“Pin Ups” by David Bowie - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1973Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s

TJR says

Arriving in October ’73, just six months after “Aladdin Sane”, was “Pin Ups”, David Bowie’s cover-versions album. Ever since he started his career in the mid-60s he demonstrated that he was an accomplished imitator and recycler, although it seems quite a strange move that he would resort to an all-covers album at the height of his innovative powers. It’s not a bad effort, but I don’t hear anything which improves or adds to the originals, which makes it seem all rather pointless to me, pretty green notwithstanding.

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A1 [02:27] 6.7.png David Bowie - Rosalyn (Jimmy Duncan, Bill Farley) Rock n Roll / Rockabilly
A2 [03:09] 6.0.png David Bowie - Here Comes The Night (Bert Berns) Pop
A3 [02:40] 4.9.png David Bowie - I Wish You Would (Billy Boy Arnold) Rock
A4 [04:03] 6.8.png David Bowie - See Emily Play (Syd Barrett) Cerebral Pop
A5 [02:26] 4.5.png David Bowie - Everything’s Alright (Nicky Crouch, John Konrad, Simon Stavely, Stuart James, Keith Karlson) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A6 [02:07] 5.5.png David Bowie - I Can’t Explain (Pete Townshend) Rock
B1 [03:18] 6.0.png David Bowie - Friday On My Mind (George Young, Harry Vanda) New Wave
B2 [02:48] 6.4.png David Bowie - Sorrow (Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer) New Wave
B3 [02:01] 5.2.png David Bowie - Don’t Bring Me Down (Johnnie Dee) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
B4 [02:47] 7.2.png David Bowie - Shapes Of Things (Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf) Cerebral Pop
B5 [03:04] 6.0.png David Bowie - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend) Rock
B6 [02:35] 6.3.png David Bowie - Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Ray Davies) Rock

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