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coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Dec 20, 2017 11:11
 

Hearing these mad raucous guitar slashes made me think of Blue Oyster Cult's fab masterpiece "Astronomy;" same time period, too... 
marklaw
Posted: Nov 20, 2017 20:14
 

So, picture it.  Me, friends, in a really nice space.  Downtown to Detroit to Olympia to hear David - waiting for Panic in Detroit, I mean, in Detroit.  Waited, waited, never came.  He decided that night to be a crooner and ditch Ziggy.  Rats.  Still giving the tune an 8.  Dressed like this on Halloween 1974. 
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 15:03
 

{#Dancingbanana_2}As a young man, this songs intro ranked very high with me....still enjoy it !
Schmoogsley
Posted: Aug 21, 2017 10:45
 

meh
Skydog
Posted: May 21, 2017 16:07
 

"Panic in Detroit" is a song written by English singer David Bowie for the album Aladdin Sane in 1973. Bowie based it on friend Iggy Pop's descriptions of revolutionaries he had known in Michigan. It is also interpreted as being written about the 1967 Detroit riots. Rolling Stone magazine called the track "a paranoid descendant of the Motor City's earlier masterpiece, Martha and the Vandellas' "Nowhere to Run"".
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: May 21, 2017 16:03
 

 hayduke2 wrote:
Excellent Artist in so many ways



 
Looks a lot like Che Guevara.
Skydog
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 18:21
 

Bill didn't let us Sat niters down!!
dwhayslett
(Pawleys Island, SC)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 11:59
 

 treatment_bound wrote:

 You've arrived on a rather special night. It's one of the master's affairs.

 
Hey mom what's for dinner?  Oh no, not meatloaf again!
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jan 23, 2017 6:53
 

 kingart wrote:

Frank n Furter before the change. 

 
 You've arrived on a rather special night. It's one of the master's affairs.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Dec 23, 2016 13:21
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list_item/mick-ronson-20101202/mick-ronson.jpg  Mick!

 
Frank n Furter before the change. 
Rusty_Cables
(Connecticut, USA)
Posted: Dec 19, 2016 10:27
 

10 for sure,,,,,,
GTT
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 8:24
 

It is hard to understand how one man could make so much great music.
chris_the_man
(amsterdam netherlands)
Posted: Aug 29, 2016 5:31
 

 kcar wrote:

Beg to differ. To each his own. Just pushed it from 9 to 10 after seeing your comment.  {#Bananajam} {#Bounce}

 
Ditto here
Cueburned
(Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 13:32
 

Huh. I thought Bill was playing Tenacious D.
 
Skydog
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 13:25
 

10
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 3:38
 

I keep clicking the 10 button but the overall rating does not go up.   It still says 7.2.  Shome mishtake, shurley?
kcar
Posted: May 17, 2016 20:09
 

 whomhow wrote:
It's just awful... 3->2.

 
Beg to differ. To each his own. Just pushed it from 9 to 10 after seeing your comment.  {#Bananajam} {#Bounce}
mudman8
Posted: Apr 15, 2016 17:39
 

My folks moved to Detroit when I was in college, and this was on the radio constantly, it really rocks. you always want to turn up early Bowie loud and clear.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 15, 2016 17:35
 

Bill's dealing again
this set is rockin'
boontonite
(New Jersey)
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 14:59
 

Hard to understand the rating on this one. Such strong arrangement and production and such powerful performances. And unique! Unlike any other track I can think of. Special appreciation for the ultra-dense percussion and riveting guitar work. IMO, this one stands out in the amazing Bowie catalog, at least among the hard edged tracks.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 15, 2016 1:10
 

 sirdroseph wrote:
Bowie at his best and yes that guitarist kicks arse!
 
http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/list_item/mick-ronson-20101202/mick-ronson.jpg  Mick!
Ishwara
(Bermuda)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 6:19
 

So much love for Bowie and his legacy
sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 6:19
 

Bowie at his best and yes that guitarist kicks arse!
hugogdt
(Uppsala)
Posted: Jan 15, 2016 0:49
 

It's time to celebrate Bowies life and all the good stuff and great spirit he left behind. Your imagination is the limit.
Antigone
(A house, in a Virginian Valley)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 18:16
 

 Grammarcop wrote:
Sorrow in Detroit.

 
And all over the world.
kretinburger
(Darwin Australia)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 18:12
 

RIP indeed.The world is no longer the same.No more Bowie music.
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 18:10
 

R.I.P. David.  Your creative genius will always be appreciated and hugely missed.  Thanks for the memories.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 18:09
 

Excellent Artist in so many ways


leafmold
(DC)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 18:08
 

One of a kind. We were lucky to have him on earth while we did.
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 4:46
 

Sorrow in Detroit.
misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: May 05, 2015 17:30
 

I used to work in the late 70's with this meathead ex-Marine at GE designing nuclear power plant components. At the time there was some pointless riot somewhere in the US - can't remember the incident- and I said to my scurrilous jinker pal 'Deadboy', "I bet there's a panic in Detroit too!" Just a little joke, to pass the time.  Mr. Meathead overheard my remark and wheeled around, totally sincerely saying something like "No kidding! THIS COUNTRY IS COMING APART AT. THE. SEEEEMS!" How correct he was, but never knew it. There were so many people high on so many kinds of drugs then; I can't remember them all, but Bowie was the soundtrack, drongos!


misterbearbaby
(It's still 1972)
Posted: May 05, 2015 17:14
 

 Grammarcop wrote:

Sloggy:

I like the way you do business. 

