Music CD - 1999
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Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Virgin, p1999
Additional Contributors: Eno, Brian 1948-
Alomar, Carlos


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Jan 03, 2017

This was one of Bowies best albums if you are interested in ground breaking avant garde music. Music that breaks the rules as almost anything associated with Brian Eno tends to do. When this was recorded there was very little else out there to compare it with. --- Definitely not for those looking for more boring 1980s rock. If you do like this one then checkout Iggy Pop, Snakefinger, Tuxedo Moon, Dead Kennedys, Pere Ubu etc.

Dec 29, 2016

Well, darlings - There are certainly much better music choices from the late-David Bowie. As the title of this one suggests - It was obviously a very "low" point in Bowie's career.

Jan 07, 2016

~;~ Happy 69th Birthday ★ David Bowie ~;~


was recorded
September '76 to October '76.

Carlos Alomar
was 25 years old when ''Breaking Glass'' was recorded.

James Newell Osterberg, Jr..(?)
was 29 years old when ''What in the World'' was recorded.

Brian Peter George Eno
was 28 years old when ''Warszawa'' was recorded.

~*~ I'm a Black★Star

The story of LOW (1977) is well known. Bowie, trying to rid himself of a cocaine addiction, abandoned Los Angeles, where he had recorded the extremely successful STATION TO STATION (1976) in a drug-induced haze, and retreated to Europe. When Bowie hit a brick wall in production he called Brian Eno, whose DISCREET MUSIC (1975) was a personal favorite, and Eno arrived on the Continent with his EMS suitcase AKS synthesizer and worked his magic. Immersed in the album all week there is of course the obvious. The first side is composed of pop songs ("Be My Wife" is the best of the bunch) with a New Wave vibe, something that must have sounded unique in January 1977 but today strikes one as fashionably au courant, and a second side of what Christgau derisively referred to as movie music. "Warszawa" does seem like a futuristic avant-garde musical interlude played during the intermission of Hollywood feature in the heyday of the studio system. But my favorite track is the final one, "Subterraneans" which Bowie originally recorded as part of the soundtrack for the Nicolas Roeg film he starred in, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (1976), but which Roeg spiked in favor of a score written by "Papa" John Phillips, a Hippie founding father.


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