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Album: Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)
# Song Title   Time
1)    Future Legend (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
2)    Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
3)    Sweet Thing (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
4)    Candidate (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
5)    Sweet Thing (Reprise) [2016 Remastered Version] More Info...
6)    Rebel Rebel (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
7)    Rock 'N' Roll With Me (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
8)    We Are The Dead (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
9)    1984 (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
10)    Big Brother (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
11)    Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
2)    Diamond Dogs More Info... 0:06
3)    Sweet Thing More Info... 0:03
4)    Candidate More Info... 0:02
5)    Sweet Thing (Reprise) More Info... 0:02
6)    Rebel Rebel More Info... 0:04
7)    Rock 'N' Roll With Me More Info... 0:04
8)    We Are the Dead More Info... 0:05
9)    1984 More Info... 0:03
10)    Big Brother More Info... 0:03
11)    Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family More Info... 0:02
 

Album: Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)
# Song Title   Time
1)    Future Legend (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
2)    Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
3)    Sweet Thing (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
4)    Candidate (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
5)    Sweet Thing (Reprise) [2016 Remastered Version] More Info...
6)    Rebel Rebel (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
7)    Rock 'N' Roll With Me (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
8)    We Are The Dead (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
9)    1984 (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
10)    Big Brother (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
11)    Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family (2016 Remastered Version) More Info...
2)    Diamond Dogs More Info... 0:06
3)    Sweet Thing More Info... 0:03
4)    Candidate More Info... 0:02
5)    Sweet Thing (Reprise) More Info... 0:02
6)    Rebel Rebel More Info... 0:04
7)    Rock 'N' Roll With Me More Info... 0:04
8)    We Are the Dead More Info... 0:05
9)    1984 More Info... 0:03
10)    Big Brother More Info... 0:03
11)    Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family More Info... 0:02
 
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Performer Notes
  • Personnel: David Bowie (vocals, guitar, saxophone, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, percussion); Alan Parker (guitar); Mike Garson (piano, harpsichord, Mellotron, keyboards, Moog synthesizer); Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Newman (drums); Warren Peace (background vocals).
  • Recording information: L Ludolf, Hilversum, Holland (10/1973/02/1974); Olympic and Island Studios, London (10/1973/02/1974).
  • Arranger: David Bowie.
  • After George Orwell's widow refused Bowie the right to use 1984 as the title of his forthcoming album, he instead used the novel as a conceptual blueprint for what became DIAMOND DOGS. Accompanied only by keyboardist Mike Garson, bassist Herbie Flowers, and drummers Aynsley Dunbar and Tony Newman, Bowie played guitar, sax, Moog, and Mellotron, in addition to his contributions as vocalist, composer, arranger, and producer of the album. With the Orwellian themes as a loose backdrop, DIAMOND DOGS has much of the apocalyptic sense of future shock that informed ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS.
  • While the album doesn't have the musical punch or the songwriting strengths of ZIGGY, its gems make it more than worthwhile. The lush strings and dominant wah-wah guitar of "1984" seem like a nod to Isaac Hayes, while Bowie's howls and snarling sax on the title track make it instantly memorable. The glam rock classic "Rebel Rebel," with its edgy guitar riff and strutting 4/4 beat, is the disc's highlight, and one of Bowie's all-time great songs. Amidst the imagery of a gray, totalitarian future, Bowie injected some optimism by including the nostalgic "Rock 'N' Roll With Me," a good time, rootsy number that presaged his next transformation into the blue-eyed soul singer of YOUNG AMERICANS.
Professional Reviews
Q (11/99, pp.140-1) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...all apocalyptic doom and nightmare vision...fueled by cocaine psychosis, Watergate and the three-day week. This slice of literary concept rock has improved with age..."

Uncut (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[Y]ou could still argue that DOGS was the first bling bling album; a brutally urban, hardcore artefact."

Mojo (Publisher) (2/02, p.84) - "...A melange of rock'n'roll pastiche, Stateside superfunk and outbursts of avant-garde noise...compares well with its more successful, accessible predecessors, ZIGGY and ALADDIN SANE."
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