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Re: Bowie, genius or not...
Jul 27, 2010, 20:35
zphage wrote:

Good point, about bringing in the avant garde, but Bowie only really did that on Low, Heroes, Lodger, and Scary. Prior to that he was a tad derivative: pop, folk, soul, dance, hard rock, etc.

Bjork has been able to be adventureous from the get go, partly being exotic and female. Non convetional song forms, not guitar centric, and because of technology she has been able to approach sound purely for textures and rhythms: tonal/atonal/rhythmic/arrhythmic

I thought the Man Who Sold the World was pretty weird for something from 1970. And his lyrics were heavily inspired by William Burroughs amongst other avant garde writers...
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