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JHZ
(between Clark and Hilldale)
Posted: Jun 13, 2018 6:01
 

 themusicroob wrote:
Was anyone else infuriated when Hermione acted like this was the most obscure, hard to find song in the world in The Perks of Being a Wallflower?

 Yes. But then I got to thinking: the story is set in the early to mid-90s in a Pittsburgh suburb - internet was available, but not used every day (no smart phones ...), if your friends or siblings did not listen to something cool you woudl have to be lucky to find it on a mainstream rock station or one of the "alternative" stations or maybe hear it in a record store. It seems possible that one of these guys caught the song on a radio station, did not know who it was ... And Bowie wasn't exactly at the peak of his commercial success in the early 1990s.
Or Chabosky just liked the song, thought it fit the theme and then did not care much that it wasn't an obscure song.
kosta_n190
(Macedonia)
Posted: Jun 13, 2018 6:01
 


    May I rate this song with 11{#Music}
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Jun 01, 2018 16:00
 

Not sure if anyone has already posted on the bass-line similarity to the "old Memphis song" "Tryin to Live My Life without You" that Bob Seger sang, and was copied nearly exactly by the Eagles in "the Long Run" - anyways, I like this live track and rated it an 8.

Which reminds me that I'd like to hear BillG play some "song A vs song B" comparisons, like "He's So Fine" vs. "My Sweet Lord", etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryin%27_to_Live_My_Life_Without_You

Long Live RP!! 

bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: May 04, 2018 6:31
 

 bmeador wrote:
This BBC feature is a must-watch.

Absolutely fascinating.

Take a few minutes.


 
What a great share, thanks!
lmic
(Harmless Little Bunny)
Posted: Jan 10, 2018 13:40
 

Thank, you, Bowie.
Thanks, Bill. 
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: May 28, 2017 1:30
 

Thank you David Bowie for

Heroes

8 - Most Exellent  for me


aelfheld
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 8:01
 

 OHMish wrote:
I don't think this is the official/best version.

One version starts with "I will be king", the other starts with "I wish I could swim"
 
The first is from the version initially released.
aelfheld
Posted: Apr 12, 2017 7:59
 

 DoctorWho wrote:
Repetitive, unimaginative, wrist-slittin' music...
 
Go right ahead then.
Ghiaap
(Haarlo, The Netherlands)
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 6:38
 

 max_p wrote:
I prefer the short version

 
Can't be long enough for me
below72
(Sunset Beach, NC)
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 6:36
 

{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
Sweet_Virginia
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 6:35
 

 wow... you may need to blast off to an alternate universe

DoctorWho wrote:
Repetitive, unimaginative, wrist-slittin' music...

 


DrLex
(Belgium)
Posted: Jan 10, 2017 6:34
 

 OHMish wrote:
I don't think this is the official/best version.

One version starts with "I will be king", the other starts with "I wish I could swim"
 
Indeed, this is different from the version I know. But it is nice to hear a little variation now and then.
DoctorWho
(The T.A.R.D.I.S. - where else would I b)
Posted: Dec 10, 2016 15:39
 

Repetitive, unimaginative, wrist-slittin' music...
sunflowerbee
(Hillsboro - somewhere in southern Ohio)
Posted: Dec 10, 2016 15:31
 

{#Meditate} {#Meditate} {#Meditate}
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Sep 15, 2016 0:02
 

 bmeador wrote:
This BBC feature is a must-watch.

Absolutely fascinating.

Take a few minutes.
 
The genius that is Tony Visconti, too.  Thanks for this, friend.
max_p
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 8:54
 

I understand why there are many short versions of this.
bmeador
(24fps, Lake Murray, SC)
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 8:53
 

This BBC feature is a must-watch.

Absolutely fascinating.

Take a few minutes.

OHMish
(Copenhagen)
Posted: Sep 14, 2016 8:53
 

I don't think this is the official/best version.

One version starts with "I will be king", the other starts with "I wish I could swim"
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Sep 08, 2016 12:43
 

O wir koennen sie schlagen !  {#Crown}
Foot
(NorCal / Wine)
Posted: Aug 13, 2016 20:55
 

If there can be a best of all time, this might be it.