Yesterday was Bowie day at Furillen. I streamed the following albums:
Space Oddity (1969)
The Man Who Sold The World (1970)
Hunky Dory (1971)
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
Alladin Sane (1973)
Diamond Dogs (1974)
Young Americans (1975)
Station to Station (1976)
Scary Monsters [and Super Creeps] (1980)
Let’s Dance (1983)
The Next Day (2013)
I will let the stream play on today, before reverting to the usual ambient music.
I had a fascinating time going through Bowie’s catalogue: the incredibly productive period in the 1970s, of course, but also some real gems from later on. Even supposed duds like Outside (1995) contain some great music.
As for Blackstar – the man’s style, in passing, leaves me speechless.
I also recommend this video, which is of David singing ‘Heroes’ at my favourite festival, Glastonbury, in 2000.