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David Bowie — Wild Is The Wind
Album: Station to Station
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1477









Released: 1976
Length: 5:55
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Love me, love me, love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Give me more than one caress, satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind, wild is the wind

You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You're spring to me, all things to me
Don't you know, you're life itself!

Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we're like creatures of the wind, wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

You touch me, I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You're spring to me, all things to me
Don't you know, you're life itself!

Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we're like creatures in the wind, and wild is the wind

Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
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 Pjesnik wrote:


A fan of  quantum mechanics?  
 

Heisenberg would  proud
 KalleB wrote:
By the way, total ratings above 7 are for mainstream musics ...
 
You are a fan of renormalization. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Only Bowie could get away this this.  Both wonderful and terrible at the same time.  Both a 1 and a 10 at once.
 

A fan of  quantum mechanics?  
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Only Bowie could get away this this.  Both wonderful and terrible at the same time.  Both a 1 and a 10 at once.

 
Hmmm, yes, rather schmaltzy, isn't it?   Because it's Bowie, I listen, but with some hesitation.  And I used to have tons of Bowie posters on my walls!!  Wish I still had them, actually.  
Some songs do get you: 10.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Only Bowie could get away this this.  Both wonderful and terrible at the same time.  Both a 1 and a 10 at once.
 
You're bang on, except for the terrible and the 1.  ; )
Love the chords
Never fails to make me smile to hear something that I never have and to find it so likeable. I phrase that differently in my head. Something like "Jeeze, the sh*t I haven't heard."
Only Bowie could get away this this.  Both wonderful and terrible at the same time.  Both a 1 and a 10 at once.
 jadewahoo wrote:
Ah, yes. So emotional, so sublime.

 
{#Hearteyes}
For unknown reasons I had rated this as 2. Somehow it has climbed to 7. What the hell? Maybe I listened. Some Bowie material was, if not subtle, al least measured. This is not but tonight I understand. I guess I got it.
 squidish wrote:
The song has been recorded many times, including twice by Nina Simone, first on the live album Nina Simone at Town Hall (1959) and then in a studio recording included on Wild Is the Wind (1966). David Bowie recorded a version of it for his 1976 album Station to Station. Bowie was an admirer of Simone’s style, and after meeting her in Los Angeles was inspired to record the song for his album.

He's definitely channeling her quiet desperation.
 

 
awesome song (especially wicked music in this version : )
 C57BL6 wrote:

I heard at David Bowie and Iman's wedding there was:

Yoko Ono
Bono
Joey Bowie
No bonobos

 
Zowie!
 joelbb wrote:
You play this a LOT, Bill.  Give us a break.  There are many excellent DB songs.  I guess it could be worse, it could be Yoko.

 
I heard at David Bowie and Iman's wedding there was:

Yoko Ono
Bono
Joey Bowie
No bonobos
 joelbb wrote:
You play this a LOT, Bill.  Give us a break.  There are many excellent DB songs.  I guess it could be worse, it could be Yoko.

 
push PSD then {#Doh}

I will enjoy this one every time it's on the air  {#Good-vibes} 
great song!
Yes, it is a bit long the song...
Love it!  Play it again.  Oh..its not over yet.
 Steely_D wrote:
Freshman year of college. This album comes out (with the white cover). Not many songs - but what songs. 

Wow. How many people change your world the way he did? 

 
Oh my TVC15
https://www.okcmoa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Man-Who-Fell-to-Earth-2.jpg
You play this a LOT, Bill.  Give us a break.  There are many excellent DB songs.  I guess it could be worse, it could be Yoko.
Ah, yes. So emotional, so sublime.
By the way, total ratings above 7 are for mainstream musics ...
Bowie waaay too deep into his idiom.
Freshman year of college. This album comes out (with the white cover). Not many songs - but what songs. 

Wow. How many people change your world the way he did? 
MERVEILLEUX
{#Hearteyes}
Bowie follows Elvis, of course
 primm wrote:
I THINK PROB DB MORE UNDERATED ALBUMS , WOULD LOVE TO HEAR STAY FROM THIS

 
Thanks for that suggestion.  Stay is my all-time favorite.  
Amazing performance of one of the great and oft-covered songs of any era.
Excellent tune.  Really digging the lyrics now come up in the beta site - great addition!
Not my favorite
ELP, Bowie...expecting Prince next.

