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Joining others in Praeger's college-level 'Singer-Songwriter Collection' series is The Words and Music of David Bowie, an excellent survey of a rock era champion who gained early success in the glam rock subgenre, and whose work raised many issues about sexual orientation in rock music. Bowie has written and recorded music which has made an impact not just in the charts but upon rock music as a whole: because of this widespread impact, ^IThe Words And Music of David Bowie^R should not be overlooked by any serious music library.
The author obviously has a good grasp on his subject and offers many interesting insights.
Record Collector Magazine
Perone analyzes the music, lyrics, and recordings of David Bowie up to 2007. Following an introductory chapter on biography, Perone discusses the music in chronological order, with some biographical information integrated into the discussion of each album and individual songs of importance. The final chapter assesses his work in the context of performance art and narrative and theatrical traditions. Detailed discussion of his work as a film actor is not included, but highlights are mentioned. Selected works in the bibliography are annotated, and a selected discography is provided.
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