Monday, January 2
Classic Albums #2 - Hunky Dory
My first classic albums post about the Beach Boys - Pet Sounds went over very well, so here's a second edition about one of my all-time favorite albums, Hunky Dory from David Bowie.
Hunky Dory was released in 1971. The album is a huge leap from Bowie's previous heavy-metal collection, Man Who Sold The World, and it is folk based with a heavy focus on cabaret piano and "tribute" songs. It's the second biggest selling Bowie album, and its glam-rock underdones and sexual ambiguity set the stage for his best selling album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. Rick Wakeman of Yes called Hunky Dory, "the best collection of great songs on one album ever".
The album has a few very familiar tunes, the obvious choices being: Changes, Life on Mars, and Queen Bitch. It also has some fantastic deep cuts, like the semi-epic "Song for Bob Dylan" and the acoustic-based "The Bewlay Brothers."
MP3 Song For Bob Dylan
MP3 The Bewlay Brothers
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