"Ol? Odd Eyes might just be the cleverest pop musician we shall ever see."
Q magazine has re-launched its website this month. If you type David's name into the search engine or the buyer's guide search, you will be led to lots of new writing about him. He has his own section (of course!) and Ziggy Stardust is ranked sixth of twenty in a list of albums which Q says define the 'Rock' genre. He features prominently almost everywhere, including 'celebrity top ten's, 'essential purchase' lists, and annual 'best of' lists.
Paul Du Noyer has this to say about him :-
"His birth certificate may say South London, but there were times when Ursa Major seemed more plausible. In the most creative period of his career, between 1970 and 1980, David Bowie was a one-man incubation chamber, inspiring entirely new ideas of music with each new record. From the bleak pop horror of his debut hit Space Oddity, through the warped futurism of Ziggy Stardust, the chilly disco of Young Americans and the magnificent melodrama of ?Heroes?, he brought a knowing artifice to rock, but he packed the music with an emotive power that all his theatrics could not obscure. Ol? Odd Eyes might just be the cleverest pop musician we shall ever see."
(Paul du Noyer is the former editor of Q, founding editor of Mojo and latterly the editorial director of the Q4music.com and Mojo4music.com)
Go and check it out.