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I bought it on cassette and the same day I went to a garden centre with my mum. I’d ordered it from the local record shop, and Paul, who was in the band, and is my brother-in-law, had dropped it through the letterbox. It’s like one of those weird days. I walked home from school, there was the cassette and we had a cassette player in the car. I went with her to a garden centre, and I listened to 'Low' while she went and did whatever mums do in garden centres, and I was like utterly, my whole perception of sound was changed. Just how something could sound completely different, like 'Breaking Glass', everything on there in fact, 'Sound And Vision', everything on there, everything I heard was astonishing, really astonishing. When I put it on now the sound, dunk dunk, everything is just f****** genius! There are other albums that I love much more, like viscerally much more, like 'Axis: Bold As Love', or 'Five Leaves Left', albums that I can cry to, but 'Low' was the album that had a huge impact on me, just how I saw sound. No other album has done that to me.
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Re: Robert Smith: "David Bowie's Low is the greatest record ever made"
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 12:23:47 »
i don't have this gem in my collection...yet. but it's on the way ;)

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Re: Robert Smith: "David Bowie's Low is the greatest record ever made"
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 13:04:05 »
hey you must have Low, and heroes and scary monsters and outside....oh, all bowie records  :-D
i love him 

meanwhile take a look at these, songs from low on 1996 tour and...uh oh, who is that guitar player ? 



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Re: Robert Smith: "David Bowie's Low is the greatest record ever made"
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 19:07:03 »
Robert has often named "Low" as one of his influences (e.g. for the sound on "17 Seconds" LP).
After reading Robert's praise for "Low", I bought the cd re-issue in 1991 and still enjoy it, it is a fabulous album indeed.  :)
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I found an article about a forthcoming exhibition,with a focus on his time in Berlin:

http://www.davidbowie-berlin.de/

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Oh, I'm not so fond of Bowie, apart from the pop stuff of late 80's, too 'mannered' for my liking. It's really funny how you can like someone (Robert, a friend...) and not like the things he/she likes.

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Oh, I'm not so fond of Bowie, apart from the pop stuff of late 80's, too 'mannered' for my liking. It's really funny how you can like someone (Robert, a friend...) and not like the things he/she likes.
Me too.I'm not familiar with his works in the seventies,but when I noticed the article about the
exhibition,I was curious.

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It's really funny how you can like someone (Robert, a friend...) and not like the things he/she likes.

Don't think it's "funny". It's just that you don't need a band or a person to think ahead for you and/or tell you what you have to like. Tastes are different and it's good that way. I'm glad though when I can discover a good album like "Low" by reading interviews with RS.
(Of course he's also mentioned music/bands I don't like much. So what...)
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Re: Robert Smith: "David Bowie's Low is the greatest record ever made"
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 21:13:43 »
Robert has often named "Low" as one of his influences (e.g. for the sound on "17 Seconds" LP).
After reading Robert's praise for "Low", I bought the cd re-issue in 1991 and still enjoy it, it is a fabulous album indeed.  :)

I've always found that Low is an album that I like to listen to when I'm ill.
There's just one other album that I like to listen to when I'm ill, and that's Ultra by Depeche Mode.
Go figure.

I've always loved Low since I bought it, but I've never found it as groundbreaking because when I did, I already had the Heroes album, which I bought much long before.
I can see why it was so groundbreaking, but to me, it was Heroes (and it blew me away indeed), as well as the other two Bowie & Iggy albums (The I.diot and Lust For Life).

But to me, and in hindsight, the really groundbreaking Bowie album was Station To Station, which actually is the Bowie hardcore fans' favest... Station To Station was released in 1976, but it sounds totally 80's.

:( Still can't listen to him though. It's only been months.  :smth100


 

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