Álbum Hunky Dory de David Bowie

David Bowie

Álbum: Hunky Dory

Reseña

"Hunky Dory" apareció publicado el 17 de diciembre de 1971 por RCA Records y fue el primero con este sello tras haber abandonado Mercury. Contó con la producción de Ken Scott y del propio Bowie y fue aclamado por la crítica, estando considerado como uno de los mejores trabajos de David Bowie.

Con algunos ajustes (Trevor Bolder sustutuía a Tony Visconti como bajista) quedaba conformada la banda que acompañaría a Bowie en sus próximos trabajos y que sería denominada como Spiders From Mars. En la producción, el álbum llevaría la etiqueta "Producido por Ken Scott (asistido por el actor)", siendo "el actor" el propio Bowie, quien ya se postulaba también para la interpretación.

Los temas retomaban el estilo de "Space Oddity" e incluía un tema ligero, "Kooks", dedicado a su hijo Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones, nacido el 30 de mayo de 1971. Otros temas más serios que rendían tributo a sus influencias fueron "Song for Bob Dylan", "Andy Warhol" y "Queen Bitch", un homenaje a la Velvet Underground de Lou Reed.

Sin obtener un gran registro de ventas en su momento, sí consiguió una crítica aceptable, siendo valorado como un buen trabajo de David Bowie y considerado como un disco cautivador. La fama del álbum aumentó a raíz de la publicación del anticipo del siguiente álbum de Bowie, "Ziggy Stardust", que provocó una relectura de "Hunky Dory" que le aupó al tercer puesto en Reino Unido.

En 1998, una votación en la revista Q colocó a "Hunky Dory" en el puesto número 43 de la lista de los mejores álbumes de la historia de la música. En el año 2000, la misma publicación lo situó en el puesto dieciseis de los 100 mejores discos de la música británica. Por su parte, la revista Rolling Stone lo ubicó en el puesto 107 en su lista de los mejores 500 álbumes de la historia, una clasificación realizada en 2003.

Listado de canciones del álbum Hunky Dory

  1. ChangesVer letra 3:33

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    letra de Changes

    Oh yeah
    Mm
    Still don't know what I was waiting for
    And my time was running wild
    A million dead-end streets and
    Every time I thought I'd got it made
    It seemed the taste was not so sweet
    So I turned myself to face me
    But I've never caught a glimpse
    Of how the others must see the faker
    I'm much too fast to take that test

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Don't want to be a richer man
    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Just gonna have to be a different man
    Time may change me
    But I can't trace time

    I watch the ripples change their size
    But never leave the stream
    Of warm impermanence
    So the days float through my eyes
    But stil the days seem the same
    And these children that you spit on
    As they try to change their worlds
    Are immune to your consultations
    They're quite aware of what they're going through

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Don't tell them to grow up and out of it
    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Wheres your shame
    Youve left us up to our necks in it
    Time may change me
    But you can't trace time

    Strange fascination, fascinating me
    Ah changes are taking the pace I'm going through

    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Oh, look out you rock n rollers
    Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (turn and face the strain)
    Ch-ch-changes
    Pretty soon now you're gonna get a little older
    Time may change me
    But I can't trace time
    I said that time may change me
    But I can't trace time

  2. Oh! You Pretty Things 3:12
  3. Eight Line PoemVer letra 2:53

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    letra de Eight Line Poem

    The tactful cactus by your window
    Surveys the prairie of your room
    The mobile spins to it's collision
    Clara puts her head between her paws
    They've opened shops down West side
    Will all the cacti find a home
    But the key to the city
    Is in the sun that pins
    The branches to the sky

  4. Life On Mars?Ver letra 3:48

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    letra de Life On Mars?

