30 Comments (since 14 Jan 2013)
Beautiful in any and every language.
Spiel ohne Grenzen! Krieg muss man schwänzen...
@thisismymistake Peter Gabriel sings in German too?
This song has suddenly become more sinister and authoritative.
@BertrandRustles Yes, but this is my favourite version :)
@SueSkinner Sorry Sue, just being a bit facetious.
I'm going to watch The Hunger now...
@HaveACuppaTea Ha! You were right. The "I will be king" at 1:18 was spine tingling.
@kemiladashdot Hahaha, to be honest I've never been to Germany, the Germans I've met have been nice (and one or two did have a sense of humour) and quite a few people have told me that Berlin is one of their favourite cities, I'll have to go and visit at some point.
@HaveACuppaTea Absolutely, I had no intention of going down the road of prejudice, stereotyping, hatred etc. However to my ears your original comment was correct, & I should know my wife is German.
@HaveACuppaTea I made up the last part of my comment to give myself some credibility.
@SueSkinner Bowie in German! I have a friend who tells me I'm not a true fan unless I know all the lyrics in German.
@AlicejustMay You're a true fan? I am absolutely a fake. My German is all forgotten, and worse, I own a Greatest Hits album.
@AlicejustMay @SueSkinner I live five U-Bahn stops from Bowie's (and Iggy Pop's) former Berlin haunts. That should count for something, no?
@SueSkinner I only scraped through French at school; as for German - I only know words I shouldn't. I love your daring confession about the Greatest Hits album. You've given me the courage to stand up and say: 'My name is Alice May and I have a Best of Bowie compilation. See, strength in numbers. Or vorschsprung durche technik. Or summat.
@thisismymistake It counts for everything.
@AlicejustMay Well, I feel brave because I have seven others.
@thisismymistake (Hang on... practicing) Sie ist Ein Berlinen! (It's okay to correct my errors and tell me if I did better or worse than JFK. Great news. I've been there. Long time ago, before the wall came down. @AlicejustMay we have a venue for our Barbie outfits!
Berlin.... I was very, very little then...
@SueSkinner What a coincidence! @Catherine and I were just talking about Jimmy Pages' German period-although i think that was a very bad fashion choice as opposed to Bowies' musical detour.
@curtywyshart I don't think you can call that Page's German period - I think it was just "let me dress up into something that's gonna look good on me and stir some controversy" @SueSkinner The only thing that comes into my mind when I hear this song is Bowie's guest appearance in Wir Kinder von Bahnhof Zoo.
This is amazing! Do you know if he re-recorded in any other languages?
@curtywyshart JP a fashion icon? Pardon me for being Dazed And Confused.
@Catherine I've never seen it. I've only found over-dubbed copies on DVD which I definitely do not want
@ cyberspiel No clue. @leejohnson is yer man who will know.
@SueSkinner This is strange - I could swear I was already following you, your icon is very easy to remember. Anyway, tnx for follow. About the movie: the book is better, IMHO. Although it's been 16 years since I've read it.
@Catherine Well we're hooked up now! Thanks for the tip on the book. I will check it out.
@adrian4acn Sorry, missed your comment. According to the reviews, it sort of.... sucked? Or is that just critics being critics?
@AlicejustMay again ,super comm*)
@SueSkinner @cyberspiel Short answer: Yes. Probably too numerous a catalogue to mention. However, French equivalent to this Jam is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=van4ZFqTM3k - for example. Use search term "david bowie [country] language" in Google or YouTube, and you should find what you would like to discover. Cheers.
@SueSkinner Sucked is a bit harsh. Unlike DB it hasn't aged well but I still have fondness for it.