Bowie on Bowie

Bowie on Bowie

Interviews and Encounters With David Bowie

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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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"--
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781569769775
Branch Call Number: 780.92 BOWIE-E
Characteristics: x, 434 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 01, 2019

When it comes around to David Bowie making public revelations about his private life - There's one thing that I've always been curios about (and the interviews in this book bring no insights to the reader on this one matter).

Early on in his career Bowie "came-out-of-the-closet" and revealed to one and all that he was, indeed, homosexual.

Yet. Throughout his entire lifetime the only "partners of intimacy" that Bowie had ever let us know about were the women in his life, not the men.

Anyway - I think that this book could've benefited significantly in its reader-appeal if it had also included some Bowie photos to go along with all of the interview text.

Feb 27, 2019

"Bowie On Bowie" contains 30 interviews with David Bowie, spanning from the years 1973-2003.

This book presents some of the best interviews that Bowie had granted throughout his lengthy career as a talented musician and a much-admired pop culture icon.

Each interview traces a new progression in Bowie's unique journey as a man who was artistically reborn into yet another musical incarnation with every step of the way.

I only wish that this book had also contained some Bowie photos.

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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