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Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« on: June 20, 2020, 05:19:42 AM »
Put aside the fashionable critical consensus. Listen with your heart and your ears instead.

Glass Spider (Studio version)

If you do, you will probably find yourself nodding along in musical agreement. Maybe we can finally admit that we all enjoy this uncool song.

Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 05:44:14 AM »
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The nervous energy carried David through to Los Angeles for a four-day break before two shows at Santa Monica, dates full of promise thanks to the enthusiastic promotion of Rodney Bingenheimer, who by now had opened Rodney’s English Disco on Sunset Strip. A mirror-walled temple to English glam, it was laid on with every staple a Brit muso could need: Watney’s Bitter, sausage rolls and teenage Valley girls. It was this period that most closely resembled Fellini’s Satyricon: the streets were full of boys and girls, men and women offering services both sexual and pharmaceutical; Quaaludes were the drug du jour, popped like jellybeans by most of the crew, although David rarely, if ever, indulged. Prompted by Lisa Robinson, Leee Childers had booked band, crew and hangers-on into the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel, where the two stars – Bowie and Defries – had their own bungalows. Elton John overlapped with Bowie on their stay; David dropped in on him and found him isolated, dwarfed by a mountain of vinyl records. Cyrinda Foxe was flown over from New York. Andy Warhol, film director Paul Morrissey and Iggy Pop were on the scene, while Rodney’s girls descended on the party in a frenzy of what Tony Zanetta called ‘kiddie decadence’. ‘Cracked Actor’, written over that week, was an almost literal depiction of the sleaze on offer; the line ‘since he pinned you baby’ was a straight lift from the paranoid drug argot developed by Lou Reed and John Cale in the Velvets: ‘pinning someone meant they were on drugs – you’d pinned them, you’d got them,’ says Cale.

Rodney’s regular Nancy McCrado remembers her friends Sable and Queenie, both of them in their early teens, sneaking into Mick Ronson’s room, stripping off their clothes and waiting for him, naked. ‘Mick was really upset about it – pushed them out and locked the door.’ Later, Rodney’s girl Lori Madox sneaked with a friend into David’s room. According to Madox, David was tired but eventually proved more obliging than his lieutenant.

Just a quote, not making anything of it.

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Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 04:51:05 PM »
Always felt he just ripped off whatever was popular at the time. Didn't know he'd heard the Tap's Stonehenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAXzzHM8zLw

Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 04:54:46 PM »
I genuinely like the remixed version that came out a couple years ago, for what it's worth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efzVgrda54k

Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 05:17:40 PM »
Half of Never Let Me Down is pretty good. A fuck sight better than everything he did in the 90s and 2000s (Earthling excepted).

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Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 05:42:27 PM »
sidestepping the stonehenge intro, it sounds like one long hookless outro

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Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 07:42:57 PM »
Too soon

Re: Is it time to re-evaluate Glass Spider?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 08:12:00 PM »
The NLMD 2018 reboot was excellent.  Hopefully someone will uncover a written statement where he declared he wanted the same treatment carried out to try and rescue 'Hours'.

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