Became the special man...
Following on from yesterday's MOJO piece, the March edition of UNCUT has a piece that is equally glowing in its appreciation of David Bowie. In a regular feature entitled '20th Century Pioneers', a two thirds of a page Ziggy pic shares a page with Kraftwerk and William Gibson. Here's a couple of lines edited from the Bowie entry:
"Bowie was the first rock star to use his persona as a songwriting tool. Ziggy Stardust launched a million daydreams of sex and space travel. Through the Seventies Bowie made epoch defining, exuberant music such as Aladdin Sane and Diamond Dogs, heroically killing of each new image as it stuck.
He became white soul boy for Young Americans, introverted iceman for the monumental Low trilogy, perfectly cast movie alien and consummate Eighties disco rocker. He remains charmingly unpredictable, music's most articulate survivor, always stretching the vocabulary."
Powerful stuff eh? The piece concludes with echoes of an old RCA slogan coined to promote 'Heroes' in 1977: "There's new, there's old, there's Bowie."