Scary Monsters

Scary Monsters

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by David Bowie
     
 

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David Bowie returned to relatively conventional rock & roll with Scary Monsters, an album that effectively acts as an encapsulation of all his '70s experiments. Reworking glam rock themes with avant-garde synth flourishes, and reversing the process as well, Bowie creates dense but accessible music throughout Scary Monsters. Though it doesn't have theSee more details below

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David Bowie returned to relatively conventional rock & roll with Scary Monsters, an album that effectively acts as an encapsulation of all his '70s experiments. Reworking glam rock themes with avant-garde synth flourishes, and reversing the process as well, Bowie creates dense but accessible music throughout Scary Monsters. Though it doesn't have the vision of his other classic records, it wasn't designed to break new ground -- it was created as the culmination of Bowie's experimental genre-shifting of the '70s. As a result, Scary Monsters is Bowie's last great album. While the music isn't far removed from the post-punk of the early '80s, it does sound fresh, hip, and contemporary, which is something Bowie lost over the course of the '80s. [Rykodisc's 1992 reissue includes re-recorded versions of "Space Oddity" and "Panic in Detroit," the Japanese single "Crystal Japan," and the British single "Alabama Song."]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724352189502
catalogNumber:
218956
Rank:
18854

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Townshend   Guitar,Vocals
Carlos Alomar   Guitar
Roy Bittan   Piano,Keyboards
Andrew Clark   Synthesizer
Dennis Davis   Percussion
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Chuck Hammer   Guitar
Michi Hirota   Vocals,Voices
Lynn Maitland   Background Vocals
Lynn Maltland   Background Vocals
Hisahi Miura   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
George Murray   Bass
Chris Porter   Background Vocals
Tony Visconti   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Andy Clark   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Artwork
Tom Verlaine   Composer
Peter Mew   Remastering
Hisahi Miura   translation
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer
Nigel Reeve   Remastering
Edward Bell   Artwork,Illustrations,Cover Art

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