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DAVID BOWIE - HUNKY DORY
'Hunky Dory' was David Bowie's first great album, and still stakes a strong claim for being considered his best.
Side 2 doesn't match the first side, but then that would be a hard ask. First up is the jolly 'Fill Your Heart', with DB on sax. It does go off at a tangent, though, and the strange beginning of 'Andy Warhol' merges with 'Fill Your Heart', but the former is the more impressive of the two. Simple, but very catchy, with seemingly a wall of acoustic guitars, and an explosive ending! Another 20th Century icon is given the Bowie treatment on 'Song For Bob Dylan'. A bit of a curate's egg. Also good in parts is 'Queen Bitch', which sounds more like a powerful track from 'Ziggy Stardust'. 'The Bewlay Brothers' is a moving tribute to David Bowie's schizophrenic half-brother Terry. Moody, atmospheric, quirky, but, above all, a lovely song.
With Rik Wakeman, Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey, and Trevor Bolder all contributing, it was no wonder 'Hunky Dory' remains so acclaimed.
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