Tuesday, February 21, 2006

David Bowie - Heathen


I don't know how many people realized that when David Bowie released Heathen in 2002 that he had made the best album of his career since Scary Monsters came out in 1980. Could it be that having Tony Visconti produce Bowie for the first time in 22 years made a difference? I would say the answer is a definite yes and Heathen is the proof.

No need to spend much time writing about his past except to say that I hear more of Station To Station on here than anything else. This record captures the tone and attitude of his best work from that era. Which is a very good thing.

Here is Slow Burn with Pete Townshend playing some slashing lead guitar and I hear echoes of 9/11 in the melancholy Everyone Says "Hi".

Buy it here.
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