David Bowie - Diamond Dogs - 1974 Orwell Inspired Glam Rock - Red Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Bowie ‎– Diamond Dogs

Parlophone ‎– DB 74761, Parlophone ‎– 0190295990404
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, Gatefold

Parlophone ‎– DB 74761, Parlophone ‎– 0190295990404
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, Red, 45th Anniversary Edition

USA & Europe
24 May 2019
Rock, Pop
Classic Rock, Glam


A1 Future Legend 1:00
A2 Diamond Dogs 5:50
A3 Sweet Thing 3:29
A4 Candidate 2:39
A5 Sweet Thing (Reprise) 2:32
A6 Rebel Rebel 4:21


B1 Rock 'N Roll With Me 3:54
Music By - Bowie , Peace
Words By - Bowie
B2 We Are The Dead 4:48
B3 1984 3:24
Arranged By [Strings] - Tony Visconti
Guitar - Alan Parker
B4 Big Brother 3:25
B5 Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family



The apocalyptic 1984 album. David had wanted to make a theatrical production of 1984, but the Orwell estate denied the rights (as they had done to others). Diamond Dogs is the remnants of the work done for the production.
The cover art on the original album has a half dog, half Bowie figure painted by Guy Peellaert. This was according to David, a visibly obvious "male dog". RCA didn't like that, and the offending parts were airbrushed out of the release art. History has a way of repeating itself, as a similar controversy arose over the Tin Machine II cover.

The record was Bowie's glam swansong; according to author David Buckley, "In the sort of move which would come to define his career, Bowie jumped the glam-rock ship just in time, before it drifted into a blank parody of itself". Though it made #1 in the UK charts and #5 in the US, Diamond Dogs has been criticised as rough in sound and pretentious in theme. However, Bowie's raw guitar style and vision of urban chaos, scavenging children and nihilistic lovers ("We'll buy some drugs and watch a band / And jump in the river holding hands") has also been credited with anticipating the punk revolution that would take place in the following years.


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Condition New
Format LP, Gatefold, 180 Gram
Label Parlophone
Artist David Bowie
Color Red