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2013-02-07 12:15:01 PM  
David Bowie's career started in 1969.

Morrissey was probably still walking around with a full diaper at that time.
 
2013-02-07 12:49:36 PM  
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2013-02-07 12:53:55 PM  
I was betting on one being Boy George.  College roommate bought the culture club album because he though the girl on the cover was cute
 
2013-02-07 01:03:38 PM  

Godscrack: David Bowie's career started in 1969.



wasn't that "The Laughing Gnome" garbage around 1966?
 
2013-02-07 01:04:18 PM  
Not sure why "sexually ambiguous" needed to be in the headline, subby. It adds nothing to the story, and isn't relevant at all.
 
2013-02-07 01:05:18 PM  
First of all, I'm glad Bowie isn't totally retired yet. A new album was eagerly hoped for and will be happily received.

Second, why would Morrissey want a pic of Bowie on his album cover? I don't get it, M.

Third, both of these guys have more talent in their pinkies than most current Top-40 artists have in their entire bodies.

Forth, neither one has been "sexually ambiguous" since the 80s, and really, Morrissey has always been pretty up-front about being flamingly, dramatically homosexual. There's nothing "ambiguous" about Morrissey's sexuality. He sings about it frequently.
 
2013-02-07 01:06:44 PM  

rickythepenguin: Godscrack: David Bowie's career started in 1969.


wasn't that "The Laughing Gnome" garbage around 1966?


Yeah, he was doing stuff in the mid-60s under his real name, David Jones. Most of it was weird folksy music, but some of it was genuinely good. The Laughing Gnome is awful, but catchy.
 
2013-02-07 01:11:50 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Yeah, he was doing stuff in the mid-60s under his real name, David Jones. Most of it was weird folksy music, but some of it was genuinely good. The Laughing Gnome is awful, but catchy.


there is an outstanding bio of him, "Starman", I think by Paul Trynka, published about 1-2 years ago.  Highly suggest it.

it was funny too, how the book -- again, published circa 2010 or so -- ends with, "welp, he hasn't released anything since 2004, and hasn't toured since 2006, so, welp, it sure looks like Bowie is done, but at least we have his rich legacy to enjoy.  But yeah, all signs indicate he's done making music."

and then what, 2 weeks ago, he releases a pretty damn good song and promises a new album.  ha.

I like Bowie but on only conversant on the "hits".
 
2013-02-07 01:16:22 PM  
The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA
 
2013-02-07 01:19:29 PM  
I don't know about you guys, but all around the world, the eighties was kinda scary...

to illustrate:

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2013-02-07 01:19:40 PM  
Didn't know Ace and Gary were recording artists...

The more you know.
 
2013-02-07 01:29:24 PM  

Godscrack: Morrissey was probably still walking around with a full diaper at that time.


And he still is.
 
2013-02-07 01:30:45 PM  

CygnusDarius: I don't know about you guys, but all around the world, the eighties was kinda scary...

to illustrate:

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hahahahahahahaha, Loca mia get your body moving, get up on the floor.........locoooooooooooo mia.

Gayest video ever.
 
2013-02-07 01:35:50 PM  
Bowie's image in the 80's was preppie.  Like, Tucker Carlson preppie.

He was maybe the least sexually ambiguous pop star of the decade.
 
2013-02-07 01:39:42 PM  
www.armyoflovers.net
 
2013-02-07 01:39:54 PM  
Oh gods...Pitchfork...
 
2013-02-07 01:40:01 PM  

karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA


A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.
 
2013-02-07 01:42:05 PM  

LeroyBourne: karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA

A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.


If you were being stalked by Reznor, would you run?.
 
2013-02-07 01:42:19 PM  
Google search: Ruining my day since 1998

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2013-02-07 01:44:33 PM  

derpy: He was maybe the least sexually ambiguous pop star of the decade.


I wouldn't go that far.
 
2013-02-07 01:47:43 PM  

karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?



i like it.  i didn't buy it but i thought it was a good poke, all things considered.  the long layoff, his age, the trends.
 
2013-02-07 02:01:13 PM  

CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA

A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.

If you were being stalked by Reznor, would you run?.


Depends.  Strung out skinny Trent?  No, I'd whip his junky ass.  Sober weight lifting Trent of today?  I'd run like hell.
 
