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A Killer And A Young American Talk About Db's Influence

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on May 19, 2011

She could've been a Killer if she didn't walk the way she do, and she do...

Pictured above are of Montreal, with frontman Kevin Barnes at the... erm... front and Killer, Brandon Flowers peering over his shoulder.

Both have featured on these pages previously and they've both had something to say about David Bowie again recently. Here's an excerpt from avclub.com wherein Kevin Barnes talks about one of his all-time favourite onstage personas...

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David Bowie?s Thin White Duke

KB: I?m more frightened by the Thin White Duke than I am by Aladdin Sane or Ziggy [Stardust]. He?s a little bit frightening because he has a little bit of a Third Reich influence, which is clearly extremely fucked up. The music that he did in that time period, whatever you call them, The Berlin Trilogy of records, are so amazing. They?re not really commercial successes, but they?re incredible artistic successes.

You have someone like Bowie, who had complete commercial success and was a rock star, one of the most famous faces on the planet. For him to go in a completely other direction on those albums is really inspiring for me, as an artist, to know that someone like that can take chances and it?s not going to kill his career to do it. I think it adds a lot of credibility to his oeuvre.

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You can read the full thing here.

I'll leave you with a bit from the UK's Independent newspaper called: The song that changed my life.

Brandon Flowers is among the songwriters that reveal the tracks that made the biggest impact on their careers...

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Brandon Flowers of The Killers - "Changes" by David Bowie

I still remember when I heard "Changes" for the first time. I thought it was Bob Dylan because of the way he sings the verses. I found out it was Bowie and it was from this album called Hunky Dory. It's the most important record to me, ever. I appreciate that he's still able to write songs, because even when there's a rough album, there will always be that one song on there that grabs you. But Hunky Dory is the pinnacle ? there's not one song I skip past."

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    19 May 2011
    A Killer And A Young American Talk About Db's Influence

    She could've been a Killer if she didn't walk the way she do, and she do...

    Pictured above are of Montreal, with frontman Kevin Barnes at the... erm... front and Killer, Brandon Flowers peering over his shoulder.

    Both have featured on these pages previously and they've both had something to say about David Bowie again recently. Here's an excerpt from avclub.com wherein Kevin Barnes talks about one of his all-time favourite onstage personas...

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    David Bowie?s Thin White Duke

    KB: I?m more frightened by the Thin White Duke than I am by Aladdin Sane or Ziggy [Stardust]. He?s a little bit frightening because he has a little bit of a Third Reich influence, which is clearly extremely fucked up. The music that he did in that time period, whatever you call them, The Berlin Trilogy of records, are so amazing. They?re not really commercial successes, but they?re incredible artistic successes.

    You have someone like Bowie, who had complete commercial success and was a rock star, one of the most famous faces on the planet. For him to go in a completely other direction on those albums is really inspiring for me, as an artist, to know that someone like that can take chances and it?s not going to kill his career to do it. I think it adds a lot of credibility to his oeuvre.

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    You can read the full thing here.

    I'll leave you with a bit from the UK's Independent newspaper called: The song that changed my life.

    Brandon Flowers is among the songwriters that reveal the tracks that made the biggest impact on their careers...

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    Brandon Flowers of The Killers - "Changes" by David Bowie

    I still remember when I heard "Changes" for the first time. I thought it was Bob Dylan because of the way he sings the verses. I found out it was Bowie and it was from this album called Hunky Dory. It's the most important record to me, ever. I appreciate that he's still able to write songs, because even when there's a rough album, there will always be that one song on there that grabs you. But Hunky Dory is the pinnacle ? there's not one song I skip past."

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