Got to keep searching and searching
This week's London Sunday Times, Culture Section has chosen another Bowie album as its 'crucial cut' this week. Robert Sandall writes of Station To Station :-
All of the albums David Bowie put out in the 1970s were built to last, but Station To Station, released early in 1976, was the one that most accurately foretold the future.
Months before it appeared, Bowie.......uncannily pre-empted the manifesto of punk : "I've rocked my roll. It's a boring dead end. There will be no more rock'n'roll records or tours from me. The last thing I want to be is some useless f***ing rock singer."
...usefully prescient was the way Station To Station brought some of the innovative possibilities of disco to a rock audience. The 10-minute opener, Station To Station, was structured like a suite, ingeniously accommodating prog-rock chord shifts alongside the anthemic chorus shout "It's too late". Following that with a tune as sinuous and dreamy as Golden Years was a masterstroke.
By the end of the decade, bands such as New Order were avidly following where Bowie led - by which time, of course, he had moved on again.