DAVID BOWIE : BIG BROTHER [1974]

Ένα από τα σημαντικότερα από κάθε άποψη, τραγούδια του David Bowie, είναι, “παραδόξως”, ένα από τα λιγότερο ακουστά. Πρόκειται για το φινάλε του άλμπουμ του, Diamond Dogs – το ακούμε μαζί με την καταιγιστική του coda, “Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family”.

One of the most important, from any aspect,
David Bowie’s songs, is “strangely” one of the less heard. It ‘s the conclusion of his album Diamond Dogs – we hear it, along with its riveting coda, “Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family”.

Don’t talk of dust and roses
Or should we powder our noses?
Don’t live for last year’s capers
Give me steel, give me steel, give me pulsars unreal
He’ll build a glass asylum
With just a hint of mayhem
He’ll build a better whirlpool
We’ll be living from sin, then we can really begin
Please savior, saviour, show us
Hear me, I’m graphically yours
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
We want you Big Brother, Big Brother
I know you think you’re awful square
But you made everyone and you’ve been every where
Lord, I’d take an overdose if you knew what’s going down
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
Someone to claim us, someone to follow
Someone to shame us, some brave Apollo
Someone to fool us, someone like you
We want you Big Brother


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10 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau November 21, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    I hadn’t heard this one before. Very unsettling.

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    1. Oannes November 21, 2021 at 5:36 pm

      Yes. Bowie at his best, I believe.

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      1. Liz Gauffreau November 21, 2021 at 11:14 pm

        I remember watching a documentary on his career not long after he died. I was surprised at his early work. It was just dreadful. (Although, I suppose everyone’s early work is just dreadful.)

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        1. Oannes November 21, 2021 at 11:39 pm

          If you mean the stuff he wrote / recorded before Space Oddity, we’re talking about a person under 21 years of age. Most of his early work is insignificant, sometimes in an annoying way, but I wouldn’t call it dreadful. Nor would I say that everyone’s early work is dreadful – and I’ m not just referring to ‘wunderkinds’ like Mendelssohn or Mozart…

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          1. Liz Gauffreau November 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm

            You’re right, of course.

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  2. Timothy Price November 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Great song. The chant is really fun.

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    1. Oannes November 21, 2021 at 6:39 pm

      Oh yes it is. As if the song wasn’t enough!

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  3. Dale November 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I didn’t know this one at all!

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    1. Oannes November 21, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Yes funny isn’t it? one of his finest songs ever, to my opinion. The whole album is fantastic and also underrated, apart from “Rebel Rebel” [the hit]

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      1. Dale November 21, 2021 at 6:38 pm

        Goes to show. The radio stations get stuck on one or two and dismiss the rest!

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