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David Bowie — Lady Grinning Soul
Album: Aladdin Sane
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1977









Released: 1974
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She'll come, she'll go.
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she'll wear. Silver and Americard
She'll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She'll come, she'll go.
She'll lay belief on you
But she won't stake her life on you
How can life become
her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end (repeat)
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yes it does, brother peter.gerzner wrote:
Seine Musik lebt weiter............
 

Seine Musik lebt weiter............

This was the album that made me realise he was more than just a glam rock pop star.

how stunning beautiful..
 haljordan wrote:

Hands down the best James Bond movie theme song evar.

 

Yes, I know, but still - wouldn't it be?

 

Can't you just hear Shirley Bassey singing it?

Hands down the best James Bond movie theme song evar.

 

Yes, I know, but still - wouldn't it be?


What a voice....one of my Top 5 bowie songs of all time & that's saying alot. #DIEHARD
 DigitalJer wrote:
Some amazing piano there!

 
Agreed {#Bananapiano}
                           Not so much the dancing on top.{#Whipit}
 dsz wrote:
God!  That is just plain awful.  

 
I agree, at least with the first word of this comment ;-)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/Mikeparis.jpg/220px-Mikeparis.jpg Mike!
One of the great songs from David's canon

I love how it spun out the final grooves on side 2 of Aladdin Sane, fading into the future
{#Notworthy}
I like to think he's back together with with Mick.

The perfect rock star back with the perfect rock guitarist.

...waiting for Garson to join them. (Not too soon, I hope). 
Perfect line-up! This after Tull's Skating Away.
Oh, memories.... 
Some amazing piano there!
{#Notworthy}
 dsz wrote:
God!  That is just plain awful.  

 
Haha haha haha. 
 dsz wrote:
God!  That is just plain awful.  

 
Luckily God is imaginary. 

This song is excellent.
 dsz wrote:
God!  That is just plain awful. 
 
Awful damn good!
God!  That is just plain awful.  
Nice to hear the big pickup in Bowie songs over the past while.
amazing creativity, sonic art supreme! {#Heartkiss}
Only 7.5? {#Stupid}
Ah, after a massive rain here in Burkina Faso, where the temp has dropped from 114F to 78F, I was hoping to hear some Bowie.
Great choice, Bill.
RIP Ziggy.
{#Meditate}
{#Hearteyes}
excellent choice from an excellent album
 coloradojohn wrote:
RIP, David. Star Man, Waiting in the Sky... So effortlessly operatic, so divinely inspired in sheer theatrics, you gave Fame great dignity.

 
Amen
been listening to a lot of Bowie lately
car and home player all loaded with Bowie 
RIP, David. Star Man, Waiting in the Sky... So effortlessly operatic, so divinely inspired in sheer theatrics, you gave Fame great dignity.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

https://s.ecrater.com/stores/26865/4be06fbf1896a_26865n.jpg
As a singer, he makes a great shampoo model.
I must confess I haven't heard this album, but I'm gonna go way out on a limb and suggest it's no Sgt. Peppers.

 
UP YOIR NOZE WIT A WUBBER HOZE!!
Let him in my Soul.
{#Hearteyes}
When I heard 2 David Bowie songs in a row this morning, I thought, is it his birthday?  When the 3rd came on, I thought "Oh, Sh*t, he's died."  Thanks David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust/Thin White Duke for transforming rock music!  You lived a vivid, elegant life!
Agreed. Rest peacefully David.
No doubt.. Many a good years enjoying the influence of this mans music.. RIP Ziggy.. 
{#Notworthy}{#Meditate}{#Cool}{#Sunny}          I´m Crying!!!  Great Bill!!!!!!
When I was a teenager, for Halloween, I painted my face like this cover....
3 songs in a row of Bowie and I think there will be more. A good in-memorial set. Rest in peace genius!
R.I.P.
RIP Mr Bowie.  Thanks for everything.
 ThePoose wrote:
It's down to Dame Shirley Bassey versus A Lad Insane for the next Bond soundtrack.
 
Yep, I was also thinking that this would make a great Bond theme. Great minds think alike :o)
Vivaldi by Kennedy, followed by Bowie?  Where else could we hear such astonishing choice?  Nowhere, that's where.  Thanks, Mr & Mrs Goldsmith, and a Happy New Year to you all.
The Uncut magazine retrospective of every album by Bowie is pretty spectacular if you are a Bowie fan....highly recommended.  Needless to say a fantastic tune.
 Ishwara wrote:
I have a soft spot for all things BowieDramatic 
Great album
Was there a poor album from the seventies ?
 

