Bowie on Bowie provides the very best interviews David Bowie has granted in his close to five-decade profession. each one featured interview lines a brand new step in his specific trip, successively freezing him in time in all of his a number of incarnations, from a tender novelty hit-maker and Ziggy Stardust to plastic soul participant, Nineteen Eighties sell-out, and the artistically reborn and cherished elder statesman of hard well known track. In all of those iterations he's remarkably articulate and in addition preternaturally well mannered as nearly each interviewer feedback upon his attraction. The good points during this publication come from shops either prestigious—Melody Maker, MOJO, New Musical exhibit, Q, Rolling Stone—and much less well-known—the Drummer, Guitar, Ikon, Mr. Showbiz—but irrespective of the renown of the journal, newspaper, or site, Bowie shall we us technique the nerve middle of his notoriously artistic output.

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I’ve always felt I was dragging people into doing things. I had a band once before which had the same lead guitarist. Yeah, I saw you work at the Roundhouse once with Country Joe about two years ago. indd 20 2/26/15 11:24 AM DAVID AT THE DORCHESTER | 21 That Roundhouse gig was the kind of thing I cite, in that I was into something there that the band wasn’t into. They were very much still only wanting to be musicians at that time, and it came off as no more than everybody dressing up. Was that the one you came to where I was wearing a silver superman suit?

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there one cut on “Man Who Sold The World” that is a parody of Marc Bolan? Oh yes, yes. ” I Bolanized it. I do that to a lot of people. indd 22 2/26/15 11:24 AM DAVID AT THE DORCHESTER | 23 Apart from the obvious one, “Queen Bitch,” which of the others are notably parodic? ” That’s a very strange album. Has it been reissued? It will be. It’s been out once. They brought it out when I had “Space Oddity,” but it didn’t do so very well. I expect they’ll bring it out in a few weeks time.

I tend to build a song upon it. indd 32 2/26/15 11:24 AM GOODBYE ZIGGY AND A BIG HELLO TO ALADDIN SANE | 33 vocal line from “Lovely Rita” (from “Sgt. Pepper”) and incorporating it into “Star” (on the “Ziggy” album). “I have to interplay with other writers, because I’ve always been a fan. If I wasn’t a fan, I’d probably be far more individual—the other kind of individuality where it’s very, very ingrained in the self. Because I’m very involved with society on my level, I have to use the tools that the present society has been created with, musically.

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