Bowie on Bowie

Bowie on Bowie

Interviews and Encounters With David Bowie

Book - 2015
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"Bowie on Bowie presents some of the best interviews David Bowie has granted in his near five-decade career. Each featured interview traces a new step in his unique journey, successively freezing him in time in all of his various incarnations, from a young novelty hit-maker and Ziggy Stardust to plastic soul player, 1980s sell-out, and the artistically reborn and beloved elder statesman of challenging popular music. In all of these iterations he is remarkably articulate and also preternaturally polite as almost every interviewer remarks upon his charm. The features in this book come from outlets both prestigious--Melody Maker, MOJO, New Musical Express, Q, Rolling Stone--and less well-known--the Drummer, Guitar, Ikon, Mr. Showbiz--but no matter the renown of the magazine, newspaper, or website, Bowie lets us approach the nerve center of his notoriously creative output"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781569769775
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 B786b 2015
Characteristics: x, 434 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 19, 2018

Interview after interview are insightful snapshots of Bowie's life as a musician, actor and artist. I was struck by his comment that the lyrics are never as important as the music itself, that the music speaks to you without any words. "If this wasn't true, how has classical music been around so long? It's because of how it makes you feel!" (paraphrased). He was ahead of his time. Four stars (not five, only because some interviewers are a bit dull, but not Bowie)

Jul 06, 2016

This is not a biography that tells us about his life. It is a collection of interviews with Bowie. Arranged chronologically you can read his words and his view of his music throughout the critical years of his musical career. A must read for Bowie fans.


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