Bowie on the Brink: Waiting for the Gift of Sound and Vision

In a career that has shown him to be perhaps the most successful graduate of the Evelyn Wood Genre Dynamics Institute, David Bowie has demonstrated that he can live uptown, down-town and all around. His track record to date shows only two real instances of failing to come up with the unexpected: Pin Ups, a weak-kneed attempt to stall for time after finally popping the top off the American market with Aladdin Sane thinly veiled as a solidarity maneuver with the up and coming punk scene; and Station to Station, a perfectly explainable bonus ball after lighting up the hit machine with “Fame.”

April 1, 1977
Richard Riegel

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