I’ve never been a great David Bowie fan. There, I’ve said it. But I have watched the Five Years documentary on the i-Player recently – twice, and I really enjoyed it, especially the squirmworthy seriousness with which Bowie took himself in early interviews. I’ve long had a few Bowie albums but never really expanded or explored beyond the obvious. So, I really like Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust, and the catsuited swagger of the glam years, but other than Aladdin Sane and TMWSTW the remainder of my acquaintance with the great man rests largely on compilations. The electronic spareness of the Berlin albums has never appealed to me, and I hated Let’s Dance, though I’d be lying if I said I’d listened to any of those albums all the way through.
So what should I do? I want to like Bowie, I really do, but I’m not sure if the game’s up and I should just stick to what I know in my little glam bubble. Now that the dust has settled, what is the AW’s opinion of what else I should try? Tigger? Anyone?