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Bowie - Diamond Dogs mp3 album

  • Performer: Bowie
  • Title: Diamond Dogs
  • Genre: Rock
  • Released: 1974
  • Style: Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Glam
  • MP3 album: 1920 mb
  • FLAC album: 1849 mb
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Bowie - Diamond Dogs mp3 album

Diamond Dogs is the eighth studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 24 May 1974 by RCA Records. Thematically, it was a marriage of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Bowie's own glam-tinged vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Bowie had wanted to make a theatrical production of Orwell's book and began writing material after completing sessions for his 1973 album Pin Ups, but the author's estate denied the rights.

This ain't rock 'n' roll! This is genocide! As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent You asked for the latest party With your silicone hump and your ten inch stump Dressed like a priest you was Tod Browning's Freak you was Crawling down the alley on your hands and knee I'm sure you're not protected, for it's plain to see The Diamond Dogs. Bowie uses the cut up technique, an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text, a process popularized in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs. The song is frequently referred to in popular culture. The cabaret in Baz Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge! are known as Diamond Dogs, as is a gang in Metal Gear Solid V. This song was originally going to open MGSV, but Midge Ure’s cover of The Man Who Sold The World was used instead.

So Diamond Dogs had to became another kind of creature. Bowie, since he was a teenager, was fascinated about the malformations that appeared on Strange People novel. So he put some references to malformed people in the album. David himself decided to be the one who would play all the instruments, except drums (Aynsley Dunbar), bass (Herbie Flowers) and keyboards (Mike Garson). This is what he said in an interview with NYRock: That was the first time that I played all the instruments myself on an album. I had just broken up the Spiders and didn’t really want to entrust my music to another set.

David Bowie described Diamond Dogs as his most political work and his protest, so it stood to reason that the last thing he was concerned about regarding his image and sound at that point was making people comfortable. With this album, he succeeded in his quest to both entertain and provoke. The first track on the album, Future Legend, was a spoken word introduction that vividly described an unsettling vision of modern decay. Bowie wrote, arranged, produced and performed most of Diamond Dogs himself. He also played his own lead guitar for the first time, contributing to the album’s signature, almost grunge-y sound. At the time, Bowie described the album as more me than anything I’ve done previously. Diamond Dogs remains a remarkably complete-feeling album, as well as a fascinating, intoxicating peek inside David Bowie’s head and fitting tribute to the Orwell classic.

Diamond Dogs suffers precisely because of this - he doesn't know how to move forward. Originally conceived as a concept album based on George Orwell's 1984, Diamond Dogs evolved into another one of Bowie's paranoid future nightmares. Throughout the album, there are hints that he's tired of the Ziggy formula, particularly in the disco underpinning of "Candidate" and his cut-and-paste lyrics. However, it's not enough to make Diamond Dogs a step forward, and without Mick Ronson to lead the band, the rockers are too stiff to make an impact

Complete your Bowie collection. Rebel Rebel is a remix of the single issued earlier in the year - Bowie - Rebel Rebel in most territories. The following track list applies to most RCA issues and some reissues.


A Diamond Dogs 6:03
B Holy Holy 2:16

Companies, etc.

  • Printed By – Interprogres, Zagreb


  • Design – I. Ivezić*
  • Written-By, Producer – Bowie*


Note from label A: From album "Diamond Dogs" LSRCA-73008

Made from masters of RCA records by Jugoton

B side track on label is misspelled as 'Holly Holly'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side etched): SRCA 88765A ZP 27674
  • Matrix / Runout (B side etched): SRCA 88765B 27674 ZP
  • Rights Society: SAKOJ
  • Matrix / Runout (A and B side labels): SRCA-88765

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
APBO-0293 Bowie* Diamond Dogs ‎(7", Single) RCA Victor, RCA APBO-0293 Germany 1974
SS-2386, APBO 0293 デビッド・ボウイー* ダイヤモンドの犬 = Diamond Dogs ‎(7", Single) RCA, RCA SS-2386, APBO 0293 Japan 1974
APBO-0293 David Bowie Diamond Dogs ‎(7", Promo) RCA Victor, RCA APBO-0293 Germany 1974
APBO 0293 David Bowie Diamond Dogs ‎(7", Single) RCA APBO 0293 Italy 1974
DBDOGS 40, 825646306084 David Bowie Diamond Dogs ‎(7", Single, Pic, RM) Parlophone, Parlophone DBDOGS 40, 825646306084 Europe 2014

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1a Future Legend
Written-By – Bowie*
A1b Bewitched
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
A2 Diamond Dogs
Written-By – Bowie*
A3 Sweet Thing
Written-By – Bowie*
A4 Candidate
Written-By – Bowie*
A5 Sweet Thing (Reprise)
Written-By – Bowie*
A6 Rebel Rebel
Written-By – Bowie*
B1 Rock 'N Roll With Me
Music By – Bowie*, Peace*Words By – Bowie*
B2 We Are The Dead
Written-By – Bowie*
B3 1984
Arranged By [Strings] – Tony ViscontiGuitar – Alan ParkerWritten-By – Bowie*
B4 Big Brother
Written-By – Bowie*
B5 Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family
Written-By – Bowie*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – RCA Records
  • Manufactured By – RCA Limited, Australia


  • Arranged By – David Bowie (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5)
  • Bass – Herbie Flowers
  • Design – AGI
  • Drums – Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Newman
  • Engineer – Keith Harwood
  • Guitar, Saxophone, Synthesizer [Moog], Mellotron – Bowie*
  • Keyboards – Mike Garson
  • Mixed By – Bowie*, Keith Harwood (tracks: A6, B1, B2), Visconti* (tracks: A1 to A5, B3 to B5)
  • Painting [Cover] – Guy Peellaert
  • Photography By [Inside] – Leee Black Childers
  • Producer – David Bowie


Tan RCA Victior labels: Manufactured by RCA Limited, Sydney, Australia

Sleeve: Manufactured by RCA Limited, Sydney, Australia

A MainMan Production

Tan labelled edition, uses revised track listing on cover and label. For original track listing on cover and label see: Bowie* - Diamond Dogs

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Printed label, Side 1): CPL1-0576 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Printed label, Side 2): CPL1-0576 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side A (variant 1)): CPL1 0576 A A1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side B (variant 1)): CPL1 0576 B A1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side A (variant 2)): CPL1 0576 A A1A 28
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side B (variant 2)): CPL1 0576 B A1A 37
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side A (variant 3)): CPL1 0576 A A1A 211
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped in the runout, Side B (variant 3)): CPL1 0576 B A1A 32

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
APL1-0576 Bowie* Diamond Dogs ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor APL1-0576 UK 1974
104.4053 Bowie* Diamond Dogs ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor 104.4053 Brazil 1974
APL 1-0576, 26.21307 Bowie* Diamond Dogs ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) RCA Victor, RCA Victor APL 1-0576, 26.21307 Germany Unknown
CPL-10576 David Bowie Diamond Dogs ‎(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) RCA Victor CPL-10576 US Unknown
AYK1-3889 David Bowie Diamond Dogs ‎(Cass, Album, RE) RCA Victor AYK1-3889 Canada Unknown

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