This is the David Bowie
i grew up with, well not literally, otherwise my name would be Zowie. It must be interesting for Bowie having to deal with 4 different sets of and
5 decades of fans/admirers of his music. There are his 60's pop fans who think 1967'
s "The Laughing Gnome
" is a classic [which it isn't and to be blunt, "Godawful"], then there are his 70's Glam Rock groupies who insist this is his "definitive period" [who am i to disagree?],to the 80's pop/dance crowd who loved "Cat People", "Lets Dance" & "China Girl
" et al
Of course that leaves the 90's & Millenniumster's and which to be honest is nothing to talk about. Now that Bowie is the ripe old age of 61 in 2008, you can probably, maybe even safely predict his chart days are over. But it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he did record a number one song again, because this man is just to talented not to try.
What of Bowie in 2008?, well if you're lucky enough to be a residing Englander
.... On 29 June 2008, Bowie released a new compilation entitled iSELECT
. This CD was a collection of personal favourites compiled by Bowie himself and was available exclusively as a free gift with the British newspaper The Mail On Sunday
. The compilation is notable in that it only contained one major hit single, "Life on Mars?
", and concentrated on lesser-known album tracks.