What a rotten year for music lovers. 
jnesser wrote:

Wow. Nice...
You sound like a wonderful person.

 
Gotta agree with jnesser on this one. A crooner he weren't.
 
Sucks like my vacuum cleaner.
one of the very best
The best !
Sublime 
Equal to Nina's

 
Discovering all kinds of Bowie since his death, this is one of the gems.
{#Guitarist}
stand back, Bill's on a roll
let the Gentleman do his thing 
 johnybladex wrote:

Agree!

 
     Ahh yes the human chameleon. Still with us you just can't see him.
I THINK PROB DB MORE UNDERATED ALBUMS , WOULD LOVE TO HEAR STAY FROM THIS
BILL!

How do you know what I need to hear?  

"Were are you!?!" (as she looks to the rafters)
1976 was a great year for Bowie, with this album and the Man Who Fell To Earth movie. Great summer it was.
Leuchtende Tage ...
... nicht weinen, weil sie vergangen;
sondern lächeln, daß sie gewesen.
 kingart wrote:

Yes. DB was always more a rock performer than a crooner. An ever-out-of-key singing superstar, and this track more off-key than his others. Annoying. C'est la vie. 

 
Wow. Nice...
You sound like a wonderful person.
Whether off-key or not, the vocals are haunting, full of heartfelt emotion and passion. I was just sitting here without particularly listening and when this song started it immediately pulled me in with the depth of feeling he expresses in his singing. 
GODLIKE  (such a great rendition of a great song : )
Beautiful brilliant cover  that introduced  me to this wonderful song.  Check out Nina Simone's version.

The list of people and things that Bowie  introduced  me to is massive.

A major cultural influence on the Western World - and on my life.

RIP 
I always have and always will love you David Bowie. {#Heartkiss}
https://clashmusic.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_feature/public/legacy/files/david_bowie_07_7.jpg?itok=bd9AHLYV
Farewell to a true icon.
 ShaunJ wrote:

After watching the video Lazarus, David Bowie departed this earth as a true artist {#Sad}

 
Agree!
 whomhow wrote:

As for me I remain in the same mood as when I rated this version with 1. Awful vocal...

 
Yes. DB was always more a rock performer than a crooner. An ever-out-of-key singing superstar, and this track more off-key than his others. Annoying. C'est la vie. 
 johnybladex wrote:
Goodbye Mr Bowie!! {#Sad}

 
After watching the video Lazarus, David Bowie departed this earth as a true artist {#Sad}
Goodbye Mr Bowie!! {#Sad}
The song has been recorded many times, including twice by Nina Simone, first on the live album Nina Simone at Town Hall (1959) and then in a studio recording included on Wild Is the Wind (1966). David Bowie recorded a version of it for his 1976 album Station to Station. Bowie was an admirer of Simone’s style, and after meeting her in Los Angeles was inspired to record the song for his album.

He's definitely channeling her quiet desperation.
 
Let's have several hours of dedicated air time to this art master.  David, thank you for bringing so much to us while you were here!
Such a terrible loss.
Wonderful artist.  Thanks for everything David
Poignant. Genius. Especially in the wake of his earthly departure. 
RIP, David Bowie.  Was never a huge fan, but your impact on modern music is clear.  So many of my friends have said you changed their lives.
Great song! Goosebumps! 9!
From the awful to the sublime - at least in my jaundiced eyes

David Bowie — Wild Is The Wind 
 Stratocaster wrote:
I must have been in a mood when I previously rated this a 2. Bumped it up to a 5.

 
As for me I remain in the same mood as when I rated this version with 1. Awful vocal...
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Yargh; falsely accused! Please re-read my original post.
I love this song (and album)!
I was referring to "We Built This City" by Starship as worst song ever.

 
Thanks Beach - I knew I must have gotten it wrong.  And I second your worst ever vote on "We Built This City"
Bowie was apparently so out of it (coke?) that he doesn't remember recording this album.  It features one of my favorites, TVC15.
great song.      awesome musicians too!    (love when psd brings me a beauty like this in the morning  : )
I must have been in a mood when I previously rated this a 2. Bumped it up to a 5.
 ScottN wrote:
Agreed—- Bowie's reading of this jazz standard (Nina Simone's signature song) re-works the song masterfully.

