Town Heretic Explains the Influence of Bowie on Music and Art

Nazaroo

New member
Not really.

But he did post this, and it may be a start:




Here's an article from Billboard that explores a bit of his impact across musical genres.

You're welcome. :e4e:




Turning to the online article, we find the opener enlightening:



Let's run through this. Obviously, no one is going to question how essential he was to glam rock. While The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane ensured his long-term career and infamy, glam rock as a genre owes him just as much. If Bowie hadn't gone glam, history would remember it as a goofy, cute curiosity -- a sub-genre full of wacky fashion and frothy pop songs, but producing no serious content (apart from one or two T. Rex albums, depending on your taste). Most glam rockers are remembered as that -- glam rockers.

Bowie, however, produced two albums squarely within the style while simultaneously transcending it. The aforementioned titles aren't simply glam classics -- they're rock classics. They're singer-songwriter classics. They are, simply put, works of art.




That's right David Bowie put GLAM ROCK on the map.

It had lain dormant in the hands of Liberace (who invented it, not just pioneered it),
and of course Elvis (who died in it) and Las Vegas (who embalmed it).

Spoiler

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But for Bowie it was a passing fashion to dress up in like a sequinned tampon,
and dispose of like a nose-blown Kleenex.

Spoiler

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Most who entered that frightening gender-bending come-out-ance, never survived,
but simply died their in their sins, or had to quietly retire and restart their careers
decades later when people had forgotten their foolishness.

For instance, Edgar Winter Group, and Rod Stewart ...

Spoiler

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And we can hardly forget the Ultimate ICON of Glitter/Glam Rock -

Gary Glitter:


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But have we so quickly forgotten why he was even in the
"Glitter Rock" business?


Oh yeah, thats right, it was to lure underage boys and girls,
and molest them.




Gary Glitter trial: Singer guilty of historical sex abuse


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  • 5 February 2015


Gary Glitter has been found guilty of historical sex abuse against three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
The 70-year-old former singer - real name Paul Gadd - was convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.
Gadd, who denied all charges, was acquitted of three other counts at Southwark Crown Court, London.
Police are looking at new information relating to other potential victims.
Asked whether any more complainants had come forward during the course of the trial, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "Officers have received other information and it is currently being assessed."
His lack of remorse and defence that the victims were lying make his crimes all the more indefensibleDet Ch Insp Mick Orchard, Scotland Yard​
'Sexual predator'

Gadd was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 27 February.
He could face up to life imprisonment for the offence of having sex with an underage girl.
The court heard one victim was under the age of 10 when Gadd, of Marylebone, central London, tried to rape her in 1975.
She said the singer had crept into her bed as she slept and that afterwards she had felt "ashamed and dirty". She only managed to escape by moving away and then wrapping herself in sheets and blankets.





Woweey Mr. Bowie.

Its a good thing he single-handedly saved the GLAM ROCK genre,
with two glittering albums.

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Its hard to imagine what Glam Rock might have become,
if Bowie hadn't injected it with two more decades of artificial life.

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Who knows? Maybe Gary Glitter and friends would have
been exposed and arrested decades earlier...



Gary Glitter Acquitted On Sexual Assault (1999)

by MTV News Staff 11/12/1999

Glam rocker Gary Glitter was acquitted by a British jury Friday
(Nov. 12) on eight counts of sexual assault, a Bristol Crown Court
representative said. The charges were filed by a former fan who alleged
the “Rock and Roll Part 2″ singer (born Paul Gadd) seduced her in 1980,
when she was 14, according to press reports. Following the verdict, Glitter,
59, was immediately back in court Friday afternoon on 50 counts of
possession of child pornography.




Could the sudden (possibly faked) "death" of Bowie
have anything to do with the recent arrest of his friend Gary Glitter?

You decide....

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zoo22

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It's become like a big festival of bad Bowie information here. Folks from all walks of life are getting together at TOL in the wake of Bowie's death to embarrass themselves by sharing how little they know about him, yet in typical TOL fashion, as if they know it all. It's quite an outpouring. An outpouring like a huge manure truck flipped over at a high speed and tumbled down the highway, outpouring tons of manure in every direction.
 

Granite

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Hall of Fame
It's like an ever-expanding festival of bad Bowie information here. Folks from all walks of life are getting together at TOL in the wake of Bowie's death to embarrass themselves by sharing how little they know about him, yet in typical TOL fashion, as if they know it all. It's quite an outpouring. An outpouring like a huge manure truck that flipped over at a high speed and tumbled down the highway, outpouring tons of manure in every direction.

Ghoulish little freaks.
 

zoo22

Well-known member
Oh, no, no. Don't go to Billboard magazine for information on David Bowie. Please have some respect for the man, his music, his art, his vision.
 

Ktoyou

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Hall of Fame
It's become like a big festival of bad Bowie information here. Folks from all walks of life are getting together at TOL in the wake of Bowie's death to embarrass themselves by sharing how little they know about him, yet in typical TOL fashion, as if they know it all. It's quite an outpouring. An outpouring like a huge manure truck flipped over at a high speed and tumbled down the highway, outpouring tons of manure in every direction.

Not me, he never said anything bad about me, and I have nothing to say about him.
 

Arthur Brain

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Do you listen to Gregorian chant every day or something Naz?

Eh, scratch that, there's probably something somehow nefarious about music itself in your whacko world...

:dunce:
 

zoo22

Well-known member
Oh, right. I forgot: Bowie's not actually dead.

It's a little bit confusing because apparently he faked his death so that he could be away from the public eye, but the thing is that he's kept himself out of the public eye (no interviews, no touring) for like 10 years. He lived a quiet life with his wife, away from the bright lights. I can only imagine what sort of horrific things he's up to if he needs to take himself even further from the public eye!?

Also it's weird because since faking his death to take himself out of the public eye, he's apparently appeared on a news show (posing as someone else, who has in reality, mysteriously disappeared):

100% Proof David Bowie Is Alive - His Death Was A Hoax - Appears On Sky News As "Jack Steven"


It just seems confusing, if he's taking himself out of the public eye, why would he immediately put himself in the public eye? This illuminati pedophile faked death conspiracy stuff gets pretty complicated.
 
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