Bowie in Berlin: A New Career in a New Town


Bowie in Berlin: A New Career in a New Town


Publisher Marketing:  "Bowie in Berlin" tells the fascinating story of the three years David Bowie spent in Germany in the mid-1970s, making the most extraordinary music of his career. Driven to the brink of madness by cocaine, overwork, marital strife and a paranoid obsession with the occult, Bowie fled Los Angeles in 1975 and ended up in Berlin, the divided city on the front line between communist East and capitalist West. There he sought anonymity, taking an apartment in a run-down district with his sometime collaborator Iggy Pop, another refugee from drugs and debauchery, while they explored the city and its notorious nightlife. In this intensely creative period, Bowie put together three classic albums "Low," "'Heroes'," and "Lodger" with collaborators who included Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and Tony Visconti. He also found time to produce two albums for Iggy Pop "The Idiot" and "Lust for Life" and to take a leading role in a movie, the ill-starred "Just a Gigolo."  "Bowie in Berlin" tells the story of that period and those records, exploring Bowie's fascination with the city, unearthing his sources of inspiration, detailing his working methods and teasing out the elusive meanings of the songs. Painstakingly researched and vividly written, the book casts a new light on the most creative and influential era in David Bowie's career.

Additional details:
Weight: 1.44
Dimensions: 8.46 x 6.15 x 1.02
Binding: Paperback 
ISBN: 1906002088
Publisher: Jawbone
Author:  Thomas Jerome Seabrook
Pages: 272
Publication date: February 01, 2008

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