View Poll Results: What's your space rock poison?

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  • Space Oddity

    4 66.67%
  • Rocket Man (Elton John version)

    2 33.33%
  • Rocket Man (William Shatner version)

    0 0%
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Thread: Rocket Man vs. Space Oddity

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    Rocket Man vs. Space Oddity






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    How come you didn't mention this?
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    I'd never heard of it before. I don't know that much about 80's music, despite being born in the decade... but, it's not bad, actually. Not as good as Bowie, but I like it. Bowie wins in this, in my view. It's more musically interesting than Rocket Man, IMO. The quiet but tense build-up, the crescendo, the eerie feeling, the lyrics as radio communications... it's just a more interesting song, not that Rocket Man is a bad song.

    I just have a tendency to overlook 80's.. I can't help but associate with bad haircuts and the overuse of synths.

    I like this, though:


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    It's the same story though- so I'm leading you to believe.
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    I think Space Oddity gets this one. This video is David Bowie's favorite cover of the song, from space.
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