Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016

Ashes to Ashes: The Songs of David Bowie, 1976-2016

by Chris O'Leary

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ISBN-13: 9781912248360
Publisher: Watkins Media
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 710
Sales rank: 976,388
File size: 973 KB

About the Author

Chris O'Leary is a writer, editor and journalist based in western Massachusetts. His interviewees range from Richard Fuld, former head of Lehman Brothers, to actor Kiefer Sutherland. He writes for Entertainment Weekly, as well as the Encyclopaedia Britannica. He's the author of Rebel Rebel: All the Songs of David Bowie 1964 - 1976.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 New People (The Idiot, Low) 18

Chapter 2 Berliners (Lust for Life, "Heroes") 64

Chapter 3 Somebody Else's Horizon (Lodger) 102

Chapter 4 A Society of One (Scary Monsters, Baal) 136

Chapter 5 The Strike Price (Let's Dance, Tonight, Labyrinth) 180

Chapter 6 The Man on the Spider (Blah-Blah-Blah, Never Let Me Down) 236

Chapter 7 The Battle of the Wilderness (Tin Machine, Tin Machine II) 274

Chapter 8 Family Albums (Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia) 332

Chapter 9 In the Realms of the Unreal (I. Outside) 368

Chapter 10 The Bottle Imp (Earthling) 408

Chapter 11 Tomorrow Isn't Promised ('hours…', Toy) 440

Chapter 12 Forward Into Remove (Heathen) 490

Chapter 13 Inauthentic Reality (Reality) 524

Chapter 14 Agent Jeffries Reports In (The Next Day) 568

Chapter 15 Noewhomoe (Blackstar) 612

Appendix: The Unheard Music 666

List of Songs 669

Partial Discography 679

Bibliography 690

Acknowledgements 704

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