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The Man Who Sold The World:
Great album. It creates such an eerie, twisted mood, especially with the songs “The Width of a Circle”, “All The Madmen”, “After All”, “Saviour Machine, and the title track. Hearing the latter four in succession will, I think, deeply unsettle most people. Those are my favorite songs from the album, and I think each one is classic.
“Black Country Rock”, “She Shook Me Cold”, and “Running Gun Blues” don’t particularly excite me. Bowie was less involved with creating those songs, and it shows. These songs keep the album off my favorites list.
This is where Bowie really begins to come into his own. The David Bowie/Space Oddity album certainly has it’s high points, don’t get me wrong, but having Ronno on board makes a huge difference. Bowie’s earlier wackiness blends with Ronno’s rock sensibility to create a new level of musical sophistication in his work. There is some marvelously inovative stuff here, both melodically and lyrically.
I’ve never seen any proof whatsoever, but have always suspected that “Saviour Machine” was inspired by the 1969 film Colossus: The Forbin Project. It is good, though quite depressing, film about an American defense supercomputer becoming self-aware and taking over the world.
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