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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:53 PM
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Poll question: Battle of the Bands: Marvin Gaye vs. David Bowie
It's another really tough choice between these two giants. Vote your choice.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:58 PM
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1. Somebody else just voted for Marvin Gaye!
:hi:
{But I love David Bowie too}
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 07:58 PM
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2. Not fair, different genres
Marvin Gaye's my choice, though.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:02 PM
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4. I classify them as male singers
soul/rock/pop/r&b they both messed with and mixed it all up and are male singers first, right?
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:38 PM
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13. Yep, you're right about that
I tend to calss Marvin as a pop/soul/r&b guy and Bowie as a pop/rock kinda guy. "Let's get it on....ahhhh, baby, let's get it owaon...."
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:43 PM
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14. Both had definite phases of their individual careers, both creative,
and they both are truly great. It's a tough choice between them.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:01 PM
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3. I have to go with my homie, Marvin
He's the King of Gettin' Down
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:08 PM
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5. "What's goin' on?"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
eom
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beanball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:15 PM
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6. Sexual feeling
thats whats going on.
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:16 PM
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7. Edge has to go to Marvin Gaye
though I love the both of them
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:18 PM
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8. It's a shame
that more people aren't voting for Marvin, on this, the day before Valentine's Day.

Something is wrong here.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:19 PM
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9. Wow, I've lost all faith in DU
I can't believe that Bowie isn't blowing marvin away. Not that Marvin is bad - he's got fun music, and was impressive in his genre - but come on, we're talking BOWIE here, a true visionary, someone who helped redefine and recreate rock music, who has always pushed further and beyond what he's done before, trying new things, exploring, being creative.

He's one of the true giants.

(please note: my subject was a bit of hyperbole)
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:29 PM
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10. Marvin did all that too
he pushed and explored a lot not just soul/r&b but world music, pop music, hybrids...
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:30 PM
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11. There I've tied it up
Enjoy both at different times. Hate having to make choices like this.
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:32 PM
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12. Bowie, without a doubt...
n/t
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Red_Storm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 08:57 PM
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15. not even close..........

Marvin...........Bowie is not in the same league, singing, songwriting, arranging, musicianship, live performer.......
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 09:04 PM
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16. Tied it up again
Marvin was cut in his prime though, so that would give Bowie the edge.

FYI: April 1, 2004 marks the 20th anniversary of Marvin's death.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 09:19 PM
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17. This one is close.
Dead even.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 09:43 PM
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18. It took a half an hour to get a vote for Bowie
to break the tie...
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:12 PM
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19. While I couldn't vote in the dylan/beatles poll,
this one was no contest. Bowie.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:33 PM
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20. I like Marvin, but Ziggy Stardust kicks ass.
n/t
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:40 PM
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21. Have to agree...
While I like them both, I saw Bowie live during the Ziggy Stardust tour. (yes, I'm dating myself there.) One of the best live "shows" I've ever witnessed. It was not merely a concert.

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zanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:52 AM
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36. Ziggy Stardust concert must have been incredible.
I was in a college dorm room when I first heard Ziggy Stardust. I think I related to the tone of despair/vitality coming out of that vinyl. I called it "sarcastic angst". It still kills me to hear it.
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sleipnir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:41 PM
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22. Bowie is God.....
Marvin is a bump on the musical road of history.


Bowie will be played for centuries to come, a vertiable Mozart.

Bowie is the best Male "Artist" in the last 30 years.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:44 PM
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23. Oh I think "Inner City Blues" will be around
as long as there are inner cities...
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Red_Storm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:49 PM
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24. I think an enormous creative force like Marvin will be around...

FOREVER.........no need to respond to silly comments disrespecting this gifted artist's work and legacy......
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 10:52 PM
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25. The trouble with youth is that it's wasted on the young
heh?
LOL.
"Hitchhike"!
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 11:49 PM
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26. Still dead even
at 21 each.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:29 AM
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27. This is so close, and now it needs a kick
:kick:
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:38 AM
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28. Bowie
Much love and respect to Marvin, but Bowie works on levels that he never would've dared to.
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MattBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:16 AM
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Bowie Schmowie
Marc Bolan paved the way for Bowie
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:20 AM
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31. snigger.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:47 AM
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29. I wonder if Grovelbot will vote
in this amazingly difficult poll?
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 10:12 AM
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33. who did you vote for grovelbot?
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:22 AM
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32. Bowie
His music spanned genre and was ahead of its time.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:44 AM
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34. WOW.
One vote difference after being up all night.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:47 AM
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35. Can I vote for "Both"?
The influence of each is undeniable, albeit in differing areas of popular music. It's like asking "Would you rather lose a heart or both lungs?".

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 11:54 AM
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37. Both inspire the listener
but you have to chose one-go with your feelings on this as both are truly great IMHO. I love their stuff too.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:00 PM
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38. Sorry. Can't choose.
The two can't be compared. If you'd said "Marvin vs. Barry White" or "Bowie vs. Zevon", I'd be able to do it.

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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 12:03 PM
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39. Well, stop back later you might change your mind on this...
Later,
Bob
:hi:
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:18 PM
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40. Let's kick this one more time
because this one is so close of a battle for votes.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:31 PM
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41. Marvin! He could sing circles around Bowie.

And he was a lot sexier!
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:14 PM
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42. I'm doing the right thing with this one-it's a DRAW.
They both win!
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