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The Radical Individualism of David Bowie

And my brother’s back at home with his Beatles and his Stones We never got it off on that revolution stuff What a drag, too many snags Now I’ve drunk a lot of wine and I’m feeling fine Got to race some cat to bed Oh is that concrete all around Or is it in…

“Second Line” for Bowie

As ugly as a teenage millionaire pretending it’s a whizz kid world You’ll take me aside, and say “Well, David, what shall I do? They wait for me in the hallway” I’ll say “don’t ask me, I don’t know any hallways” But they move in numbers and they’ve got me in a corner I feel…

Soul Love

Though not particularly obvious “Soul Love” is to my mind the deepest song (and he’s had more than most) by Bowie (then aged 25) and by extension one of the most evocative of rock songs. It plays a pivotal role in the running order of arguably one of the greatest rock albums made and, of course, part…