Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs

Music CD - 1999
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Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Parlophone, 1999.
Edition: Music CD.
Branch Call Number: 781.66 B679DI
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (38 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Other: Disturbing and pushing the envelope in pretty much all ways. Fascinating and off the wall lyrics.

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Immature or sensitive listeners may not recognize the tongue-in-cheek grotesque kitch of the opening monologue of the album. Many references to mayhem, death, destruction, mutation, and alienation.

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Sexual Content: Descriptions of sex & the sad state of young prostitutes

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Violence: Disturbing violent lyrics and imagery

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Coarse Language: "Fuck-me pumps" bitch (female dog, in this case)

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Triple_X_Rex
Sep 27, 2016

Diamond Dogs is a concept album, and the eighth studio album by David Bowie, originally released in 1974 through RCA Records.

Thematically, it was a marriage of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Bowie's own glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world.

Bowie had wanted to make a theatrical production of Orwell's book and began writing material after completing sessions for his 1973 album Pin Ups, but the author’s estate denied the rights. The songs wound up on the second half of Diamond Dogs instead where, as the titles indicated, the Nineteen Eighty-Four theme was prominent.

(*Music-video included*)

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mMat
Jan 07, 2016

~;~ Happy 69th Birthday ★ David Bowie ~;~

''Diamond Dogs''

was recorded
1973-October to 1974-February

William Seward Burroughs II
was 60 years old
when ''Halloween Jack'' was recorded.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Dogs

I'm a BlackStar.

HighSeas Nov 24, 2014

This album is fantastic - particularly this extended release. The bonus track Candidate is a gem; it's not a remake from the original Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) medley. The medley lead in to Rebel Rebel has to be experienced to believe.
FYI, Pin-ups is a great cd to check out to hear David beginning to work these glam muscles. Between Lennon's Rock & Roll LP and Pin Ups are two excellent cover albums from that period; both of which NYPL has.

DAVIDG11 Jul 15, 2012

This would be a really great album to hear if the library actually had it.

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janine9
May 23, 2016

janine9 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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janine9
May 23, 2016

Lurid lyrics of an dismalpost-apocalyptic future in which mutants have overrun the formerly glamorous metropolis of consumption - Manhattan

Several other melancholy songs lament young boy prostitutes shivering in the cold, in-the-closet gay lovers, and tongue-in-cheek vivid but nonsensical imagery to compliment one of Bowie's strongest rock 'n' roll albums.

Get out your magnifying glass to read the tiny lyrics in the liner notes or read them from a lyrics site on-line.

One of the best albums by David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust.

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