 
Absolutely! Speaking as a lawyer and Doctor of Divinity, there's a right way to handle matters like that and Slogggy choose the RIGHT WAY!
whomhow
(changeable)
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 6:47
 

It's just awful... 3->2.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 20:23
 

This still rawks.
Great song, great album.
Grammarcop
(Even The Simpsons make fun of where I live.)
Posted: Nov 29, 2014 6:36
 

 Sloggydog wrote:
No need to panic in Detroit (even when you find yourself drunk out of your skull with a girl you just met being presented with an $800 bill because the rest of your group, whom you only know 1 of,  bailed when the birthday girl threw up at the bar).  Just dodge the bouncers, hide in the Limo and call the girl who's birthday it is to round everyone else up.  Thanks for the free night out in the end MGM Grand. 

 
Sloggy:

I like the way you do business. 
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:45
 

 GTT wrote:
Can someone please explain to me how David Bowie's music can possibly be so good?  I guess what I mean is that all of the greatest R&R music seems to be made by bands, not by one person with backing musicians.  Did he write all of this wonderful music by himself?

 
Simple answer, IMHO, Bowie is a musical omnivore and a brilliant composer and singer who also happens to have been smart enough and/or lucky enough to have brought into his orbit an incredible array of wonderful musicians over the years to support him on his records and tours.



lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:42
 

 DD gypsyman wrote:
After thorough Googling, I am more confused than ever. Apparently, Alomar played on the Isolar tour, in Springfield, in 1796, after getting canned by Bowie's managent just after the Young Americans tour, in 1975, which came out right before the Station to Station tour. Stevie Ray Vaughn was gonna take the reigns after that, but it never happened.

So, it looks like Alomar played the live tour, and Ronson played the studio version. Help! 

 
Stevie didn't come into Bowie's orbit until 1982, shortly before the recording of the Let's Dance record on which Stevie played and for which Nile Rodgers was musical director, taking the role previously held by Alomar and before him Ronson.

Things didn't work out for Stevie or Nile to tour with Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour supporting Let's Dance, so Carlos was back again as rhythim guitar player and band leader, with the great Staten Islander Earl Slick taking over on lead guitar.
GTT
Posted: Aug 27, 2014 12:34
 

Can someone please explain to me how David Bowie's music can possibly be so good?  I guess what I mean is that all of the greatest R&R music seems to be made by bands, not by one person with backing musicians.  Did he write all of this wonderful music by himself?
bmo
(Canada)
Posted: Mar 23, 2014 18:17
 

 Sloggydog wrote:
No need to panic in Detroit (even when you find yourself drunk out of your skull with a girl you just met being presented with an $800 bill because the rest of your group, whom you only know 1 of,  bailed when the birthday girl threw up at the bar).  Just dodge the bouncers, hide in the Limo and call the girl who's birthday it is to round everyone else up.  Thanks for the free night out in the end MGM Grand. 

  wow
Sloggydog
(UK)
Posted: Feb 20, 2014 1:25
 

No need to panic in Detroit (even when you find yourself drunk out of your skull with a girl you just met being presented with an $800 bill because the rest of your group, whom you only know 1 of,  bailed when the birthday girl threw up at the bar).  Just dodge the bouncers, hide in the Limo and call the girl who's birthday it is to round everyone else up.  Thanks for the free night out in the end MGM Grand. 
misterbearbaby
(Marina del Rey, California)
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:40
 

 unclehud wrote:

Fabulously wry lyrics, done with literacy, compelling percussion, and rocking guitar work.  One of dozens of underrated Bowie tunes.





I find myself playing this over and over from my vinyl- it just defines an era somehow. Outstanding performance by Ronson! What a hook!!

rdo
(DC)
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:39
 

{#Eek}  Detroit really is in a panic.

 

(it went bankrupt)

 


oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Dec 18, 2013 11:39
 

you'd think, since I built this bleeding amp, I'd have put in a special Bowie volume setting. Next time.
DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 20:02
 

After thorough Googling, I am more confused than ever. Apparently, Alomar played on the Isolar tour, in Springfield, in 1796, after getting canned by Bowie's managent just after the Young Americans tour, in 1975, which came out right before the Station to Station tour. Stevie Ray Vaughn was gonna take the reigns after that, but it never happened.

So, it looks like Alomar played the live tour, and Ronson played the studio version. Help! 
DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 19:39
 

Mick Ronson at his god-like best. Ranked # 64 by Rolling Stone as Top 100 guitaristas of all time. This was considered his seminal performance.

This was the set March 31st, Springfield Auditorium, Massachusetts, 1976:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Grammarcop
(A mitten surrounded by water)
Posted: Jun 12, 2013 9:01
 

Panic is back in Detroit. With the city government teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, there's real fear that the city will be forced to sell off some of the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts to meet creditors' demands. 

Anybody want a Van Gogh? 
unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: May 30, 2013 7:04
 

Fabulously wry lyrics, done with literacy, compelling percussion, and rocking guitar work.  One of dozens of underrated Bowie tunes.


DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: May 30, 2013 7:03
 

Astonishing album.  Still stands up to it today.  Godlike artist.
Boy_Wonder
(Bath, back in the UK)
Posted: May 14, 2013 15:23
 

 gypsyman wrote:

Carlos Alomar was the guitarist.

 
Sorry but it was the Spiders on this.... not bad for a boy from Hull!

Personnel David Bowie – guitarharmonicakeyboardssaxophonevocalsMick Ronson – guitar, piano, vocalsTrevor Bolder – bass guitarMick "Woody" Woodmansey – drumsAdditional personnel Mike Garson – pianoKen Fordham – saxophoneBrian "Bux" Wilshaw – saxophone, fluteLinda Lewis – backing vocalsJuanita "Honey" Franklin – backing vocalsG.A. MacCormack – backing vocals

Posted: Dec 31, 1969 16:00