Jan 15, 2015

RhoDeo 1502 Goldy Rhox 192

Hello, today the 192th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. Today's artist in the blacklight was here before in fact i started this series with him. His 1969 commercial breakthrough, the song "Space Oddity", won him an Ivor Novello Special Award For Originality. For his performance in the 1976 science fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth, he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor. In the ensuing decades he has been honored with numerous awards for his music and its accompanying videos, receiving, among others, two Grammy Awards and two BRIT Awards. Throughout his career he has sold an estimated 250 million albums.In the UK, he has been awarded 9 Platinum, 11 Gold and 8 Silver albums, and in the US a mere, 5 Platinum and 7 Gold (just too colourful) In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, he was ranked 29. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 39th on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Artists of All Time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 17 January 1996....

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album is the tenth studio album by todays mystery artist, released by RCA Records 23 January 1976. Commonly regarded as one of his most significant works, it was the vehicle for his last great "character", the Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the cover artwork featured a still from the movie. During the sessions our man was heavily dependent on drugs, especially cocaine, and recalls almost nothing of the production.

Musically, today's mystery album was a transitional album for today's mystery artist, developing the funk and soul music of his previous release, Young Americans, while presenting a new direction towards synthesisers and motorik rhythms that was influenced by German electronic bands such as Neu! and Kraftwerk. Today's mystery artist himself has said that today's mystery album was "a plea to come back to Europe for me". The album’s lyrics reflected his preoccupations with Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley, mythology and religion.

It was on the set of his first major film, The Man Who Fell to Earth, that today's mystery artist began writing a pseudo-autobiography called The Return of the Thin White Duke. Director Nicolas Roeg warned the star that the part of Thomas Jerome Newton would likely remain with him for some time after production completed. With Roeg's agreement, today's mystery artist developed his own look for the film, and this carried through to his public image and onto two album covers over the next twelve months, as did Newton's air of fragility and aloofness

Blending funk and krautrock, romantic balladry and occultism, today's mystery album has been described as "simultaneously one of our man's most accessible albums and his most impenetrable". Preceded by the single "Golden Years", it made the top five in both the UK and US charts. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 323 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Here today the 2010 original analogue master with as bonus the single edits five track EP.

Goldy Rhox 192 (flac 359mb)

Goldy Rhox 192 (ogg 139mb)

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