David Bowie “Hunky Dory”

Hunky Dory

File this under “No kidding.” Who cares if this album is holding an outside straight of massive Bowie classics (Changes, Oh! You Pretty Things, Life On Mars, Queen Bitch).

The problem is the powerhouses tend to overshadow the real gems here. Kooks has to be the best song on this record! Quicksand is great as well, a well orchestrated ballad with rock band climaxes. The ultra catchy Fill Your Heart is another beautiful, piano-led, tune.

With Andy Warhol and Song For Bob Dylan following (before the undeniable Queen Bitch) it’s a wonder people consider The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust the better record. Anyway, that’s more of a Ziggy record than a Bowie record.

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  • I know this is an old post, but i can’t resist commenting. The brilliance of “Hunky Dory” is, I think, that it’s the bridge between Bowie’s old, twee, Deram style and the new, hard-rocking Space Cadet style he was about to adapt. Bowie let his pageboy haircut grow out, both figuratively and creatively. And holy crap is it a satisfying album — not a dud on it.

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