52 IN 52
The 52 Albums that define my love for music
Week 7/ Album 7
WHO: David Bowie "Let's Dance"
When: Early to mid-80's
Why: David Bowie was my mother's favorite. I could easily pick any of his records for this. Bowie was a once-a-day spin in my house growing up. The one that always stuck out, and maybe it was because of the time it was released versus his older brilliant stuff, was "Let's Dance". I grew up with Bowie. Ziggy Stardust, Pin-Up's, Hunky Dory, Young Americans, Station to Station, Aladdin Sane, Diamond Dogs, and Tonight; any of those could be this one. My mom even burned the movie Labyrinth into our brains as a small children. Maybe Bowie is why I became so obsessed with the space program! I dont need to sit here and explain the greatness of David Bowie, but of all the music that my mom bestowed on me, this is the musician that I revered the most.
When: Havent seen him yet, but if he ever tours again I will be there.
There is no bad mood listening to this:
There is no picking a "best" Bowie album. There is just picking one and agreeing that most of the others are equally as great. Bowie is the epitome of re-defining yourself in a way that isn't corny and reflects the mood and times. Even his latest album is solid. My son Jack's first song we played for him as we left the Hospital was "Under Pressure". Because, really, why wouldn't I start my son's life off with probably the best song ever written.
I know it's a Queen song, but it's as much a Bowie song as it is Queen. Plus, there will never be another song like this again. This is the song without the music. The brilliance of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie will never been matched.