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Influence Bowie on early Japan (?)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:12 pm
by Quiet Visitor
Recently I bought the book "Low" by Hugo Wilcken, published in the famous 33 1/2-series (which has promised us a book on Tin Drum years ago). While reading the background of the first of David Bowie's Berlin album, I listened to the CD, especially the original instrumental side 2. Maybe this has been discussed before, but while hearing Art Decade (especially the metronome-like drum-machine) I had to think of Despair, while the closing Subterraneans (including Bowie's melancholic saxophone-playing) brought The Tenant in mind.
When Quiet Life was released the influence of expecially Roxy Music was discussed, but what influence had the music of Bowie on Japan?

Re: Influence Bowie on early Japan (?)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 5:38 am
by Quiet Visitor
Nice to read that Anthony Reynolds writes in Japan: A Foreign Place (p. 42):
The Tenant was obviously reminiscent of Eno's instrumentals from Before And After Science (...)

Eno is known for being resposible for most of the parts on side 2 of Low.

On page 69 Reynolds goes deeper into the influence of Bowie on Quiet Life.