 
*bump*  Don't understand why this is dissed by some RPer's?  {#Think}  I can get indifference or dislike, but —-worst song ever?

 lemmoth wrote:
OldFart and I hardly agree but..... in terms of rock and roll how can being an old fart prejudice you against a nearly 40 year old cut - 60 year old song.

But Beach (Neil Young guy)   - how can you?  bowie and Neil have a mutual admiration society going on.  An Neil is my all time # 5 - David my #2

 
Hard pressed to see how anyone could not like this song. Or Bowie in general.
 lemmoth wrote:
OldFart and I hardly agree but..... in terms of rock and roll how can being an old fart prejudice you against a nearly 40 year old cut - 60 year old song.

But Beach (Neil Young guy)   - how can you?  bowie and Neil have a mutual admiration society going on.  An Neil is my all time # 5 - David my #2
 
Yargh; falsely accused! Please re-read my original post.
I love this song (and album)!
I was referring to "We Built This City" by Starship as worst song ever.
OldFart and I hardly agree but..... in terms of rock and roll how can being an old fart prejudice you against a nearly 40 year old cut - 60 year old song.

But Beach (Neil Young guy)   - how can you?  bowie and Neil have a mutual admiration society going on.  An Neil is my all time # 5 - David my #2
This song  has such an important place in my heart and soul so I can't be objective - 15
 h8rhater wrote:

Wow... you must be a _really_ old fart.

 
possibly some hormones are in order
 oldfart48 wrote:
never understood this geeks popularity, no voice, no class and all new dork.

 
Wow... you must be a _really_ old fart.
 kcar wrote:
Oh and "We Built This City" was performed by Starship--the bitter, rancid remnant of Jefferson Airplane. I think everyone named Jefferson (first or last name) entered into a class-action lawsuit and forced the band to go by one word.

On_The_Beach wrote:

Yep, that one generally gets my vote as worst song ever. Unbearable.

 
Agreed... We Built This City is a bad song and worthy of its infamy. 

It is interesting to note, however, that the Bernie Taupin and Peter Wolf have song writing credits on the track AND it posted #1 in the US, Canada, Australia, went platinum, was nominated for a Grammy, and appears on several movie soundtracks.
 kcar wrote:
Oh and "We Built This City" was performed by Starship--the bitter, rancid remnant of Jefferson Airplane. I think everyone named Jefferson (first or last name) entered into a class-action lawsuit and forced the band to go by one word.
 
Yep, that one generally gets my vote as worst song ever. Unbearable.
 mbwilson wrote:
The worst song ever? by anybody?

 
My worsts, in no particular order: 

Muskrat Love by The Captain and Tenille

Loving You by Minnie Riperton

Most of Yoko Ono's solo music. Who buys her work? Honestly, I'm not trying to be snarky here. 

Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy (yes, that Eddie Murphy). 

Someone else pointed me to PopaZão by K-Fed, but technically it's not music. Don't ask me why, it sucks too much to analyze.  

Oh and "We Built This City" was performed by Starship--the bitter, rancid remnant of Jefferson Airplane. I think everyone named Jefferson (first or last name) entered into a class-action lawsuit and forced the band to go by one word. 
Brilliant. Extraordinary Bowie greatness.
 Chrisparkle wrote:
I like Bowie's version but check out Nina Simone singing this - its amazingly different

 

Loved Bowie's version - still do - and Nina's is very special,
I bought the album when it came out and I've loved all of it since. I love the way he leans on the lyrics.
Didn`t like this song when I bought the album back in the '70-s. Now it is one of my favorites. 
Played right after Love Me Tender has me looking for Silly Love Song next
 mbwilson wrote:
The worst song ever? by anybody?

 
No, that is the Police and "Roxanne."  But this is certainly bucking for worst song ever by Bowie. . . .
 
Your observations that he is a geek, has no voice, no class and is all new dork explain perfectly why you do not understand his popularity. 

Personally, whilst I can't profess to blindly like everything Bowie has produced there is absolutely no denying that the man is a genius and his catalogue of music which spans six decades is full of brilliance.
 


oldfart48 wrote:
never understood this geeks popularity, no voice, no class and all new dork.

 


I like Bowie's version but check out Nina Simone singing this - its amazingly different
 bam23 wrote:
Even heard at nearly subliminal levels, this grates like very few pieces I have ever heard. The hybrid warbling/yodeling vocalizations approach painful. Not everything recorded by Bowie is worth a listen, least of all this stuff.


