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Thread started 06/08/11 8:44am

Harlepolis

David Bowie Fans - Whats The Ultimate Biography Book?

Something in the same vein of "DMSR". I'm enjoying his music from a newbie perspective, but I seem to enjoy music more if I read the process behind making it.

Thanks for the help.

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Reply #1 posted 06/08/11 11:08am

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"Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross

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Reply #2 posted 06/08/11 11:15am

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Not like 'DMSR', as it's no biography, but get this: The Complete David Bowie (Nicolas Pegg)

Extensive information on EVERY song, EVERY album etc. Amazing. nod

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Reply #3 posted 06/08/11 11:21am

Harlepolis

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I've been enjoying the Berlin era so much, I needed to get the tea behind the music.

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Reply #4 posted 06/08/11 12:23pm

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Harlepolis said:

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I've been enjoying the Berlin era so much, I needed to get the tea behind the music.

Hey Harlepolis!

For the full Berlin effect you also need the 2 Iggy Pop album

"Nightclubbing" and "Lust for life" that he and Bowie did at the same time.

I also have an excellent book "Bowie in Berlin-A new career in a new town"

/peace Manki

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Reply #5 posted 06/08/11 12:41pm

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manki said:

Harlepolis said:

Obliged nod

I've been enjoying the Berlin era so much, I needed to get the tea behind the music.

Hey Harlepolis!

For the full Berlin effect you also need the 2 Iggy Pop album

"Nightclubbing" and "Lust for life" that he and Bowie did at the same time.

I also have an excellent book "Bowie in Berlin-A new career in a new town"

/peace Manki

Really good if you are interested in the Berlin era nod

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Reply #6 posted 06/08/11 12:56pm

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It's not a biography, but enjoyed this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Dav...amp;sr=8-1

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Reply #7 posted 06/08/11 1:10pm

Harlepolis

manki said:

Harlepolis said:

Obliged nod

I've been enjoying the Berlin era so much, I needed to get the tea behind the music.

Hey Harlepolis!

For the full Berlin effect you also need the 2 Iggy Pop album

"Nightclubbing" and "Lust for life" that he and Bowie did at the same time.

I also have an excellent book "Bowie in Berlin-A new career in a new town"

/peace Manki

Long time no see hug I'm so glad this thread pulled you out of the lurk mode, Manki.

Thanks for the tips. I already have "The Idiot" album, which I really enjoyed, so "Lust for Life" could be the natural next step.

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Reply #8 posted 06/08/11 1:25pm

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Harlepolis said:

manki said:

Hey Harlepolis!

For the full Berlin effect you also need the 2 Iggy Pop album

"Nightclubbing" and "Lust for life" that he and Bowie did at the same time.

I also have an excellent book "Bowie in Berlin-A new career in a new town"

/peace Manki

Long time no see hug I'm so glad this thread pulled you out of the lurk mode, Manki.

Thanks for the tips. I already have "The Idiot" album, which I really enjoyed, so "Lust for Life" could be the natural next step.

Great to see you too hug

If you like "The Idiot" you gonna love "Lust for life".My favourite track is "Some weird sin",

but all of the tracks are great.It sure was a creative phase,the Berlin era

/peace Manki

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Reply #9 posted 06/08/11 1:30pm

Harlepolis

manki said:

Harlepolis said:

Long time no see hug I'm so glad this thread pulled you out of the lurk mode, Manki.

Thanks for the tips. I already have "The Idiot" album, which I really enjoyed, so "Lust for Life" could be the natural next step.

Great to see you too hug

If you like "The Idiot" you gonna love "Lust for life".My favourite track is "Some weird sin",

but all of the tracks are great.It sure was a creative phase,the Berlin era

/peace Manki

Of all his discography, the Berlin trilogy resonated with me best right now. Its funny because listening to his music at first, they were the hardest to get into.

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Reply #10 posted 06/08/11 5:15pm

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"Strange Facination" is an excellent biography of David Bowie by David Buckley. One of the best. You can find it on Amazon. wink

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Reply #11 posted 06/09/11 12:47am

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I'm not really a fan so much as mildly fascinated and kinda wondering what everybody 'sees' in his music. Trying to figure that out, I checked out this book from the library last year. I still haven't finished it, but I guess it's good for someone like yourself that's new to him and doesn't know every last thing about the man.

http://www.davidbowiebook.com/

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Reply #12 posted 06/09/11 1:41am

Harlepolis

Thank you guys, this is really helping.

I saw the Marc Spitz book in the airport last month and read a few passages from it and kinda like it, you're right I'm still in the newbie state but the few things I listened to made me wanna dig deeper since my appreciation of music grows once I read about the stories behind its recordings.

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Reply #13 posted 06/09/11 2:20am

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Harlepolis said:

Thank you guys, this is really helping.

I saw the Marc Spitz book in the airport last month and read a few passages from it and kinda like it, you're right I'm still in the newbie state but the few things I listened to made me wanna dig deeper since my appreciation of music grows once I read about the stories behind its recordings.

Yeah, the further you go into the book they start talking about where Bowie's head was at and what place he was in in his life when he did this or that album....basically you get the general story behind everything. There's probably books that do go even further in-depth, but I think it's a pretty good starting point.

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Reply #14 posted 06/09/11 2:39pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

"Strange Facination" is an excellent biography of David Bowie by David Buckley. One of the best. You can find it on Amazon. wink

YEs,that's a great book!

/peace Manki

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