality. Dennis Davis' drums were disorienting yet mathematical, a funk beat from another dimension." https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/10/06/555850186/how-ashes-to-ashes-put-the-first-act-of-david-bowies-career-to-rest
  • Greta Rose : 09/13/2020 03:15 AM
    References Bowie's 1969 song "Space Oddity". Watch the video for "Ashes to Ashes" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyMm4rJemtI

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