Today I played Blackstar for the first time. I wanted to allow my first listening to be untarnished and uninfluenced the hyperbole surrounding its release.
He has since died.
It is a masterpiece. It is superb. It is an amazing, considered epitaph. What a glorious exit.
Never a great Bowie fan, but I was knocked sideways when I first heard ‘Stage’ in the late ‘70’s or early ‘80’s and today found a spliced DVD of the live album on YouTube. The production is not great, but it contains everything you need to know about his importance, his place and his impact in popular music.
Rock n’ Roll.
Goodbye David Bowie