2013-02-07 02:26:04 PM  

LeroyBourne: CygnusDarius: LeroyBourne: karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA

A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.

If you were being stalked by Reznor, would you run?.

Depends.  Strung out skinny Trent?  No, I'd whip his junky ass.  Sober weight lifting Trent of today?  I'd run like hell.


I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight reznor. That's my dream; that's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight reznor... and surviving.
 
2013-02-07 02:41:32 PM  
David Bowie? Sexually ambiguous? Not since Labyrinth.
 
2013-02-07 02:47:48 PM  
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2013-02-07 02:52:45 PM  

CygnusDarius: I don't know about you guys, but all around the world, the eighties was kinda scary...

to illustrate:

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I concur
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2013-02-07 03:40:52 PM  
Morrisey is a pop star.  Bowie is too, but is also a rock star, because he actually has, and can rock.

Morrisey has a  great voice, but rock noooooooooooo.
 
2013-02-07 03:51:18 PM  

ZeroCorpse: rickythepenguin: Godscrack: David Bowie's career started in 1969.


wasn't that "The Laughing Gnome" garbage around 1966?

Yeah, he was doing stuff in the mid-60s under his real name, David Jones. Most of it was weird folksy music, but some of it was genuinely good. The Laughing Gnome is awful, but catchy.


One of my favorite Bowie songs is from '66 or so...called Rubber Band.

/I loved his last album (Reality) and still regret not seeing him on tour.  Sounds like I missed my last chance, too.
//Will buy the new album.
 
2013-02-07 03:53:54 PM  
i.mol.im

Let judge Simon le Bon's mustache handle this.
 
2013-02-07 04:04:48 PM  

LeroyBourne: karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA

A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.


What I love about Bowie is the fact that he is constantly trying new thigns. Even when I don't like a particular era of his, he stays near the top of my all time favorites. The guy is simply awesome.
 
2013-02-07 04:06:15 PM  

derpy: Bowie's image in the 80's was preppie.  Like, Tucker Carlson preppie.

He was maybe the least sexually ambiguous pop star of the decade.


It just bothers me that subby put it in the headline at all, no reason for it to be there, not even part of a joke, yet they tell us that a "catchy" headline will help the chances of getting greened...
 
2013-02-07 04:13:21 PM  
Morrissey is a nut-job cock sucker. That's all I have to say
 
2013-02-07 04:21:04 PM  

Mikey1969: LeroyBourne: karnal: The single from Bowie's new album....is it just me or does it suck?


Disappointed in LA

A lot of the older folks I know that grew up to his music said the same thing when David Bowie went to dance music in the 80's. It took about 10 years for the hard-core glam fans to warm up to it. This is kinda how I feel about his techno stuff, I don't really like it, but their are some gems. If you excuse me I must fire up 'im afraid of americans' with Trent Reznor.

What I love about Bowie is the fact that he is constantly trying new thigns. Even when I don't like a particular era of his, he stays near the top of my all time favorites. The guy is simply awesome.


I agree, he might put some garbage out, but that doesn't effect how I feel about him overall. My sister made this ornament out of felt for me this past x-mas. Needless to say the family knows I'm a big fan.
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2013-02-07 04:22:34 PM  

abhorrent1: Morrissey is a nut-job cock sucker. That's all I have to say


He's also crazy.

/and a whiny douche
 
2013-02-07 04:43:57 PM  
You want androgyny in your rock and roll? Little Richard is your man. Or maybe not. Anyway, all the others owe him a massive debt of gratitude.

(Next up: how everyone from Alice Cooper to GWAR to Marilyn Manson owes everything to Screamin' Jay Hawkins.)
 
2013-02-07 05:24:59 PM  
Bowie doesn't want to be associated with that douchebag Morrissey?  Good for Bowie!!!!
 
2013-02-07 06:24:28 PM  
Bowie ass banged Mick Jagger.

Morrisey ass banged Michael Stipe.

Bowie>Morrisey

Bowie bangs legendary cocksman, Morrisey bangs whiney cocksucker.
 
2013-02-07 06:33:25 PM  

BMulligan: You want androgyny in your rock and roll? Little Richard is your man. Or maybe not. Anyway, all the others owe him a massive debt of gratitude.

