Now entering Lukas’s earholes: David Bowie
I was cruising late night TV choices the other day (and with the advent of on-demand, Netflix, etc. I don’t understand anyone who watches infomercials anymore. Even navigating Netflix’s search is better than someone trying to sell you a Flowbee…) when I found a documentary on David Bowie, focusing on a few interesting years during his career. It was mostly live footage, found bit recorded in the studio, interviews with musicians, and interviews with the producers of the albums. It was pretty cool, interesting as well to see how even in an ostensibly objective format like a documentary is subjective. It fascinated me to see the period of Station to Station and into the Berlin albums (Low, Lodger, Heroes) described without mentioning Iggy Pop.
But, after watching the documentary I noticed the fact that I had never listened to the entirety of David Bowie’s back-catalog. Having done something similar in the past, I had listened to his early albums up through the Berlin albums, but I had always stopped there. This time I started at Diamond Dogs through The Next Day, and including Tin Machine and soundtrack to Buddha of Suburbia. I started last week and due to a busy week at work will be done some time next.
Surprisingly, his 80’s work is a lot less bad than I had expected, and honestly is my least listened to of all his albums. Don’t know if I will do this again, but having a great time rocking out to some amazing music.