 
Not from Bowie
 Ishwara wrote:
. . . Was there a poor album from the seventies ?
 
With DB's passing, I decided to delete the goofy Travolta post.
And as far as Bowie albums, I don't think there was a bad one in the 70s.
 Ishwara wrote:
I have a soft spot for all things BowieDramatic 
Great album
Was there a poor album from the seventies ?
 
There were a great many "poor" albums in the 1970s; selective memory has helped a lot of people forget about them.  However, I agree that this is a great album.
I have a soft spot for all things BowieDramatic 
Great album
Was there a poor album from the seventies ?
 
Thank you RP  {#Clap}
It's down to Dame Shirley Bassey versus A Lad Insane for the next Bond soundtrack.
 
{#Notworthy}
There's your new Bond soundtrack
Do we know how lucky we are David Bowie was born? I think not!
 
 aspicer wrote:
Psyched - going to "Bowie Is" exhibit at MCA in Chicago tonight.  A great prelude for it.

 

So...how was the "Bowie Is" show in Chi.?
Psyched - going to "Bowie Is" exhibit at MCA in Chicago tonight.  A great prelude for it.
 kaybee wrote:
This great segue really underlines how innovative and musically adept David Bowie was.  Thanks, Bill & Becky!

 
He was a genius who understood what a good song sounded like but he also had the good sense to go into the studio with other highly creative musicians who could contribute their own ideas.
 Proclivities wrote:

Oh, you're the guy who saw that movie?

 

{#Clap}{#Clap}{#Clap}—-HA!  NICELY DONE!!

Hey, I really wanted to see Michael Shannon's take on Kim Fowley, as I'm fascinated by his work on Boardwalk Empire, and pretty much everything else he's in.

That movie had potential, but it just didn't work.  But at least Tatum O'Neal got a paycheck coming out of rehab, which is nice...
 treatment_bound wrote:

And I don't...It's his most overrated song, and pretty much ruined that Runaways movie for me a few years back.

 
Oh, you're the guy who saw that movie?
Not too fond of this.  Ok once in a while.
Flawless
oh my!!!....its been years.....I LOVE this....{#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes}   10
 marty88210 wrote:
....even if you don't appreciate the piece.

 
And I don't...It's his most overrated song, and pretty much ruined that Runaways movie for me a few years back.
A1 on the ivories and a peek at DB's vocal range and ability to stay on key....even if you don't appreciate the piece.
 lemmoth wrote:
Sorry Bill - It's Mike Garson on the piano.
 
"The Great" Mike Garson (his work on the title track alone is worth the price of admission).
Love this song/album.
 lexica wrote:
Sweet segue from Vivaldi. This is (one example of) why I listen to RP. {#Clap}

 
Agreed. Best selection of music at any given day or time. 
 anamour wrote:
Probably one of the sweetest song I ever heard. It makes me fly away so far ...

 
Oui en effet!  Godlike, imo (grand portrait d')
Caterwauling to the max! Over the years I have been exposed to mucho David Bowie, as haven't we all. There were parties back in the early 70s when it was impossible to avoid Ziggy Stardust et al. Not very pleasant for me. However, time has allowed me to see that he was on to something unique and lasting. But, when he moves into his bellowing/warbling/garbling singing mode, as exemplified in this piece, my aversion is rekindled. Maybe it was the cocaine that befuddled his judgement, or maybe it was a phase. Still, even with rock music there may be limits and I think he passed them without any recognition that he had moved into the zone of self-parody. It's his right, but jeez!
 MassivRuss wrote:
19. 70. F-ing. 4.

Can we agree the 70's were a desert in many ways, but in music - the cup runneth waaaay over. Amen.
 
Yeah and I feel pretty lucky to have grown-up in them.  Such a diverse period.  But really it is even more diverse now.   It only seems limited if one only listens to mainstream radio.   Luckily we all know about RP {#Angel}
total buzz kill
Yes, she will be my living end.  That's who I'm searching for ...
Wow! Excellent line up, right after Vivaldi.
No, Bill, it's not Rick Wakeman on piano, and, yes, Mike Garson (see Lady Grinning Soul and/or Mike Garson at Wikipedia).
Sounds just like Die Toten Hosen - Hier kommt Alex (from 1988)


No wait, sorry .....that was another song. 
 MassivRuss wrote:
19. 70. F-ing. 4. Can we agree the 70's were a desert in many ways, but in music - the cup runneth waaaay over. Amen.
 
Absolutely.
Probably one of the sweetest song I ever heard. It makes me fly away so far ...
Sorry Bill - It's Mike Garson on the piano.
{#Daisy}
Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 streetgray wrote:
Fantastic to hear this on the radio. Where else would that happen? THANKS!
 
