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2 Oct, 2012

China Girl - David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (VHS)

A promotional video for David Bowie 's hit single "Ashes to Ashes. A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie 's career.

A promotional video for David Bowie 's hit single "Heroes. The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order. This amazing concert was filmed in Vancouver over two nights, originally released on HBO and then parlayed into the home video market. Hot on the heels of "Modern Love," "Let's Dance" and "China Girl", plus a few odds and ends recorded in between this tour and his previous fluorescent light cage-themed jaunt, this act was clearly made for a video-age audience.

With "Blade-Runner" inspired floor-to-ceiling clear plastic light columns, the groundbreaking use of vari-lights, and the band in costumes reminiscent of a 's Hong Kong dockyard, you'd think that would be enough eye candy for a minute show. But the video goes one further with an intro filmed at a Hong Kong dockyard with the band in their "silly suits", and a bevy of asian models paid to fill up the front two rows to add spice to the entire theme.

For a tour of that nature to blow out Duran Duran, The Police and Michael Jackson's tours as the most attended of , you gotta mean business. And Bowie not only blew out the rock world with the staged theatrics, he rocked the house with his trademark sound, blending funk, soul, experimental synth and glam rock into one big gumbo pot.

Who else back then would have cleverly utilized Chic's drummer and LaBelle's bassist, horns from the Tower of Power, vocalists from Harry Chapin's recording sessions, in addition to his longtime guitar sidemen from the Diamond Dogs days?

You will see Bowie as you've never seen before, making all of his previous mutations pale in comparison plus a few afterward. On top of that, he is smiling and enjoying himself throughout the entire night.

Utter charisma. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Art rock , krautrock. Pop rock , pop , [4] new wave [5]. Belgium Ultratop 50 Flanders [17]. Finland Suomen virallinen lista [19]. France IFOP [20].

Germany Official German Charts [21]. Ireland IRMA [22]. Netherlands Dutch Top 40 [23]. Netherlands Single Top [24]. Norway VG-lista [26]. South Africa Springbok Radio [27]. Sweden Sverigetopplistan [28]. Switzerland Schweizer Hitparade [29]. US Billboard Hot [31]. US Mainstream Rock Billboard [33]. There was an error. Wow, I like what you wrote. I came to this site to check on the meaning of the lyrics, because of certain words in this song, I grew up with. I always found the passage about " But just recently I realized that this passage is more of a 'warning', rather than 'threat'.

At least by viewing it this way, I will enjoy singing along much more. And singing along I must! Thank you again for your enlightened words. Flag teebone on July 10, Flag nomusician2 on June 16, My Interpretation Mostly this song seems to be about drugs, but there are a some things that point to imperialism also. Things that suggest imperialism - The fourth and fifth verses, especially the fifth. No Replies Log in to reply. The whole album is a collaboration between bowie and pop. For a tour of that nature to blow out Duran Duran, The Police and Michael Jackson's tours as the most attended of , you gotta mean business.

And Bowie not only blew out the rock world with the staged theatrics, he rocked the house with his trademark sound, blending funk, soul, experimental synth and glam rock into one big gumbo pot.

Who else back then would have cleverly utilized Chic's drummer and LaBelle's bassist, horns from the Tower of Power, vocalists from Harry Chapin's recording sessions, in addition to his longtime guitar sidemen from the Diamond Dogs days?

You will see Bowie as you've never seen before, making all of his previous mutations pale in comparison plus a few afterward. On top of that, he is smiling and enjoying himself throughout the entire night. Utter charisma. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Fantastic memorabilia filmfreak-5 3 July I remember buying this one a two VHS cassette pack in when I went to London, having always been a huge Bowie fan I had to have those two..

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Apr 07,  · David Bowie performing his hit single "Let's Dance" in during Serious Moonlight Tour.

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  1. Label: Music Media (2) - M • Format: VHS NTSC, Stereo Dolby System • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Glam David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (, Dolby System, VHS) | Discogs/5(6).
  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the VHS release of Serious Moonlight on Discogs.3/5(1).
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Dolby System VHS release of Serious Moonlight on Discogs/5(5).
  4. Label: Warner Music Vision - • Format: VHS Stereo Dolby System • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Glam David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (, Dolby System, VHS) | Discogs4/5(1).
  5. Serious Moonlight is the title of a David Bowie concert video. Filmed in Vancouver on 12 September , on the singer's "Serious Moonlight Tour", the video was released on VHS and laserdisc in and on DVD in
  6. "China Girl" is a song written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie during their years in Berlin, first appearing on Pop's debut solo album The Idiot (). The song became more widely known when it was re-recorded by Bowie, who released it as the second single from his most commercially successful album, Let's Dance ().
  7. The Serious Moonlight Tour was launched in May in support of David Bowie's album Let's Dance (). The tour opened at the Vorst Forest Nationaal, Brussels, on and ended in the Hong Kong Coliseum on 8 December ; 15 countries visited, 96 performances, and over M tickets sold. The tour garnered mostly favorable reviews from the press.
  8. Nov 30,  · It features David during his Serious Moonlight Tour and includes 3 songs from his, then current album, Let's Dance ("Let's Dance", "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)", and "China Girl"). While not exactly a greatest hits performance, it does feature several of Reviews:

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