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David Bowie - Lodger (1979) - €10,00

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Lodger is the 13th studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie.
It was originally released in May 1979 by RCA Records.
The third and final release of the Berlin Trilogy, following Low and "Heroes" (both 1977), it was recorded in Switzerland and New York City with collaborator Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti.
Unlike Bowie's previous two albums, Lodger contained no instrumentals and a somewhat more pop-oriented style while experimenting with elements of world music and recording techniques inspired by Eno's Oblique Strategies cards.

The album was not, by Bowie's standards, a major commercial success.
Indifferently received by critics on its initial release, it is now widely considered to be among Bowie's most underrated albums. It was accompanied by several singles, including the UK Top 10 hit "Boys Keep Swinging".

On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. "D.J.," "Look Back in Anger," and "Boys Keep Swinging" have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals.
Lodger has an edgier, more minimalistic bent than its two predecessors, which makes it more accessible for rock fans, as well as giving it a more immediate, emotional impact. It might not stretch the boundaries of rock like Low and Heroes, but it arguably utilizes those ideas in a more effective fashion

It is one of Bowie's most influential works, particularly to the 1990s Britpop movement, with two major Britpop bands, Oasis, who named their 1996 number-one hit "Don't Look Back in Anger" after Lodger's "Look Back in Anger" and Blur, who used the same chord sequence as "Fantastic Voyage" and "Boys Keep Swinging" in their 1997 hit single "M.O.R.".

Side A
A1.  Fantastic Voyage - 2:55
A2.  African Night Flight - 2:54
A3.  Move On - 3:16
A4.  Yassassin - 4:10
A5.  Red Sails - 3:43

Side B
B1.  D.J. - 3:59
B2.  Look Back in Anger - 3:08
B3.  Boys Keep Swinging - 3:17
B4.  Repetition - 2:59
B5.  Red Money - 4:17

Production team

Release:  1979
Format:  LP
Genre:  Art Rock, Experimental Rock
Label:  RCA Records
Catalog#  PL-13254

Vinyl:  Good
Cover:  Good

Prijs: €10,00


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