Indeed!  On a grey wet morning in the UK this lifts the spirits.  Timeless
 westslope wrote:

That's how I remember Rick Wakeman.  Showy, bold, brash.

 
Except the piano genius on this is Mike Garson
19. 70. F-ing. 4.

Can we agree the 70's were a desert in many ways, but in music - the cup runneth waaaay over. Amen.

That's how I remember Rick Wakeman.  Showy, bold, brash.


eclectic..fantastic.. sinc bowie..
Sweet segue from Vivaldi. This is (one example of) why I listen to RP. {#Clap}
Fantastic to hear this on the radio. Where else would that happen? THANKS!
This great segue really underlines how innovative and musically adept David Bowie was.  Thanks, Bill & Becky!
 Papasmeg wrote:
There I was thinking "How do you follow " Vivaldi's 4 seasons" ?................this works, well done RP!!!

 
 
Well said...RP puttin' it together like NO other. Ahh, my ears are happy. {#Jump}
Way to go, Bill! Great segue from The 4 Seasons.
1974,wow! Still a great song,I think it aged well imho.had to bump it up to a solid 10.I am a sucker for the old Bowie and this one is a gem,
There I was thinking "How do you follow " Vivaldi's 4 seasons" ?................this works, well done RP!!!

 

Is this for real?


 WayUpNorth wrote:
My favorite Bowie album ... {#Sunny}
 
Mine too.   And I still LOVE this song.  Just melts me everytime.
lovely keys
 vaughn wrote:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons to this...way too much fun.   And it continues...

Thanks!
 

and again!
Well, David Bowie was nothing if not innovative; that tango-like intro to the song and verses is great. (Of course, this is from one who has a soft spot for tango.)
Like his makeup, the song doesn't hold up well over time.
I must've played this LP 200 times in 1973 and I don't remember this at all. GETTING OLD!
 vaughn wrote:
Vivaldi's Four Seasons to this...way too much fun.   And it continues...

Thanks!
 
Yes, frickin cool transition, isn't it?

The keys are glimmering so nicely
Vivaldi's Four Seasons to this...way too much fun.   And it continues...

Thanks!
 lemmoth wrote:
And of course both the dwarf from Minneapolis and the genius from Mars by way of London have bedded down far more than the average share of women.

Reminds me of a woman who claimed to have slept with Bowie twice and justified it with the statement "well, my husband practically forced me into his (Bowie's) arms".

Felt like saying "And your now ex-husband did that twice, did he?" {#Rolleyes}
Best song from Bowie's best album!! Now, that's how you close an album!!
 planet3one9 wrote:
Loving the vivaldi driving north on I-5 (within barking distance of paradise ca) - <snip>
 
Remember the barking "Jingle Bells" dogs? Can't resist the image of "Barking Vivaldi Dogs."

d.b. mug shot

db
 

great....
 

 
 iTuner wrote:
Someone please explain how this got to a 7.3 rating.
 
77% of the ratings are 7 or above.

 socalhol wrote:
I have a new appreciation for this song since I now associate it with The Runaways movie.
 


Love your screen name socalhol !!
Loving the vivaldi driving north on I-5 (within barking distance of paradise ca) - was there piano at the end of that piece ? Cuz when I heard the first few chords I thought to myself "wouldn't this be a brilliant time to hear an obscure old Bowie tune ?" and then it WAS an old Bowie tune !!! I thought I gotta tell Bill how brilliant that was but it appears my thought was having shared brain syndrome with other astute listeners... You kill it on a REGULAR basis bill... Just sayin'. I feel lucky to be in your company and part of this family. Thank you !!
two words - Mike Garson
Someone please explain how this got to a 7.3 rating.

I like Bowie, but this is marginal at best. 
Great song, great artist!!
great segue from Vivaldi Bill!!!
My favorite Bowie album ... {#Sunny}
 kcar wrote:

Yesh. Sean Connery approvesh of thish shegue. 

 
No lisping slur today, more like a skipitty skipitty.

 psychoacoustic wrote:
Vivaldi - Summer into Lady Grinning Soul - David Bowie : Simply brillant! Thank you.
 
Yesh. Sean Connery approvesh of thish shegue. 

Fun segue from Vivaldi!
Yeah... Amazing and very underplayed Bowie tune.
Great song, great sung!
 socalhol wrote:
I have a new appreciation for this song since I now associate it with The Runaways movie.
 

What was funny is that they had the girl (Joan Jett or the other one?) singing this with David Bowie's voice. It didn't seem out of place at all.

Mike Garson is amazing