Old David Bowie's gone a bit quiet these days? Anyone seen him?
I imagine having a heart attack will slow you down and make you re-evaluate your priorities. That and being the cause of The Credit Crunch TM
Like many people of my generation, I love Mr Bowie almost and can (and have) forgive him for any of his sins against music.
OK he might have pinched the odd idea here and there in the early days. But Mr Newley was never going to get a credible career out of this, so why not let Bowie borrow it?
Syd Barratt lost the inclination to do anything at all not long after this. And under Waters, Pink Floyd changed direction completely.
So why not let Bowie pick up the pieces and move it along.
Anyway, I love all the Bowie albums of the seventies. Hunky Dory is still my favourite.
So a question for you. Has he done anything that meant anything for you in the last 25 years?
For me it stopped with this piece of magnificence.
I have friends* who think it stopped earlier. Some who think later. I can't abide 'Let's Dance' the opening bars of 'Modern Love' will make me switch the radio off.
So, to repeat myself. Has David Bowie recorded anything decent since 1980?
*VS does not actually have any real friends.