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What genre is Black Tie White Noise??

August 17 2012 at 6:30 PM
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Hi Everyone
One of my fav DB albums is Black Tie White Noise but I can never pin point what genre it comes under. Obviously its Bowies own style but there must have been influences, I always think of it being more acid jazz and early Britpop i.e Happy Mondays?
What does everyone think, where are the influences?
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hm
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Re: What genre is Black Tie White Noise??

August 17 2012, 7:18 PM 

So you're saying it's 'Baggy'?

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August 17 2012, 7:20 PM 

What do you mean by "baggy"?

 
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August 17 2012, 7:18 PM 

Shut it!

 
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August 18 2012, 12:54 AM 

I think its a "coaster music" cd,only fit for stopping your coffee mug marking the table. The worst imo

 
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August 18 2012, 1:00 AM 

Lounge Music...

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Re: What genre is Black Tie White Noise??

August 18 2012, 4:57 AM 

Bowie jazz pop / funk.

Edit...... @ Olly. The term baggy was used to describe the music of the 90s produced by bands involved with the madchester music scene, bands like The Charlatans, Stone Roses, Inspiral Carpets, Happy Mondays etc.

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Re: What genre is Black Tie White Noise??

August 18 2012, 6:34 AM 

Early Britpop too is not a great one, history show that would be NWONW bands like These Animal Men and SMASH. I was thinking about this - what would be Bowie's most 'British' album that could be bracketed into Britpop like those XTC and Kinks albums were? I'd say Scary Monsters.

 
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August 18 2012, 11:19 AM 

I for years kidded myself I liked everything Bowie did ,but if I'm totally honest after Scary Monsters my only full album choices would be Never Let Me Down , 1. Outside ,and Heathen ! though my favorite single would be New Killer Star ? I feel Bowie has to be seen as trendy on some of his albums which I hate ? but this could be my age happy.gif also he's old and that isn't good either because once they make it they tend to just go through the motions which invariably end up without Emotion ?Bowie knows this too ,proof= I Select !

BTWN an album with a couple of half decent tracks ?

 
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August 18 2012, 12:07 PM 

modern jazz pop

BB1, like u said

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August 18 2012, 3:00 PM 

I agree with modern jazz pop too.

I think for me after hearing Real Cool World I steered clear of new Bowie stuff. I liked the Jump They Say single very much and was glad it charted well, but didn't buy the album until the 3 disc reissue, purely because it was so exhaustive. Still trying to figure out why that album was chosen for that treatment. A quirk in the back catalogue I guess what with savage going bust.

 
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August 19 2012, 9:19 AM 

Weirdly, during discussions like this I'd put on the album and see what I thought about it with fresh ears. I enjoyed rediscovering Tonight, I have no desire to put on BTWN.

 
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August 19 2012, 9:26 AM 

I remember Acid Jazz was big at the time too. Now and then it has moments of that. Especially Looking for Lester.

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August 19 2012, 9:30 AM 

If BTWN was anything like Corduroy's High Havoc we'd be having a very different discussion.

Likewise, if Bowie hadn't thought M People were going to be the next big thing but Blur we might be looking at one of the great albums here.

 
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August 19 2012, 8:26 PM 

he was going for the grownups market again the mess that TM ended up as [imho]. He'd just got married, he wanted to be a mass market artist again.....

 
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