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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Feb 18, 2018

Episode 48: David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) Part 2


Another week has passed, and it's time once again for Brian and Sarah to discuss a classic album. Last week they set the stage for the 1983 album by David Bowie, titled "Let's Dance," by talking about the three-year period between his prior album and this one. They also discussed the release of "Let's Dance," its huge success, and the subsequent worldwide tour. In this episode, they'll discuss the songs on Side One.

Part 2 - Personal History

This is the first time Brian and Sarah are discussing an album that neither of them owned back in high school. Brian explains when and why he got into David Bowie, and what his first Bowie-related purchases were. Sarah says she knew the big hits from this album, and surprisingly seemed to remember seeing at least a couple of the videos as well. But she got into Bowie around the same time, or maybe even a little after, Brian did-- which was a mere 23 years ago. But it should be clear from the amount of information and opinions our hosts have about David Bowie, that he quickly became a very important part of their musical lives.

Part 3 - Track by Track

Last week our hosts talked about the video for "Modern Love," but they didn't really discuss the song in depth. So today they start from the beginning of Side One and cover each of the four songs in detail, and they also discuss the other two videos associated with this side. They talk about Bowie's attempt to send anti-racist messages in those videos, and whether or not he was successful. Sarah reveals her very favorite image of David Bowie is contained within one of these videos. Also, during the discussion, Brian and Sarah mention a variety of beverages, including Pepsi, juice boxes, and pop-- oh wait, it was Iggy Pop, not soda pop! And speaking of other artists, Tina Turner gets a mention as well!

Modern Love
China Girl
Let's Dance
Without You

See the videos we discuss here:

China Girl

Let's Dance

Pepsi - "Creation"


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