David Bowie, Diamond Dogs (1974)
One of my favourite David Bowie albums – in as much as I have half a dozen of them. The post-Ziggy Orwellian concept-album/rock-opera with Bowie’s own shitty guitar (which I love). I’ve been loving, lately, seeing the straight line with Bowie albums (not the same straight line he was staring at before he made so many of these albums, white and chalky). You can see the sound of the next album emerging from the one you’re listening to. And so Diamond Dogs has been getting a revisit lately. One of the first Bowie LPs I found myself with (inherited, somehow, somewhere, long ago). One of the first of his original albums I heard. And that was good too because there are only a couple of the “hits” on this album – but actually a lot of the great songs on this record are better than some of the “hits” that I knew from other records by Bowie. But you know what I love most: the cover. Reason to own the vinyl – and then to open it up and enjoy Bowie as a dog.
[Here’s the whole album, have a hoon]
Sample Track: Diamond Dogs
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