(Next up: how everyone from Alice Cooper to GWAR to Marilyn Manson owes everything to Screamin' Jay Hawkins.)


Bowie pretty much started his career because he idolized Little Richard. In fact, Little Richard opened for Bowie in the 1987 Glass Spider Tour in my neck of the woods.

Sadly, the night I went, Richard was ill and couldn't perform. I wish I could have seen him.

Still, the concert was awesome.

/And yes, I actually have the early David Jones music, and know  Rubber Band quite well.
//I've been inches from Bowie on several occasions, but never had the guts to talk to him.
///Maybe the only person who ever rendered me starstruck.
 
2013-02-07 07:29:33 PM  
Morrisey music is good when you wanna go cry in a corner.
 
2013-02-07 07:42:04 PM  
Ask Robert Smith if he likes Morrissey.
 
2013-02-07 07:53:38 PM  
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just teasing. i love david bowie. morrissey can't go cut himself and cry for all I care.
 
2013-02-07 08:03:54 PM  
So, Bowie is embarrassed that he once knew Morrissey? This does not surprise me. That wanker is a no talent ass-clown.
 
2013-02-07 08:41:55 PM  
Morrissey isn't fit to sniff Bowie's underwear.

Morrissey should never be mentioned in the same sentence as David Bowie unless that sentence is "Today David Bowie did the world a favor and stabbed Morrissey to death with a meat thermometer."
 
2013-02-07 08:49:54 PM  
Maybe if Morrisey was less of an embarrassment to himself, Bowie may have let him use the photo. I was laughing at the fact that even though Bowie really has no say if Morrisey uses the picture in his EMI song reissue, Bowie used the threat that he will pull his whole music catalog from EMI.
 
2013-02-07 09:10:55 PM  
When I was in high school in the 80s we listened to a lot of punk rock.

But when the chicks were over we would smoke a little weed and put on the smiths and the cure to show our sensitive sides in hopes of getting a little action.

But the first time I got REAL freaky sex was a bottle of bacardi and i chick I picked up at the Rocky Horror Picture show found my Iggy Pop and Black Flag vinyl, just raped me.

That is when I discovered girls did not like pussies.
 
2013-02-07 10:14:54 PM  
I'd rather listen to Morrissey than Bowie any day. His stuff is just smarter and more singalongable. I made the mistake of starting to read a biography of David Bowie and the writer was so up his own ass about Bowie in that Pitchforkian/gonzo/Thirty-Three and a Third  here-let-me-insert-myself-in-the-story-aren't-I-interesting? kind of way and I was just done with him past a greatest hits album.
 
2013-02-07 10:54:52 PM  

theflatline: When I was in high school in the 80s we listened to a lot of punk rock.

But when the chicks were over we would smoke a little weed and put on the smiths and the cure to show our sensitive sides in hopes of getting a little action.

But the first time I got REAL freaky sex was a bottle of bacardi and i chick I picked up at the Rocky Horror Picture show found my Iggy Pop and Black Flag vinyl, just raped me.

That is when I discovered girls did not like pussies.


You may be upset to learn that there's a high chance that a girl you picked up at a Rocky Horror Show was possibly not  originally a girl.
 
2013-02-08 01:08:31 AM  

Cheron: I was betting on one being Boy George.  College roommate bought the culture club album because he though the girl on the cover was cute


He should have bought Poison's first album as well. Those chicks are HAWT!
 
2013-02-08 02:00:13 AM  

Mikey1969: Not sure why "sexually ambiguous" needed to be in the headline, subby. It adds nothing to the story, and isn't relevant at all.


Mikey1969: derpy: Bowie's image in the 80's was preppie.  Like, Tucker Carlson preppie.

He was maybe the least sexually ambiguous pop star of the decade.

It just bothers me that subby put it in the headline at all, no reason for it to be there, not even part of a joke, yet they tell us that a "catchy" headline will help the chances of getting greened...


"Two gays are heaving catfight over album cover, because they are gay"

TTFY
 
2013-02-08 09:48:07 AM  

shoegaze99: Godscrack: Morrissey was probably still walking around with a full diaper at that time.

And he still is.


heh.  nicely done.
 
2013-02-08 11:07:49 AM  
Is it okay if I like Morrissey AND Bowie?
 
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