    It's a God awful small affair
    To the girl with the mousey hair,
    But her mummy is yelling, "No!"
    And her daddy has told her to go,
    But her friend is no where to be seen.
    Now she walks through her sunken dream
    To the seats with the clearest view
    And she's hooked to the silver screen,
    But the film is sadd'ning bore
    For she's lived it ten times or more.
    She could spit in the eyes of fools
    As they ask her to focus on

    Sailors fighting in the dance hall.
    Oh man!
    Look at those cavemen go.
    It's the freakiest show.
    Take a look at the lawman
    Beating up the wrong guy.
    Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
    He's in the best selling show.
    Is there life on Mars?

    It's on America's tortured brow
    That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow.
    Now the workers have struck for fame
    'Cause Lennon's on sale again.
    See the mice in their million hordes
    From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads.
    Rule Britannia is out of bounds
    To my mother, my dog, and clowns,
    But the film is a sadd'ning bore
    'Cause I wrote it ten times or more.
    It's about to be writ again
    As I ask you to focus on

    Sailors Fighting in the dance hall.
    Oh man! Look at those cavemen go.
    It's the freakiest show.
    Take a look at the lawman
    Beating up the wrong guy.
    Oh man!
    Wonder if he'll ever know
    He's in the best selling show.
    Is there life on Mars?

  5. KooksVer letra 2:49

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    letra de Kooks

    [Chorus (x2)]
    Will you stay in our Lovers' Story
    If you stay you won't be sorry
    'Cause we believe in you
    Soon you'll grow so take a chance
    With a couple of Kooks
    Hung up on romancing

    We bought a lot of things
    To keep you warm and dry
    And a funny old crib on which the paint won't dry
    I bought you a pair of shoes
    A trumpet you can blow
    And a book of rules
    On what to say to people
    When they pick on you
    'Cause if you stay with us you're gonna be pretty Kookie too

    [Chorus:]

    And if you ever have to go to school
    Remember how they messed up
    This old fool
    Don't pick fights with the bullies
    Or the cads
    'Cause I'm not much cop at punching other people's Dads
    And if the homework brings you down
    Then we'll throw it on the fire
    And take the car downtown

    [Chorus (repeat ad inf.)]

  6. Quicksand 5:03
  7. Fill Your HeartVer letra 3:07

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    letra de Fill Your Heart

    Fill your heart with love today
    Don't play the game of time
    Things that happened in the past
    Only happened in your Mind
    Only in your Mind-Forget your Mind
    And you'll be free-yea'
    The writing's on the wall
    Free-yea'. And you can know it all
    If you choose. Just remember
    Lovers never lose
    'Cause they are Free of thoughts unpure [sic]
    And of thoughts unkind
    Gentleness clears the soul
    Love cleans the mind
    And makes it Free.

    Happiness is happening
    The dragons have been bled
    Gentleness is everywhere
    Fear's just in your Head
    Only in your Head
    Fear is in your Head
    Only in your Head
    So Forget your Head
    And you'll be free
    The writing's on the wall
    Free-yea'. And you can know it all
    If you choose. Just remember
    Lovers never lose
    'Cause they are free of thoughts unpure
    And of thoughts unkind
    Gentleness clears the soul
    Love cleans the mind
    And makes it Free!!

    Free-yea'. Yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah [repeat]

  8. Andy WarholVer letra 3:53

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    letra de Andy Warhol

    Like to take a cement fix
    Be a standing cinema
    Dress my friends up
    Just for show
    See them as they really are
    Put a peephole in my brain
    Two New Pence to have a go
    I'd like to be a gallery
    Put you all inside my show

    [Chorus:]
    Andy Warhol looks a scream
    Hang him on my wall
    Andy Warhol, Silver Screen
    Can't tell them apart at all

    Andy walking, Andy tired
    Andy take a little snooze
    Tie him up when he's fast asleep
    Send him on a pleasant cruise
    When he wakes up on the sea
    Be sure to think of me and you
    He'll think about paint
    And he'll think about glue
    What a jolly boring thing to do

    [Chorus:]

  9. Song For Bob Dylan 4:12
  10. Queen Bitch 3:13
  11. The Bewlay Brothers 5:21

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