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Friday, March 4, 2016

The Daily Bowie #44 - "Fashion"


The Daily Bowie #44 - "Fashion"

"It's big and it's bland full of tension and fear"


British music magazine Mojo had planned a 35th anniversary special of David Bowie's album Scary Monsters and Super Creeps for the January 2016 issue, which became more special and poignant when David Bowie a few days after its release.

I have been reading the Bowie articles in the magazine, especially the article on the making of the album and key songs, including "Fashion," with guitar licks by Robert Fripp, who grasped the song's "sarcasm and dread."


FROM PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME: "FASHION"
"Robert Fripp, seemingly channeling the Gang of Four’s Andy Gill in the intro, gets two vicious skronky eight-bar guitar solos, along with his various shrieking outbreaks throughout the song (the one erupting at 2:43 threatens to consume the track whole). While Fripp later called his performance “blues-rock played with a contemporary grammar,” it’s more like a run of dissonant tones that occasionally threaten melodies. Fripp seems to have been recorded by Visconti first across the studio room (the cavernous sound of the opening) and then closer-miked with a flanger applied, with Fripp also possibly using his favorite fuzzbox, the obscure WEM Project 5 that he’d had since Eno’s “Baby’s On Fire.” Fripp cut the solo at 10:30 AM in London after a long drive back from Leeds, where he had played the previous evening. “There’s nothing you feel less like in the world than turning out a burning solo—fiery rock and roll at 10:30 in the morning– just out of a truck. But it doesn’t matter much how you feel, you just get on with it,” Fripp later said. (Graham Coxon allegedly was so intent on trying to capture the sound of Fripp’s “Fashion” solo on Blur’s “London Loves” that the song’s working title was “Fripp.”)"


LINKS


PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME: "FASHION"

"FASHION"

SCARY MONSTERS AND SUPER CREEPS

DAVID BOWIE

MY YOU TUBE DAILY BOWIE CHANNEL



 "it's loud and tasteless and I've heard it before"



"Fashion" - SCARY MONSTERS - 1980




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"Fashion" - SCARY MONSTERS - 1980


There's a brand new dance but I don't know its name
That people from bad homes do again and again
It's big and it's bland full of tension and fear
They do it over there but we don't do it here

Fashion!
Turn to the left
Fashion!
Turn to the right
Oooh, fashion!
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Listen to me, don't listen to me
Talk to me, don't talk to me
Dance with me, don't dance with me, no
Beep-beep

There's a brand new talk, but it's not very clear
Oh bop
That people from good homes are talking this year
Oh bop, fashion it's loud and tasteless and I've heard it before
Oh bop
You shout it while you're dancing on the whole dance floor
Oh bop, fashion

Fashion!
Turn to the left
Fashion!
Right
Fashion!
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep

Listen to me, don't listen to me
Talk to me, don't talk to me
Dance with me, don't dance with me, no
Beep-beep
Beep-beep

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la




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Rest in peace, David. We miss you.

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1603.04 - 8:27 MY TIME - 5:27 BLOGGER TIME


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