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Old 08-10-2019, 02:10 AM
russian heel is offline
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Why did David Bowie Sound so much different in his later years v early years?


During Ziggy Stardust days Bowie was very high pitched, almost nasal and snarling. Here’s one example:

https://youtu.be/iYYRH4apXDo

Contrast with his 80s work where he was more of a “crooner”. Exhibit B:

https://youtu.be/VbD_kBJc_gI

Was it a more mature voice with age? Could he not hit the high notes as he got older? Was it a production trick? Was Bowie so talented he could sing in any pitch but chose a lower smoother pitch as he got older? Was he a smoker or heavy drinker and that changed his singing style?

I have many many more examples of the contrast BTW.


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