279 A Lad Insane

I don’t wanna not like David Bowie. I don’t. He’s amazing. Just because something is older than me, sorta, doesn’t mean I can’t like it. But, I didn’t like Aladdin Sane. It was Bowie’s sixth studio album released in 1973. It became his most successful album on both sides of the pond at that time. The only thing that I recognized about it was the cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Let’s Spend the Night Together.” I didn’t even like that. Ugh. I’m a tad bummed about this. I dunno why. I’m not really familiar with the glam rock era of David Bowie so, maybe, I shouldn’t be. But I had been looking forward to this and I’m bummed I don’t like it.

RCA Records, 1973

RCA Records, 1973

324 Golden Years!

If I had to pick between this album, David Bowie’s Station to Station (1976), and the Clapton album from number 325, I’d pick Bowie. Overall, Station to Station has a better flow for me. The album itself isn’t that long, about 38 minutes but the first song is 10 minutes long. And then “Golden Years” kicks in. I just love that song. I mostly remember the first time I heard it. It was used in either a movie or a TV miniseries based on a Stephen King book. That’s the part I don’t remember, but I do remember the first time that song started and I was kinda blown away. It was at a time when it wasn’t always easy to find out what a song in a movie/TV show was. You had to watch all the end credits and hope they didn’t go too fast. Anyway, I just love that song. The rest of the album is pretty good, too.

RCA, 1976

RCA, 1976