 I think the overwrought vocals are what make this version great.
Oh yeah and Bam23... thanks for playin', but if you don't get it , you don't get it... not EVERYBODY appreciates good music.. Cheers!!
Idiom?............ Really?.. No offense but THIS is one of Bowies's BEST (at least top 10)... a brilliant take on a Nina Simone song done originally in the early 60's..Admittedly would say this is "only" an 8.5 or 9.0 on the Bowie scale... but, obviously rated by someone  who most likely wasn't even alive when the song was actually RECORDED....... This is poetry put to music by one of the the greatest singer/songwriters of the 20th century..... obviously a harshly, dismissive, and unfairly judged portrayal of the Bowie "Idiom" (?!).....Perhaps the next Vampire Weekend album will TRULY inspire you...
Funny: people seem to like the song or to really hate it.
I think the song's great! 
 slate_dk wrote:
shocked!!! 6.3!!! this is a solid 9

 
No, this is Bowie just a little too deep into his idiom.  I gave it a 6.  If it runs any longer I'll drop that to a 5.


shocked!!! 6.3!!! this is a solid 9
Even heard at nearly subliminal levels, this grates like very few pieces I have ever heard. The hybrid warbling/yodeling vocalizations approach painful. Not everything recorded by Bowie is worth a listen, least of all this stuff.
I'm normally a fan of  David but, wow, this is just terrible.
 Toke wrote:

Ditto, horrifying to put it mildly
 
Yep, his 'music' is horrible.
 oldfart48 wrote:
never understood this geeks popularity, no voice, no class and all new dork.
 
Ditto, horrifying to put it mildly
never understood this geeks popularity, no voice, no class and all new dork.
I feel like that last set of 3 was Bill's sexy break or something.  Talk Talk- Give It Up, then Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, and Bowie...well done, Bill!
 iTuner wrote:
Worst Bowie song ever?

And I'm a fan. 
 



I recant my previous judgement because tonight it is working.
 Jim_Highfield wrote:
A masterpiece. Takes ages to grow on you, like all good music does.
 
Whatever. I'm there. Love this.
 Jim_Highfield wrote:
A masterpiece. Takes ages to grow on you, like all good music does.
 
I'll have to take your word for it for now...its got a long way to go from how I feel about it after my first listen.
Agreed—- Bowie's reading of this jazz standard (Nina Simone's signature song) re-works the song masterfully.
A masterpiece. Takes ages to grow on you, like all good music does.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

That would be "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship.
 
Ahem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clg9AziTfI4
 mbwilson wrote:
The worst song ever? by anybody?
 
That would be "We Built This City" by Jefferson Starship.
The worst song ever? by anybody?
i dance this song with my first girlfriend in1983 and i love it.
I just looked at the ratings distribution on this song.  Votes are all across the map.  It's either the greatest song ever, the worst song ever, or...meh.  I'm in the first camp...it's a great song.
Worst Bowie song ever?

And I'm a fan. 
Last time I heard this here I gave it a "6". Today, for whatever reason, I'm moved to give it an "8". Next time around I may not feel it so much...call me fickle.
Wow...this is gorgeous!  I really have an unhealthy fascination with this guy's music.
Peeps need to give this one a chance. It's grows on you . Trust me.
I re discovered Bowie... he´s really great{#Notworthy}
 Xstar wrote:
Has anyone said yet, Bowie is blowing? {#Ass}  Love the guy but not this tune.
 
Yes, I think that is the consensus even amongst Bowie fans of which I am usually one.
A near perfect moody song. Drifts you to somewhere calm.
Has anyone said yet, Bowie is blowing? {#Ass}  Love the guy but not this tune.
This reminds me of Mike Wazowski of monsters inc singing the "She's out of our hair" song at the end.
 
This album is what I play when I want to "go to Church."
Cut it out Bill - Radiohead you're all I need and now this masterwork by the master himself. - Can't focus on my work.
What's the matter with you people?   Where's your romantic nature?
overatted, even @ sucko-barfo. Pretentious and flaky.
Wow! Radiohead's 'All I Need' to this!? Flippin' amazing, Bill!! Outdoing yourself, sir... thanks for that little mindbend!