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David Bowie — 1984
Album: Station to Station
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5.4

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Total ratings: 133









Released: 1976
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Someday they won't let you, now you must agree
The times they are a-telling, and the changing isn't free
You've read it in the tea leaves, and the tracks are on TV
Beware the savage lure
Of 1984

They'll split your pretty cranium and fill it full of air
And tell that you're 80, but, brother, you won't care
You'll be shooting up on anything, tomorrow's never there
Beware the savage lure
Of 1984

Come see, come see, remember me?
We played out an all-night movie role
You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
In 1984 (Who could ask for more?)
1984 (Who could ask for mo-o-o-o-ore?)
(Mo-o-o-o-ore)

I'm looking for a vehicle, I'm looking for a ride
I'm looking for a party, I'm looking for a side
I'm looking for the treason that I knew in '65
Beware the savage lure
Of 1984

Come see, come see, remember me?
We played out an all-night movie role
You said it would last, but I guess we enrolled
In 1984 (Who could ask for more?)
1984 (Who could ask for mo-o-o-o-ore?)
(Mo-o-o-o-ore)

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Album was Diamond Dogs...
palexis wrote:
yeah, another deep track from one of Bowie's best!
Have to agree! Great at extreme volume, back in the day.
All my time since Ziggy Stardust I have been subjected to mediocre, shreiking, and bellowing from David Bowie, who apparently is universally accorded something approaching genius status. There have been a few of his songs that I felt showed some originality, though not enough to justify the adulation he receives, and some nice tunes, but..really. This performance exemplifies his worst qualities. The warbling that passes for singing is nearly inexcusable. There is a version of heroes that gets lots of airplay that causes my brain to shudder. Rock music sure accepts some wretched vocal performances, no?
Bowie jumped the shark on this one.
When the song has more 1, 2, and 3 ratings than 8, 9, and 10 ratings, it might be time to retire it...
peyotecoyote wrote:
I keep hearing Shaft :eyes:
David Bowie is one bad mother-- :silenced:
thewiseking wrote:
interesting, the disco references, methinks.' did anyone ever stop to consider that the thin white duke was actually the first disco artist? well.............he was.
Yeah!? and I'm the Arch Duke Ferdinand! :puke:
interesting, the disco references, methinks.' did anyone ever stop to consider that the thin white duke was actually the first disco artist? well.............he was.
El_Penguino wrote:
and I raise you a :puke: :puke:
I'll see your :puke: :puke: :puke: and raise you one :no: call
I keep hearing someone puking in my eardrum....what IS THAT!?!? :puke: :puke: :puke:
AaronOfMackenzie wrote:
:puke:
and I raise you a :puke: :puke:
:whisper: it always amazes me how Bill takes songs I consider mediocre and then uses them masterfully in a mix that somehow just WORKS :cheers:
:puke:
MinMan wrote:
The final nail in the coffin that is disco!
What? Disco started in about '75, remember the Bee Gee's, Abba, etc.? This was done in 1974!
isometric wrote:
I've heard from some folks that the 1984 album is about Gay life (in the '80s), which for those in (and out of )the closet, a pretty Orwellian experience...
I believe that 1984 is more about Orwell than about being gay. Kinda like :Warhol, as in holes.
I don't hear disco. But I do hear Love Boat.
isometric wrote:
I've heard from some folks that the 1984 album is about Gay life (in the '80s), which for those in (and out of )the closet, a pretty Orwellian experience...
What? 1984 is a Van Halen album. Bowie's single 1984 came out in '74 on the Diamond Dogs album.
Disco was not a good trend for anyone, even though Bowie comes out better than most. Related: I just watched Labyrinth again last night. The music he wrote for that was way better than this.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Please spare me from this awful song
Seriously. Imagine this song performed at an open mic night by a guy who thinks that passionate singing compensates for bad singing. It was horrible.
I keep hearing Shaft :eyes:
Please spare me from this awful song
I've heard from some folks that the 1984 album is about Gay life (in the '80s), which for those in (and out of )the closet, a pretty Orwellian experience...
bad bowie. 2/10.
The final nail in the coffin that is disco!
this is cool...is it me or does it sound a little like Zappa?
orwellian
Not one of my favorites from Bowie. Conceptually pedestrian. Always seemed like he mailed this one in.
Ah! Yes! 1984!
I was SURE I was about to hear Curtis Mayfield! But I'm okay with Bowie too... c.
yeah, another deep track from one of Bowie's best!
I've liked everything I've heard off this compilation. Have to pick it up.