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The album that brought DB to the masses is about to be 40 years old. From my teens through most of my life DB has been a major contributor to my soundtrack. The task my firends tell us your favorite DB track, just one, no lists (Steve) I know it's difficult to pick one from such a vast catalogue, but have a go.

Mine

Rock 'n' Roll with Me (Diamond Dogs)

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Ashes to Ashes

From the very first time I heard

I've never done good things

I've never done bad things

I never did anything out of the blue

I knew it was a song that I would always consider special.

Bowie is, for me, the greatest ever solo artist. I have only ever seen him once in concert (at Old Trafford Cricket ground) and he absolutely demands attention on the stage.

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I thought it was a bit of an insult for Bowie to be regarded as part of the Glam Rock era , yes he had an image that fitted in with that style but when he's featured in doccumentries along side artists such as Sweet, Mud, The Rubettes, Alvin Stardust etc etc , its taking the piss slightly.

Bowie song for me has to be Starman , Top of the pops and Mick Ronson shoulder to shoulder is a tv monemt i love.

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As you don't really know him you may as well do what most people do and start with a greatest hits package of some sort. Like most artists a lot of his most memorable tracks are album ones however the greatest hits / singles collection thing gives you an introduction via the commercially successful tracks.

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See the mice in their million hordes

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads

Rule Britannia is out of bounds

To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a sadd'ning bore

'Cause I wrote it ten times or more

It's about to be writ again

As I ask you to focus on

Sailors

Fighting in the dance hall

Oh man!

Look at those cavemen go

It's the freakiest show

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Very tough, very tough. One song Tim ?I was bought up on Bowie. My Dad was Led Zep my Mum was Bowie. I never stood a chance.

Where do you start, i mean just one song?! Can i not even go for an album (Low)? No , you say Tim ?

Well in that case it has to be...'Rock N Roll Suicide'

Tough. Its like Sophies Choice.

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Very difficult! I was gonna go with "Changes", but opted for...

Have to go with this although I was torn between this and Loz's choice, or Gene Genie - f**k. While Bowie is hugely successful I still think he is under rated at the same time.. I just don't think people realise, especially now, how good and influential he has been. I know these things are always down to taste and you shouldn't impose but surely Bowie must be acknowledged as one of the most dynamic and 'different' stars of many eras. I used to love how my dad got so wound up at that 'freak' on the telly - just made me pay more attention. The drums in Sound and Vision and the overlayed vocals are brilliant - one of those songs you can just play in your head and it makes you feel good and 'cool'.

The Laughing Gnome - well what can you say

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The album that brought DB to the masses is about to be 40 years old. From my teens through most of my life DB has been a major contributor to my soundtrack. The task my firends tell us your favorite DB track, just one, no lists (Steve) I know it's difficult to pick one from such a vast catalogue, but have a go.

Mine

Rock 'n' Roll with Me (Diamond Dogs)

I have to say, this is an excellent thread Tim

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I have to say, this is an excellent thread Tim

ive spent a night on youtube playinganything from the excellant Lady Grinning Soul to the little bombadier . Bowie was very diverse in his tunes.... a diversity that was eventually to lose me as a fan.

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