Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie

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ECW Press, Nov 16, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages
By 1987, David Bowie was at a creative, critical, and commercial low. His most recent album was dismissed by the music press, his latest tour written off as a disaster. Fifteen years after becoming the most colourfully controversial superstar in recent rock history, Bowie was seen as a spent force. Almost twenty years later, Bowie has re-established himself at the very peak of his profession in one of the most extraordinary comebacks in rock history. His 1995 release of the critically-astonishing 1:Outside album has been followed by equally groundbreaking efforts. He is a content family man, married to super-model Iman, and one of the richest musicians in the world. While most biographies on Bowie still focus on his early years, Hallo Spaceboy: The Rebirth of David Bowie is the first to chronicle the comeback in detail. Drawing upon exclusive interviews with fans, colleagues and associates, it is also the long-gestating follow-up to Dave Thompson's Moonage Daydream (1987), widely hailed among the best David Bowie biographies

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User Review  - JWarren42 - LibraryThing

Absolutely superb in its exploration of Bowie's recent history. What I especially liked was Thompson's refusal to delve into dunked and innuendo, instead sticking exclusively to published interviews ... Read full review


CHAPTER FOUR Im Glad Youre Older Than Me
CHAPTER SIX Where Have All Papas
Hating Through our Sleeves
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Dave Thompson is the author of more than 80 books, including Cream: The World's First Supergroup, Go Phish, Moonage Daydream, Never Fade Away, and Smoke on the Water. In 1998, he was ranked one of rock's five foremost authors in Mojo magazine. He lives in

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