Dave Amitri on Lodger
Believe it or not I’m at month 11, the penultimate look into 12 David Bowie albums having never heard one before. I’ve arrived at Lodger the third of the much vaunted “Berlin Trilogy “ despite there being a whole two years between “Heroes” and Lodger. ( Did Bowie run for cover during punk?) . There’s Bowie prostrate on the ground on the cover like an extra from Silent Witness and just one track I recognise. Can it follow the recent high watermark of the real trilogy (regardless of where they were made) of Station To Station, Low and Heroes? Does Lodger make it a foursome? Well no it doesn’t it’s very different. Gone are the ambient, electronic sweeps of sound and glory replaced by an edgy, angular post punk sound right in the middle of the post punk era. This is not Bowie looking to the future or the past, this is Bowie slap bang in the middle of where it’s at. The first listen brought many familiar sounds from the era popping round my brain. So, much like my reimagining of Aladdin Sane as a 1973 episode of Top of the Pops this review will » Continue Reading.